My Office Sway

Book description

Full-Color Book

If want to learn how to use Microsoft Sway, My Office Sway is your must-have companion. This friendly, quick, full-color, 100% practical tutorial walks you through various tasks for building your own multimedia web presentations—even if you have no design skills.

If you're ready to start creating your own Sways on your computer, tablet, or phone, My Office Sway is ready to help.

My Office Sway is an easy, full-color tutorial on Microsoft's new design app, which covers the following topics:

  • Set up your free Sway account, and master Sway's web interface

  • Create a new Sway from scratch—or from PowerPoint, Word, or PDF

  • Use storylines to design and organize your Sway

  • Control your Sway's content, layout, and appearance

  • Embed external content including Google Maps, YouTube or Vimeo videos, SoundCloud audio, and Infogram infographics

  • Insert content from numerous sources, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or your own OneDrive

  • Add column, bar, line, pie, and area charts

  • Preview and modify your Sways

  • Transform your Sway's design automatically with Remix!

  • Build slideshows or single-page Sways

  • Embed Sways on your website or blog, or in another Sway

  • Control exactly who can see your Sway

  • Create live group Sways for business, teaching, or brainstorming

  • Use Sway from your iPhone, iPad, or Windows 10 device

  • Every task is presented step-by-step, using carefully annotated, colorful screenshots, all numbered so there's no chance of getting lost or confused. Everything's clearly organized in modular, self-contained chapters designed to help you get started quickly. Throughout, the book is packed with helpful tips, lists, and quick solutions to the problems you're most likely to encounter.

    Table of contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Prologue
      1. What Is Sway?
      2. What You Can Create with Sway
      3. Content You Can Include in a Sway
      4. Enhance Your Sway with Customizable Styles
    12. 1. Getting Started with Office Sway
      1. Creating a Sway Account
        1. Create a Sway Account
      2. Finding Your Way Around Sway
        1. Explore Sample Sways
        2. Navigate Sway
        3. Get Help
        4. Provide Feedback
      3. Creating a New Sway
        1. Create a New Sway from Scratch
        2. Create a New Sway by Importing Content
      4. Signing In and Out
        1. Sign In to Sway
        2. Sign Out of Sway
    13. 2. Planning and Creating a Sway
      1. Planning Your Sway Storyline
      2. Working with Navigational Layouts
        1. Apply a New Layout
      3. Adding Content with Cards
        1. Insert Content Using the Insert Content Icon
        2. Add Content Using the All Cards Pane
      4. Working with Title Cards and Heading Cards
        1. Modify the Title Card
        2. Add a Heading Card
        3. Apply a Background
      5. Adding Other Content Cards
        1. Add a Text Card
        2. Add a Picture Card
        3. Add a Video Card
        4. Add a Tweet Card
      6. Formatting Text and Pictures
        1. Emphasize or Accent Text
        2. Create a Bulleted List
        3. Create a Numbered List
        4. Add a Link
        5. Specify Focus Points on a Picture
        6. Specify Picture and Video Showcase Options
    14. 3. Working with Group Cards
      1. Creating Group Cards
        1. Add an Automatic Card
        2. Add a Stack Card
        3. Add a Comparison Card
        4. Add a Slideshow Card
        5. Add a Grid Card
      2. Managing Group Cards
        1. Collapse a Group
        2. Change the Group Type
        3. Modify Content in a Group
        4. Ungroup a Group
        5. Delete a Group
    15. 4. Embedding Content in a Sway
      1. Understanding the Sway Embed Process
        1. Sway Supported Sites
        2. Three-Step Process for Embedding Content
        3. Understand Embed Codes
      2. Embedding Content Using the Embed Card
        1. Embed a Map from Google Maps
        2. Embed an Infographic from
        3. Embed a Video from Vimeo
        4. Embed an Audio Clip from SoundCloud
        5. Embed a Mix from Office Mix
    16. 5. Working with Sway Charts
      1. Understanding Charts
        1. Understand Chart Types
        2. Understand Chart Terminology
      2. Adding a Chart to a Sway
        1. Add a Column Chart
        2. Add a Pie Chart
      3. Modifying a Chart
        1. Modify Basic Chart Elements
        2. Modify a Worksheet
        3. Specify Chart Showcase Options
      4. Previewing a Chart
        1. Preview a Chart
    17. 6. Inserting Media Content
      1. Exploring the Add Content Pane
      2. Adding Content from the Add Content Pane
        1. Add Content from Suggested Sources
        2. Add Content from OneNote
        3. Add Content from Facebook
        4. Add Content from Flickr
        5. Add Content from Bing
        6. Add Content from PicHit
        7. Add Content from YouTube
        8. Add Content from Twitter
      3. Adding Content from OneDrive
        1. Add a Word Document from OneDrive
        2. Add a PowerPoint Presentation from OneDrive
        3. Add an Excel Workbook from OneDrive
        4. Add a PDF from OneDrive
      4. Uploading Content from Your Computer
        1. Upload a File from Your Computer
      5. Suggesting New Content Sources
        1. Suggest New Content Sources
    18. 7. Modifying a Sway
      1. Working with a Sway
        1. Open a Sway
        2. Rename a Sway
        3. Duplicate a Sway
        4. Delete a Sway
      2. Modifying Sway Content
        1. Move a Card on the Storyline
        2. Delete a Card or Section
      3. Modifying Sway Design
        1. Apply a New Design Set
        2. Customize a Design Set
        3. Modify Your Sway’s Design Automatically with Remix!
        4. Switch to Another Layout
      4. Previewing a Sway
        1. Preview a Sway
        2. Play a Sway
        3. Use Accessibility View
    19. 8. Sharing a Sway
      1. Specifying Sharing Options
        1. Specify Who Can See a Sway
      2. Sharing Your Sway on
        1. Create an Account on
        2. Share a Sway on
        3. Manage Your Sway on
        4. Unpublish a Sway on
      3. Getting Social with Sway
        1. Share a Sway on Facebook
        2. Share a Sway on Twitter
        3. Share on Other Social Sites
        4. Share via Email
      4. Sharing with Links
        1. Share a View Link
        2. Share an Edit Link
      5. Sharing a Sway from the My Sways Page
        1. Share from the My Sways Page
      6. Managing Shared Sways
        1. Edit a Sway Someone Shared with You
        2. View Sways Shared with You
        3. Stop Sharing a Sway
        4. Remove Yourself from a Shared Sway
      7. Embedding a Sway
        1. Embed a Sway on a Website or Blog
        2. View a Sway on the Web
        3. Embed a Sway in Another Sway
    20. 9. Installing and Using Sway for Windows 10
      1. Exploring Sway for Windows 10
      2. Installing Sway for Windows 10
        1. Install Sway for Windows 10
      3. Taking and Inserting a Picture
        1. Take and Insert a Picture
    21. 10. Installing and Using Sway for iPhone and iPad
      1. Getting to Know Sway for iPhone and iPad
        1. Explore Sway for iPhone and iPad
        2. Navigate Sway for iPhone and iPad
      2. Installing Sway for iPhone and iPad
        1. Install Sway for iPhone and iPad
    22. Index

    Product information

    • Title: My Office Sway
    • Author(s): Patrice-Anne Rutledge
    • Release date: November 2015
    • Publisher(s): Que
    • ISBN: 9780134217239