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You have an idea you want to push through or a client to convince, but you’re just spending too much time sitting through meetings and sending countless emails to explain your ideas and designs to the less imaginative (not their fault) counterparts.

If there’s one thing as intimidating as staring at a blank Word document wondering what to write, it’s staring at a blank PowerPoint presentation wondering what to add. Some of us are simply not creatives by nature. Thankfully, the geniuses at Microsoft went to great lengths to save many of us from such a predicament.

Available on the web and as an app, Microsoft Sway is a presentation programme from the Microsoft Office family of products that allows you to create and share visually stunning webpages, presentations, proposals, newsletters, and more in minutes.

Users can pull content locally from the device in use or from internet sources such as Bing, Facebook, OneDrive, and YouTube. Once created, the webpage can be viewed and edited from any web browser through Office for the web.

Start by adding your text and pictures, search for and import relevant content from other sources, and then watch Sway do the rest. Watch the video below for the step-by-step guide on how to create your webpage.



If you’re not a Microsoft user

Some may experience an issue sharing their Sway with clients who do not have a Microsoft account, which can get frustrating.

If you use an Office365 account to author your Sway, the default sharing audience is only people in your organisation. To change this, open your Microsoft Sway for editing, click the ‘Share’ button on the upper right and change to either ‘Anyone with a link’ or ‘Public’. Others should then be able to view your Sway whether they are signed in or not.


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