Last year Google introduced realtime captioning of Google Slides presentations. Microsoft did the same for some versions of PowerPoint. Late last year Microsoft also unveiled realtime translation of presentations. Then last week Microsoft announced that realtime captioning and translation is available in all versions of PowerPoint. Check out the following tutorials that I made to learn how to use realtime captioning in Google Slides and PowerPoint.
Realtime Captioning of Google Slides Presentations
This feature is found when you launch your slides in full screen presentation mode. Hover your mouse pointer over the lower, left corner of your presentation and select the “captions” option that appears. The captions will appear at the bottom of the screen while you are talking. If you exit the full-screen mode, the captions will stop.
Realtime Captioning of PowerPoint Presentations
The realtime captioning feature in PowerPoint has more options than the one in Google Slides. In PowerPoint you can choose where you want the captions to appear when you are presenting in full screen. You can also specify the language that you are speaking in and the language that you want the captions to appear in.
Realtime Captioning and Translation of PowerPoint and Google Slides
If you’re like me and your default presentation creation tool is Google Slides, but you want to use the translation features of PowerPoint, you’re not out of luck. You can create your presentation in Google Slides then download it as a PPTX file. Once you have downloaded it to your desktop, open the file in PowerPoint and you can use the translation features.