PPTools LanguageSelector -- Language conversion help for PowerPoint
What is PPTools LanguageSelector?
PPTools LanguageSelector lets you set all of the text in your presentation or template to any of the dozens of languages that Windows supports.
That way, PowerPoint uses the correct dictionaries for that language when it spell-checks.
Couldn't you do it manually? Sure. Changing a few text boxes from one language to another is easy.
But changing every bit of text -- on slides, notes pages, slide masters, slide layouts, notes masters, handout masters -- throughout an entire presentation?
That's incredibly tedious, time-consuming and error-prone. It's not a nice thing to ask an intelligent human to do.
Let the LanguageSelector and the computer do it for you while you do something creative.
Who needs LanguageSelector?
What can LanguageSelector do for you?
- If you receive presentations from colleagues or clients in other countries,
you've run into presentations that are supposed to be in English,
but are strewn with "red squigglies" indicating typos, even though the words are spelled correctly.
This is because the text is set to some other language, even though it's typed in English.
LanguageSelector fixes that.
- If you create presentations for colleagues/clients abroad and enter the text in their language rather than
your own, you want to be sure to set the text to their language first; otherwise they'll get the
dreaded red squigglies on correctly spelled words when they open your presentation.
LanguageSelector does that.
- If you create templates for clients in multiple countries/languages, you already know how tedious
it can be to "touch" each bit of text in each template and set it to the correct language for its audience.
LanguageSelector automates that.
What it isn't
LanguageSelector doesn't translate your text from one language into another.
There are already plenty of programs and web tools for that. Most of them are pretty bad. We don't think the world needs yet another way to turn your carefully crafted text into (sometimes howlingly funny) gibberish in another language.
LanguageSelector tells PowerPoint that every bit of text in your presentation should be set to the language of your choice so that when it does spell- and grammar-checks, it uses the correct dictionaries for that language.