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Slideshow Group Cards in Microsoft Sway

Explore how Slideshow Group Cards work in Microsoft Sway.


Product/Version: Microsoft Sway

OS: Works in a browser, or as an app

The fourth Card type within the Group Cards category in Sway is the Slideshow Group Card. The Slideshow Group Card can only contain Picture Cards and displays your pictures one after the other in Slideshow mode, not too different than the Slideshow view of PowerPoint.

SlideShow Group Card

Follow these steps to see how the Slideshow Group Card works:

  1. Create a new Sway or open an existing one. Then access the All Cards pane and select the Group category, as shown in Figure 1, below.
  2. Group Cards within All Cards pane
    Figure 1: Group Cards within All Cards pane
  3. Note: Is the All Cards pane, as shown in Figure 1 not visible? Then click the Cards option in the menu bar as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.
  4. Then choose the Slideshow option, highlighted in red within Figure 1. This will place a new Group Card in your Storyline with a SlideShow Group layout, as shown in Figure 2, below.
  5. Slideshow Group Card added
    Figure 2: Slideshow Group Card added
  6. Click the Add a picture box, highlighted in blue within Figure 2, above. This will show the Insert pane, as can be seen in Figure 3, below. Options within the Insert pane are explained in our Insert Options in Sway tutorial.
  7. Insert pane
    Figure 3: Insert pane
  8. We added multiple Picture Cards within the Slideshow Group Card, as you can see in Figure 4, below.
  9. Picture Cards in our Slideshow Group Card
    Figure 4: Picture Cards in our Slideshow Group Card
  10. The moment you click on the Group handle on the top (highlighted in red within Figure 4, above), you will find that your Group Card collapses, as shown in Figure 5, below.
  11. Slideshow Group created
    Figure 5: Slideshow Group created
  12. You will also notice that several options are available in the area now. The options in the area highlighted in red within Figure 5 are explained in Step 5 on our Automatic Group Cards in Sway tutorial page. And the area highlighted in blue within Figure 5 is explained in Step 4 on our Picture Cards in Sway tutorial page.
  13. Delete: The last button on the right will delete the entire Group Card with all its contents!
  14. Within the individual Cards contained in the Group, you can do everything you can do with regular Picture Cards, as shown in Figure 6, below. You will notice that this Card sports all the options (area highlighted in red) that are available within a regular Picture Card.
  15. Picture Card within the Group Card
    Figure 6: Picture Card within the Group Card
  16. Add captions as needed to all the Picture Cards, as shown in Figure 7, and you are done.
  17. Add captions for your pictures
    Figure 7: Add captions for your pictures

The embed below shows an actual Sway that uses the Slideshow Group Card. Click on the actual slideshow and use the previous and next arrows to navigate in between pictures within the embedded Sway to see how it works!


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