How to translate slides

Updated December 5, 2019

Slide translation on-demand is now available. Enabling this means that you no longer have to manually generate automatic translations for each language, instead you only have to set the original language of the slides and assign the slides to your session. When the audience enables their language, the system will automatically generate the automatic translation for it. Please note that the session must have translation on-demand also enabled for this to work as expected.

Slide Translation On-Demand

Step 1: Select if you will upload your slides as PDF or images.

Step 2: In the Primary Channel dropdown, select the language the slides are written in.

Step 3: Click to enable the “Enable slide translation” toggle. This is required to turn on slide translation on-demand.

Step 4: Upload your slides by dragging and dropping your PDF or slide image files.

Step 5: Assign the slides to your session using a playlist.

Then, when an audience member visits your session’s mobile view, they select their language and will see the slide translation as slides are released. It’s that easy!


Slide Translation (Old Method)

Automatic slide translation enables your audience to easily get your slides in their native language on their mobile devices. Here’s how you can get started in 6 steps.

Step 1: Upload your slides

Click here for instructions on how to upload slides. You can upload your slides as a PDF file or as images.

Step 2: Open the slides’ meta info

Click to open the slides and click on “Meta info”.

Example slide uploaded with meta info button highlighted

 

Step 3: Define the primary channel of the slides

Select the language that the slides are written in. Then click “Close”

Step 4: Select the language you want to translate into

In the language overlay dropdown, pick a language you want to translate into. In this example, we selected “Bahasa Indonesia”.

If the language overlay for “Bahasa Indonesia” does not exist yet, you will be prompted to create it. Select “Yes” and you will see a progress bar while the slides are being translated.

Step 4.5 (Optional): View the results and make corrections

When the process is complete, you will see your slides overlaid with the translations.

The text detected on the slide is highlighted with a thin red box. You can click on the text and make corrections to the translation if you wish. Press “Save” to save your changes.

Animated GIF of automatic translation being edited.

Step 5: Add your slides to a session

If you haven’t already, create a session for your presentation and assign your slides to it. If you have multiple pieces of prepared content for your session, use a playlist to assign them all to one session. 

Step 6: Share your session url with your audience and deliver a great multilingual presentation

The session’s QR code or URL is located in the session editor. Share them with your audience so they can access translation on their mobile devices.

Your audience selects their language and then they will see the translated slides on their mobile device as you release the slides in your native language.

Translated slide on mobile view

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