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My Office Sway (Web Edition with Content Update Program)

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  • A Web Edition is an online learning product that you view in your web browser while connected to the Internet. Some Web Editions include additional interactive features, such as videos, quizzes, or live code editing. Read the product description for more details. A Web Edition will be accessible from your Account page after purchase.

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Web Edition
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-441173-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-441173-6

This Web Edition is available for free with the purchase of a My Office Sway book or eBook. The free Web Edition can be found in your account under Digital Purchases after you purchase your book or eBook. See www.quepublishing.com/CUP for details.

A Web Edition is an electronic version of the book that can be accessed with any Internet connection from your www.quepublishing.com account.

My Office Sway is an easy, full-color tutorial that shows you how to maximize the potential of Sway, Microsoft’s free app that enables you to create multimedia presentations on the Web.

In addition, this Web Edition is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Sway, sections of this Web Edition will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software.

Coverage includes the following:

·         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 Infogr.am 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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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 Infogr.am

    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 Docs.com

    Create an Account on Docs.com

    Share a Sway on Docs.com

    Manage Your Sway on Docs.com

    Unpublish a Sway on Docs.com

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

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