Articulate Presenter lets you customize the default text used in messages and controls on your course player. You can even switch to a completely different language.

To customize your player's text labels, go to the Articulate tab on the PowerPoint ribbon, and click Player.

When the Player Properties window appears, click Text Labels:

From here, you can customize individual text labels, switch all labels on your player to a different language, or switch to a previously saved set of text labels.

Customizing Individual Text Labels on Your Player

On the left side of the window, Presenter displays a list of all the text labels you can edit. For any item that you want to change, just type your preferred text in the Custom Text column.

If you'd like to send all the text labels to someone else to translate or modify, download this spreadsheet, which contains a complete list.

Saving Your Customized Text Labels

If you click OK after changing your text labels, the changes become part of the current course player. If you want to use the same text labels in other courses, do this: 

  1. From the Text Labels section of the Player Properties window, click the Save button to the right of the Language selector.
  2. Choose a name for your new set of text labels and click Save.

This saves your text labels in Presenter's default location, but you can choose a different location if you need to share them with a colleague or copy them to a different computer. However, if you choose a location other than the default, the saved text labels won't appear in the Language selector for other courses you build. You'll need to use the Load button (the folder icon to the right of the Language selector) to find and reuse labels in another course.

Switching to a Different Language

To switch to a completely different language or a set of custom text labels, use the Language drop-down list to choose a label set. Presenter provides several language options in the Built In section of the list; the Custom section displays text labels you created.

Here are the built-in languages for text labels in Presenter '13:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

If you previously saved a set of custom text labels and you don't see it in the list, you may have saved it in a location other than the default. Click the Load button (the folder icon to the right of the Language drop-down list) to browse for it.

Saving Your Changes to the Player

Presenter saves your player customizations in the current project file. We recommend saving your player separately, so you can apply the same player customizations to other courses.

To save your player, click the Current Player button and choose Save. Enter a name for the player if you're prompted, and click OK.

For details about using the Current Player options, see Saving Your Player or Switching to a Different One.

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