This section explores creativity using Microsoft Sway. Sway has the ability to create animated newsletters, websites, portfolios, interactive reports, and presentations. Sway is the cloud-based alternative to PowerPoint. Sway has many design templates for a variety of projects. Since I needed to design a newsletter template for our student group, Sway seemed a good choice to try.

I have a paid version of Microsoft 365, so I have all of the features included in Sway, such as the ability to remove the Sway footer at the end of my newsletter. One of my favorite features about Sway is the ability to export the newsletter to a file, such as a .pdf. This allows the group to upload issues of the newsletter to our repository page. Sway is a program that I will use again.

SMSA Newsletter Example