I know, I know…a couple weeks ago I said I had written my last chapter about PowerPoint. Well, a good friend of mine, @jenemitchell, CEO of Ed to the Max, brought to my attention one more tool that should not be kept a secret: the translator built within Microsoft. While I am not fluent in any other languages (I struggle with English too at times), the translator seems to work quite well.
With PowerPoint open, you can first select the Review tab, then choose Translate. If the Translate option is grayed out, you will have to download it from the Windows store. Utilize the Search Feature within PowerPoint and it will give you the information you need.
A window will pop up on the right side of your screen.
- Choose the languages you wish to transfer from and to
- Type in your message
- Select Insert
Your translated message is placed into your presentation.
More Good News…It’s Not Just for PowerPoint!
The translator works across many Microsoft programs. Below is an example from using it with Outlook.
It translates an email you received to a different language within Outlook itself.
Here it translated an email I received to Spanish right within Outlook.
When writing an email, after selecting Translate from the Review tab, I was prompted and then taken online to use the translator there.
From here I was able to copy/paste the text I needed into my email.