Review: Translation Options in PowerPoint

We explored how you can translate text from one language to another. To make better use of these translation features, you should be aware of the various options available to get just the results you want.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Translation Options in PowerPoint 2013

Translation Options in PowerPoint 2010

Translation Options in PowerPoint


Review: Translation in PowerPoint between Languages

Do you quickly need to translate your slides from English to French or some words from English to Hindi? The best option available to you is to get a professional translator but did you know that PowerPoint includes rudimentary translation skills? This translation is not something that you could use without checking the results, but this is still a great start.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Translation in PowerPoint 2013

Translation in PowerPoint 2010

Translation in PowerPoint


Interface: Locate PowerPoint, Where is it?

Are you unable to locate PowerPoint on your computer? Sometimes, such a question can be embarrassing! Or, are there more than one versions of PowerPoint on your computer, maybe older versions? Yes, we know that this can happen, although it does sound a little strange. However, there are perfectly valid excuses for you to be unable to find PowerPoint. In the following tutorials, learn how to find a PowerPoint instance on your computer.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Locate PowerPoint 2016

Locate PowerPoint 2013

Locate PowerPoint 2010

Locate PowerPoint 2007

Apple Mac OS:

Locate PowerPoint 2011

Locate PowerPoint


Proofing: Language Options on the Status Bar in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint, when you select any text container such as a text placeholder, shape, or text box, then you may (or may not) see the language specified for the text container on the Status Bar. However it is quite possible that you may not be seeing any language specified on the Status Bar, and this can happen for one of two reasons.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Language Options on the Status Bar in PowerPoint 2016

Language Options on the Status Bar in PowerPoint 2013

Language Options on the Status Bar in PowerPoint 2010

Language Options in PowerPoint


Text: Find and Replace Words in PowerPoint

If you created a long presentation for a particular event or concept and then realize that you used the wrong terminology across the presentation, then what would you do? Yes, you can manually find the problem word and replace its each occurrence. But what if you have more than a few slides? Or even then, you might miss out locating the problem word in some occurrences. Your best choice is to do replace using the Find and Replace option in PowerPoint.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Find and Replace Words in PowerPoint 2016

Find and Replace Words in PowerPoint 2013

Find and Replace Words in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Find and Replace Words in PowerPoint 2011

Find and Replace Words in PowerPoint


Proofing: Research Tools in PowerPoint and Microsoft Office

Creating a slide deck, and you suddenly want to authenticate a figure or double-check a fact? Well, there’s no need to open a web browser or even access a conventional dictionary. Research, a less explored option is available within most Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint. This option connects with various online and offline reference sources such as translations, dictionaries, and news services.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Research Tools in PowerPoint 2013

Research Tools in PowerPoint 2010

Research Tools in PowerPoint


Program Options in PowerPoint

Unknown to many users, there are lesser known options within PowerPoint that can change your workflow, and make you work faster. Most of these preferences are to be found within the PowerPoint Options dialog box.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Backstage View: Program Options in PowerPoint 2016

Backstage View: Program Options in PowerPoint 2013

Backstage View: Program Options in PowerPoint 2010

Program Options in PowerPoint


Proofing: Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint

Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary accessible within PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs called RoamingCustom.dic. Additionally, you can create and use many more custom dictionaries. Over time, your custom dictionaries may become a very useful resource, especially since any custom dictionary loaded is used by all the Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Let us assume that you have added several words to the custom dictionaries over the last 4 or 5 years, and now you need to move to a new computer.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2016

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2013

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011 (and Office)

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint


Proofing: Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint

Any custom dictionary that you create within PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program is used by all the Office applications installed on your computer. Also, any changes made to the list of words within a custom dictionary reflect in proofing tools of all Office applications. Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary called RoamingCustom.dic, stored in a separate folder for each local user.

For more details, please choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint 2016

Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint 2013

Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Disable and Enable Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011

Set Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint


Proofing: Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint

Although PowerPoint provides a spelling dictionary which contains a list of all common words, you might be working on a particular project that uses uncommon words not found in everyday language. You could edit a custom dictionary or load a ready-made third-party dictionary within PowerPoint. But you can actually create your own dictionary that includes a set of words for a particular project. So, if you need to do a legal presentation for a client once a year, you could create a separate dictionary for just this one project, and then edit it as required within a text editor such as Notepad.

For more details, please choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2016

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2013

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Create and Edit Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint





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