Translating customer documents sometimes requires us to deal with special formats, such as Microsoft PowerPoint. Unfortunately, I am not a PowerPoint jockey. Until recently, I was bothered by a problem translating files in SDLX. When there were page numbers defined in the master for the slides, they would appear in SDLX as ‹N°›, but I could not figure out how to make them come out automatically in the translated document.
Well, I still don’t know how to do that, but I do know how to get around the problem!
This applies to PowerPoint 2003/SDLX 2006.
In PowerPoint, open the translated document (output from SDLX) and go to a page with a page number (showing as ‹N°›).
On the View menu, point to Master, and then click Slide Master.
There will be a text box for the page number, containing the ‹N°› string.
Select the ‹N°› string.
On the Insert menu, click Slide Number.
The ‹N°› string will be replaced with (a different) ‹N°› string, but this time it will work.
Click Close Master View on the Slide Master View toolbar.
Now page through the document to see that the page numbers are working.
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