I have been using Sway occasionally for presentations. I like that I can put something together quickly and bring in live content easily. But up until now, I found the text size was not ideal for an audience in a room. If I had bullet points or text other than headings, it was difficult to read for those at the back of the room. Today we received the Sway text size slider. UserVoice works. I received an email that a feature suggestion for Sway had been put into production.
Sway doesn't want to compromise on its "show me your intent" policy when it comes to content. Rather than expecting you to spend a lot of time picking the right font and adjusting the size to be just right, you show your intent for text. We have had Headings, Emphasize, Accent, Bullets, Numbers for sometime. Now we can show our intent for text size.
Use Design > Customize.
Slide the text between small, normal or large.
- Small - This size is ideal for a Sway that will be read on screen like a document.
- Normal - Text is good for presentations or documents that have short blocks of text.
- Large - Good for presentations with short blocks of text. Large blocks of text don't appear to fit on the screen when used with the Presentation layout.
View my video discussing the new feature, the Sway I worked on during the video and the PowerPoint it was based on.