Live Presentations in PowerPoint: A feature that allows audience members to see a presentation on their devices and read live subtitles in their preferred language while the presenter speaks.
Requirements and steps: Presenters need a Microsoft 365 subscription and a supported browser. Audience members don’t need a subscription. Presenters can choose who can access their presentation and start the presentation with a QR code or a short URL.
Audience features: Audience members can zoom in, give feedback, send live reactions, navigate to previous slides, and choose their subtitle language. Each audience member can select the language of their choice.
Feedback and recommendations: After the presentation, audience members can rate the presenter’s slide design, skill, content, and interaction. Presenters get an email with a summary of feedback, reactions, and tips for improvement.
Tips for remote presentations: Presenters can use screen-sharing mode in Microsoft Teams and encourage audience members to use a second device or another screen to join the Live Presentation.
How to start a lecture with subtitles in one language
1. In the Slide Show ribbon tab, select Subtitle Settings
2. Use Spoken Language to see the voice languages that PowerPoint can recognize and select the one you want. This is the language that you will be speaking while presenting.3. Use Subtitle Language to see which languages PowerPoint can display on-screen as captions or subtitles and select the one you want. This is the language of the text that will be shown to your audience. Choosing the same language as your Spoken Language allows you to provide closed captioning.You can turn subtitles on and off by using the subtitle toggle in the Slide Show View or Presenter View.
Learn more about adding subtitles and captioning in the Microsoft Office website.
How to start a lecture with subtitles in multiple languages
If your presentation requires subtitles in multiple languages at once, PowerPoint’s Live Presentation feature is native within PowerPoint for the web. With Live Presentations, students can see a presentation on their own devices and read live subtitles in their preferred language while you speak.Live Presentations is currently only available for PowerPoint for the web. To use the feature, you will first need to save your presentation to the web.
1. In the Slide Show ribbon tab, select Presentation Live.
2. A QR code will appear on the screen. Have your students scan the code and the presentation deck will load in their devices’ web browser.
3. As you speak, subtitles will be displayed on the students’ screen below the deck. They can select the language of their choice in the language selection option.