Powerpoint is the presentation application of the Microsoft Office suite.
We are using the latest Office 365 version of Powerpoint, but these shortcuts will work in pretty much all versions.
A Powerpoint presentation is usually viewed as a slideshow, which guides us on a specific path through the information presented.
During a Powerpoint Slideshow, you can have live subtitles for whatever you say. All you need to do is press J, and it will start listening to your voice and provide the subtitles below the slides. It will even provide them in a different language, if required.
Press J to switch them off again.
It is recommended that you use a headset or microphone with this feature. And the feature requires a reliable internet connection throughout your presentation.
Note: If you use a screen reader, it will not indicate that subtitles have started, but it will work. If you use JAWS, you may need press Insert (or Caps Lock) + Z, to switch the “virtual cursor” off, so you can use this shortcut.
The settings for subtitles are in the Slideshow ribbon in Powerpoint (Alt + S). Or press the Applications key (or Shift + F10) and access the subtitle settings from the menu. You can set the spoken language and a different subtitle language, and it will translate live! Other settings will let you change the position and style of the subtitles.