Quick-start Tutorial Using MS PowerPoint

This brief tutorial will help you get up and running with Felix for translating documents in Microsoft® PowerPoint.

  1. Launch Felix, and open the document you want to translate in PowerPoint.

    Open your document in MS PowerPoint
  2. Make sure the Add-Ins tab is open if you are using PowerPoint 2007 or higher. From the Felix menu, select Look up Next, or click the right arrow button on the Felix toolbar.

    Felix menu lookup item

    Menu selection

    Felix toolbar lookup button

    Toolbar button

    Note

    The screen shot above shows the toolbar for PowerPoint 2003; in PowerPoint 2007 and above, the toolbar will be on the Add-Ins tab.

  3. The first sentence is selected, and looked up in Felix.

    The first sentence is looked up in PowerPoint

    Toolbar button

    Arrange the PowerPoint, memory, and glossary windows to your liking (I prefer making the glossary window long to the side, so I can see lots of glossary matches at once).

    Arrange the PowerPoint, memory, and glossary windows

    Since you won’t already have a translation memory loaded, it should show that you have no matches.

    No matches are shown for the first sentence you look up.

    First sentence looked up in Felix

  4. Translate the sentence, overwriting the original.

    After you translate it, put the cursor at the end of the sentence, and select Felix ‣ Set from the menu, or click the up arrow button on the Felix toolbar.

    Felix menu set item

    Menu selection

    Felix toolbar set button

    Toolbar button

  5. This will register the translation for the current sentence (“query”) in the Felix window.

    The first translation is set in PowerPoint

    First translation is set

    The translation is shown in the Felix menu window

    Shown in Felix window

  6. Again select Felix ‣ Look up Next from the menu, or click the right arrow to repeat this process.

  7. Translate the next sentence, using the same procedure as above.

    The translation is added in the Felix menu window

    The second translation is registered

  8. When you translate the last text box on a slide and then click the right arrow or select Felix ‣ Look up Next, a dialog box will appear and ask whether you’d like to proceed to the next slide, or go back to the top of the current slide.

    The End of Slide Reached dialog box

    The End of Slide Reached dialog box appears

    If you select Next slide, the first sentence on the next slide will be looked up. Select the “Don’t ask me again” checkbox if you want to make this choice automatically from now on.

  9. If you selected Next slide, the first sentence on the next slide is looked up.

    The first sentence in the second slide is looked up

    First sentence in second slide is looked up

    Carry on translating the document.