Embed a Live Word Document into a Microsoft Sway Presentation

If you’re using Microsoft’s Sway and you want to insert a Word document, there’s just a couple easy steps to do it.

Title of Sway
The title of your Sway

Create a new Sway and give it a title. I’ve called this one Embedding a Word Document.

Media group
Choose the media group

Next, click the plus sign to add more content. Choose the Media group then click the Embed option.

Embed
Choose the embed option

Video explanation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cnb9eqSvnA”

Create new Word document
Create a new Word Document
Upload Word document
Upload an existing Word document

Sway is now waiting for the embed code. You need to get the code from your Word document after you’ve uploaded it to OneDrive (or created it online to begin with). So, assuming you’ve uploaded your Word document, we’re going to step forward from that point. If you haven’t done that, you need to open up OneDrive and upload it.

Embed option in Word
Embed option in Word online

In the online Word document, go to Share and embed and the code is down here waiting for you. It’s all highlighted. Copy the embed code from your clipboard and go back to your Microsoft Sway. Go to the box waiting for your input, and paste the code.

Embed card with code
Sway card with embed code

You’ve embedded that Microsoft document. This is live. If you were to update this in Word, this document that’s showing here would be updated. You can also interact with this document to a certain extent with the icon lower right hand corner. You can download it or print it.

Sway with embedded document
Sway with embedded document

Embed a Live Excel Spreadsheet into a Microsoft Sway Presentation

If you’re using Microsoft’s Sway and you want to insert an Excel spreadsheet, there’s just a couple easy steps to do it.

Title of Sway
The title of your Sway

Create a new Sway and give it a title. I’ve called this one Embedding an Excel Spreadsheet.

Media group
Choose the media group

Next, click the plus sign to add more content. Choose the Media group then click the Embed option.

Embed
Choose the embed option

Video explanation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0nuf-DyimA”

Create new Excel workbook
Create a new Excel workbook
Upload Excel workbook
Upload an existing Excel workbook

Sway is now waiting for the embed code. You need to get the code from Excel after you’ve uploaded it to OneDrive (or created it online to begin with). So, assuming you’ve uploaded your Excel flle, we’re going to step forward from that point. If you haven’t done that, you need to open up OneDrive and upload it.

Embed option in Excel
Embed option in Excel online

In the online Excel workbook, go to Share and embed and the code is ready at the bottom of the next window. You will be presented with a screen to select different parts of your spreadsheet, leave it at the default for now. Copy the embed code from your clipboard and go back to your Microsoft Sway. Go to the box waiting for your input, and paste the code.

Embed card with code
Sway card with embed code

You’ve embedded that Microsoft document. This is live. If you were to update this in Excel, this document that’s showing here would be updated. You can also interact with this document to a certain extent with the icon lower right hand corner. You can download it or print it.

Sway with embedded document
Sway with embedded document

Embed a Google Doc into a Microsoft Sway Presentation

If you’re using Microsoft’s Sway and you want to embed a Google Doc, there’s just a couple easy steps to do it.

Sway with Google Doc
The title of your Sway

Create a new Sway and give it a title. I’ve called this one Embedding a Google Doc.

Media group
Choose the media group

Next, click the plus sign to add more content. Choose the Media group then click the Embed option.

Embed
Choose the embed option

Video explanation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQT1h2Ph0CY”

Publish to the web
Publish your Doc to the web
Publish button
Click the publish button

Sway is now waiting for the embed code. You need to get the code from your Google Doc by going to the document’s File menu and choosing Publish to the web. Once in the Publish to the web page, you need to click the blue Publish button one time to open up the Doc. After you have clicked Publish, you can highlight the embed code and copy it to your clipboard.

Embed code for Docs
Embed option in Google Docs

Go back to your Microsoft Sway. Go to the box waiting for your input, and paste the code.

Embed card with code
Sway card with embed code

You’ve embedded that Google Doc. This is live. If you were to update this in Docs, this document that’s showing here would be updated. You can also interact with this document to a certain extent with the icon lower right hand corner. You can download it or print it.

Finished sway with Google Doc
Sway with embedded document