My Office Sway (includes Content Update Program)

My Office Sway (includes Content Update Program)

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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.

In addition, this book is part of Que's Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Sway, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection.

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 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 12mm | 380g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0789755432
  • 9780789755438
  • 2,358,135

Table of contents


What Is Sway?

What You Can Create with Sway

Content You Can Include in a Sway

Enhance Your Sway with Customizable Styles

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Office Sway

Creating a Sway Account

Create a Sway Account

Finding Your Way Around Sway

Explore Sample Sways

Navigate Sway

Get Help

Provide Feedback

Creating a New Sway

Create a New Sway from Scratch

Create a New Sway by Importing Content

Signing In and Out

Sign In to Sway

Sign Out of Sway

Chapter 2 Planning and Creating a Sway

Planning Your Sway Storyline

Working with Navigational Layouts

Apply a New Layout

Adding Content with Cards

Insert Content Using the Insert Content Icon

Add Content Using the All Cards Pane

Working with Title Cards and Heading Cards

Modify the Title Card

Add a Heading Card

Apply a Background

Adding Other Content Cards

Add a Text Card

Add a Picture Card

Add a Video Card

Add a Tweet Card

Formatting Text and Pictures

Emphasize or Accent Text

Create a Bulleted List

Create a Numbered List

Add a Link

Specify Focus Points on a Picture

Specify Picture and Video Showcase Options

Chapter 3 Working with Group Cards

Creating Group Cards

Add an Automatic Card

Add a Stack Card

Add a Comparison Card

Add a Slideshow Card

Add a Grid Card

Managing Group Cards

Collapse a Group

Change the Group Type

Modify Content in a Group

Ungroup a Group

Delete a Group

Chapter 4 Embedding Content in a Sway

Understanding the Sway Embed Process

Sway Supported Sites

Three-Step Process for Embedding Content

Understand Embed Codes

Embedding Content Using the Embed Card

Embed a Map from Google Maps

Embed an Infographic from

Embed a Video from Vimeo

Embed an Audio Clip from SoundCloud

Embed a Mix from Office Mix

Chapter 5 Working with Sway Charts

Understanding Charts

Understand Chart Types

Understand Chart Terminology

Adding a Chart to a Sway

Add a Column Chart

Add a Pie Chart

Modifying a Chart

Modify Basic Chart Elements

Modify a Worksheet

Specify Chart Showcase Options

Previewing a Chart

Preview a Chart

Chapter 6 Inserting Media Content

Exploring the Add Content Pane

Adding Content from the Add Content Pane

Add Content from Suggested Sources

Add Content from OneNote

Add Content from Facebook

Add Content from Flickr

Add Content from Bing

Add Content from PicHit

Add Content from YouTube

Add Content from Twitter

Adding Content from OneDrive

Add a Word Document from OneDrive

Add a PowerPoint Presentation from OneDrive

Add an Excel Workbook from OneDrive

Add a PDF from OneDrive

Uploading Content from Your Computer

Upload a File from Your Computer

Suggesting New Content Sources

Suggest New Content Sources

Chapter 7 Modifying a Sway

Working with a Sway

Open a Sway

Rename a Sway

Duplicate a Sway

Delete a Sway

Modifying Sway Content

Move a Card on the Storyline

Delete a Card or Section

Modifying Sway Design

Apply a New Design Set

Customize a Design Set

Modify Your Sway's Design Automatically with Remix!

Switch to Another Layout

Previewing a Sway

Preview a Sway

Play a Sway

Use Accessibility View

Chapter 8 Sharing a Sway

Specifying Sharing Options

Specify Who Can See a Sway

Sharing Your Sway on

Create an Account on

Share a Sway on

Manage Your Sway on

Unpublish a Sway on

Getting Social with Sway

Share a Sway on Facebook

Share a Sway on Twitter

Share on Other Social Sites

Share via Email

Sharing with Links

Share a View Link

Share an Edit Link

Sharing a Sway from the My Sways Page

Share from the My Sways Page

Managing Shared Sways

Edit a Sway Someone Shared with You

View Sways Shared with You

Stop Sharing a Sway

Remove Yourself from a Shared Sway

Embedding a Sway

Embed a Sway on a Website or Blog

View a Sway on the Web

Embed a Sway in Another Sway

Chapter 9 Installing and Using Sway for Windows 10

Exploring Sway for Windows 10

Installing Sway for Windows 10

Install Sway for Windows 10

Taking and Inserting a Picture

Take and Insert a Picture

Chapter 10 Installing and Using Sway for iPhone and iPad

Getting to Know Sway for iPhone and iPad

Explore Sway for iPhone and iPad

Navigate Sway for iPhone and iPad

Installing Sway for iPhone and iPad

Install Sway for iPhone and iPad

9780789755438 TOC 10/28/2015
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About Patrice-Anne Rutledge

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a business technology author and journalist who writes about business applications, social media, and small business technology. In addition to her current book on Sway, she is also the author of numerous other books on Microsoft applications, including Easy Office 2016, Easy Office 2013, Office 2013 All-In-One Absolute Beginner's Guide, PowerPoint 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide, and Using PowerPoint 2010, all from Pearson. She can be reached through her website at
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