Sway is an amazing tool that lets you play with disparate objects such as text, pictures, charts, multimedia, and even social media – all in one
cohesive platform! Each object in Sway needs a home of its own – and Sway calls these “container” homes
Let us now explore how you can work with Picture Cards in Sway:
- Add a new Picture Card to your Storyline, shown highlighted in
red within Figure 1,
Figure 1: Picture card added
Picture Cards are part of the Media Cards category in Sway – learn more in our
Media Cards in Sway
- To add a picture, click the Add a picture box, as shown highlighted in blue within
Figure 1, above. This brings up the Insert pane that provides many
sources to acquire a picture. Note that we added a picture and also typed a caption, as you can see in Figure 2, below.
Figure 2: Picture shows within the Add a picture box
- There are some options within the Picture card, shown highlighted in red within Figure 2,
above. These options are explained below:
Emphasize makes your selected text bold.
Accent applies italics to your selected text.
Bullets applies a bulleted list to your selected text.
Numbers, similar to the bulleted list option, applies a numbered list to the select text.
Link allows to add a hyperlink to your selected text. First select the part of text that you want to link from. Then click on
the Link option. This brings up the Link window, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Link window
The Link window shows the selected text within the Display Text box, as shown highlighted in
red within Figure 3, above. Type or paste the hyperlink you want to apply in the
Web Link box, shown highlighted in green within Figure 3. Once done, click the
OK button, highlighted in blue within Figure 3 to apply the link.
In Figure 4 below, you can see that the hyperlink is applied to the selected text. Remember that the hyperlink will work only in
Preview and in the final output.
Figure 4: Hyperlink applied
- Click Options (highlighted in blue within Figure 4, above) to bring up the Options overlaid pane, as shown in Figure 5, below. Here you
can select from three picture size variations: Subtle, Moderate, and Intense. The results can be
seen both within the Preview Pane and also within the final output.
Once you add a picture, the Focus Points options shows up within your Picture Card (highlighted in
red within Figure 4, earlier on this page). You can learn more about Focus Point in
our Focus Point for Pictures within Sway tutorial
Figure 5: Options overlaid pane
Click the Delete option (icon next to Focus Point option within Figure 4, shown earlier on this page) to delete the entire Picture Card.
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