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how to edit/translate the text on a masterslide

Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2022 Dec 20, 2022

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latest update, 11.8.0.586

NOT a Fluid Box style project. I fear this may be a simple question with a simple answer, but I cannot find an answer via Google for the life of me. I have a Master Slide I am using, a results one to be specific, that I need to translate into Brazilian Portuguese. Either via some magic translation feature or via editing the text, but I need it as a new saved Master Slide so I can apply it to many Captivates. I will still need an English results slide to apply to my english projects. I was able find something called the Master Slide veiw, but I cannot edit any of the text there. Just move around textboxes and buttons.

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Advanced , Advanced actions , Editing , Getting started , Import export , Installation and licensing , Presenter , Quizzing and LMS

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Dec 20, 2022 Dec 20, 2022

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Master slides are part of the Theme. I would create two Themes: one for the English version, one for the Portuguese version. If you use Software recordings, you can even set up the default labels under Preferences. The Quizzing labels are als part of the Preferences.

If you showed a screenshot of that specific master slide, I could point out the workflow more in detail. The Results master slide has both text fields and fields containing the values of quizzing system variables. Easier to explain when I could see your master slide. 

 

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Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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 Above is the slide in Master Slide view, you can see I duplicated so I could attempt to edit the text, but I cannot change the words at all.

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 Here is the slide again but translated and in the Project. This text is changable, but it doesn't change the Master, so I would have to re type out the translated text on every project.

This text (You Scored:, Maximum Score:, ...) does not have default labels to be editied in Preferences [as far as I can tell at least]

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Localisation for quizzes has always been a pain. Due to my multiple feature requests some labels (like the Progress indicator) were added to that Labels page, but you are correct about not having those on the Results slide. Same for several buttons.

The problem is even more enhanced because you cannot use an object style of the Quizzing category for a standard object, and it is not wise to delete embedded objects like the buttons on the Results slide because they 'bear' the functionality.

For the first column on the master slide, and for the Title I use these steps if I want to use the default Results slide (which I often hide and use a custom results slide).  

The Title and the first column are captions, using respectively the style Default Question Title and Scoring Result Label. You will not be able to use those styles, so get familiar with its setup:

  • For the Title: delete the existing caption, insert a new caption and reproduce the original style. 
  • For the first column (Result labels) do the same (add the wanted text), but you have only to set up the correct style for the first label field. Align that label field with the score field (which will get only the value of a system variable, no translation necesssary). You can now duplicate that first label field (CTRL-D), use SHIFT-Left to align it with the first field. Select than the corresponding score field + the new label field and Align Middle. Continue until all fields are in the wanted language. Here is my result for a cloned Results master slide labeled 'ResultsNL (Dutch).
    ResultsNL.PNG

You will see that I didn't translate the button labels. I have tried  several workflows without success: cloning the Quiz button style so that the text has same color as the background, and I could put another text on top didn't work. But it is a lot less work just to translate those buttons than to translate all of the results slide.

 

As I probably already wrote before, master slides are part of the theme. You could save a dedicated theme for each language, but will probably also have to export the Preferences and import them since lot of the labels are in the Preferences.

Not a complete answer, but at least a partial one.

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