Thursday, May 5, 2011
Extract all text from a PowerPoint presentation for translation purposes
Within the framework of my work I have been asked to translated a powerpoint presentation as I am the only native person speaking the 'target' language.
However, at my biggest surprise I got not text but a powerpoint presentation!!!!
The presentation had full of boxes with text up and down....
I could not imagine a single moment to edit the translation and copy and paste every box
I needed all this text into another format ideally text format for further manipulation and usage of a translator engine to further speed the work.
It should be definitely another way to perform this task.
The simpliest way I found is to
Open your powerpoint, save it as a pdf, then open the pdf file with Acrobat Reader and save the file as TXT [Save As Type to Text (Plain) (*.txt).]
Hope this trick helps someone!
Have a great day.