Cards in Sway are containers for various types of content – and are available in one of three
Categories. These three Categories are Text, Media, and Group. We have already explored the
Text Cards category – and now we will start exploring the various types of Media Cards.
To view the types of Media Cards available, you will first need to insert a Card in your
Sway Storyline. Follow these steps to learn more:
Each Media Card type allows you to do so much more – we explore these capabilities in separate tutorials which have been hyperlinked from
- Figure 1 below shows a new Sway created - note that by default there is only a blank
Title Card available within the
Storyline, shown highlighted in blue within
Figure 1: A new, empty Sway
- Within the All Cards pane, you will find that there are five Card types within the Media category, as shown in
Figure 2: Media Cards within All Cards pane
These five Card types are:
Picture: This Card type is a placeholder for a picture within your Sway. Optionally you can specify a caption for your picture.
Sway supports most picture formats, including animated GIFs. We explore Picture Cards in detail within our
Picture Cards in Sway tutorial.
Video: Similar to a Picture Card, a Video Card places a video within your Sway. If you want, you can also specify a caption for
your Video. Sway supports the most popular video formats. Learn more in our
Video Cards in Sway tutorial.
Tweet: This Card represents a single tweet from Twitter. The tweet can be a regular text tweet or a tweet with a media element,
such as an image. We explain more in our Tweet Cards in Sway tutorial.
Embed: You can easily embed Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or PDF documents in your Sway using the Embed Card -- this connects to your
Docs.com account. Additionally, you can manually embed a variety of Web
content from other sources in your Sway — including videos, images, audio clips, maps, and charts.
Chart (Preview): You can easily add a variety of charts to your Sway using the Chart Card — including column, stacked column,
bar, stacked bar, line, pie, donut pie, area, stacked area, and bar charts with people icons. These charts are interactive and provide a great way
to visualize data in your Sway.
- Add the Media Card that you want by clicking on the relevant button within the All Cards pane, as shown in
Figure 2 previously on this page.
PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences:
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PowerPoint 2016 and 2011 for Mac
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