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Live Captions in PowerPoint

Live Captions in PowerPoint

PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 can transcribe your words as you present and display them on-screen as captions in the same language you are speaking, or as subtitles translated to another language. This can help accommodate individuals in the audience who may be deaf or hard of hearing, or more familiar with another language, respectively.

There are also position, size, colour, and other appearance options for the captions and subtitles to accommodate different environments and audience needs.

For best results, it is recommended using a headset microphone connected to the device running PowerPoint. Also, the feature requires a reliable internet connection throughout your presentation.

For more information please visit the support article Present with real time automatic captions

Putting it in to practice

If you speak an additional language or have a colleague who does, why not try having your presentation translated into another language. You can choose which language you want to speak while presenting, and which language the caption/subtitle text should be shown in (i.e. if you want it to be translated).

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