Spell check all text in PPT
Thread poster: criswords

criswords  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:09
Italian to English
Aug 29, 2013

Hi All. Does anyone know of a way to spell check ALL the text in a PPT presentation? That is, without having to highlight each text box individually? Some slides may have 5-10 boxes.
Also, will it work on PPTX?
Thanks in advance for your help.


 

LEXpert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:09
Member (2008)
Croatian to English
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CAT tool? Aug 29, 2013

I found this workaround using a Macro, but I haven't tried it:
https://www.textunited.com/cms/blog/how-to-run-a-spellcheck-in-all-powerpoint-slides-at-once

Or you can import the PPT into a CAT tool and copy source to target (or just translate it with a CAT in the first place), use the spellcheck therein, and export when finished. Not ideal, I know, since the spellcheck functions in most CAT tools are maddeningly slow, but it will work.


 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 19:09
English to German
Choose your macro Aug 30, 2013

Rudolf Vedo CT wrote:

I found this workaround using a Macro, but I haven't tried it:
https://www.textunited.com/cms/blog/how-to-run-a-spellcheck-in-all-powerpoint-slides-at-once


Actually, that macro doesn't spellcheck anything. It merely changes the language of the entire document, so you can use Powerpoint's spellchecker in "your" language.

After setting the language you can use Edit/Select all, then start Powerpoint's spellchecker.

Some time ago I published a similar macro that is somewhat more sophisticated and thus takes into account some text snippets which might not be "seen" by the simple macro.

http://www.proz.com/forum/german/236059-sprache_in_powerpoint.html#2040493

http://www.proz.com/forum/german/236059-sprache_in_powerpoint.html#2041381


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:09
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice Aug 30, 2013

Try loading your file to Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice, it’ll check the entire text on-the-fly. However, loss of formatting is possible.

 


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