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Change language in PowerPoint 2003
Thread poster: Paola Giardina

Paola Giardina  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 10:36
English to Spanish
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May 14, 2008

Hi,
Does anybody know how to change language to a complete Power Point file?
I'm working (translating and editing) from English (EEUU) to Spanish (Argentina).
This document was prepared in English and I have to change language into Spanish each time I edit every single text box or image.
I selected all slides from the left margin and changed language, but nothing happened.
Then, I tried to make Spanish the default language, but there was no result.
I'm not working with Trados this time.
Can anybody help me with this?
Thank you very much.

Paola


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Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:36
French to English
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TR Utilities May 14, 2008

Hi Paola,

I was given a very useful add-in file to change the language in entire Powerpoint files by a fellow Prozian, Terry Richards. I can't find the correspondence now, but I just contacted him via ProZ and he very kindly sent me the file which makes life much easier - thanks again Terry! The only problem is that it only works for US/UK English, so I don't know how easy it would be to adapt it for Spanish.

Good luck!

Claire


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Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:36
Member (2007)
German to English
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add-in May 16, 2008

Claire Cox wrote:

Hi Paola,

I was given a very useful add-in file to change the language in entire Powerpoint files by a fellow Prozian, Terry Richards. I can't find the correspondence now, but I just contacted him via ProZ and he very kindly sent me the file which makes life much easier - thanks again Terry! The only problem is that it only works for US/UK English, so I don't know how easy it would be to adapt it for Spanish.

Good luck!

Claire


Dear Claire

Would you mind sending me the add-in?

Thanks very much in advance.
Lutz


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Antoní­n Otáhal
Local time: 14:36
Member (2005)
English to Czech
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see my old code May 17, 2008

http://www.proz.com/forum/office_applications/34774-set_language_in_entire_ppt_presentation-.html

Also, Matthias Gleiss sent me an extension to NotesPages:

Sub LangInFrames()
LangID = msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

scount = ActivePresentation.Slides.Count
For j = 1 To scount
fcount = ActivePresentation.Slides(j).Shapes.Count
For k = 1 To fcount
If ActivePresentation.Slides(j).Shapes(k).HasTextFrame Then
ActivePresentation.Slides(j).Shapes(k).TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID = LangID
End If
Next k

tcount = ActivePresentation.Slides(j).NotesPage.Shapes.Count
For l = 1 To tcount
If ActivePresentation.Slides(j).NotesPage.Shapes(l).TextFrame.HasText = msoTrue Then
ActivePresentation.Slides(j).NotesPage.Shapes(l).TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID = LangID
End If
Next l
Next j
End Sub


HTH
Antonin


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Paola Giardina  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 10:36
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you very much. May 21, 2008

Hi everyone,

Thank you very much and sorry for my delay to answer.
I talked to an expert (if compared with me she is an expert with computers and software) and she told me what I want is not possible and that I have to change language box by box.
I don't know a word about programming and complicated "macros" and so on, that's way your answers appear a little difficult for me to understand.
I managed to do it my way, but the doubt still remains.
Is it possible?
With Office 2003 I think it is not, at least not easily for a basic user.
Kind regards and excuse my little knowledge in this field.


Pao


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