Quizmaker ‘09 provides a quick way to switch your quiz player to a different language. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your quiz in Quizmaker and choose Player Templates.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Choose the Text Labels tab and, in the lower-right corner of the window, use the Language selector to choose the language you’d like to use.
  4. Click OK.

That’s all you need to do. Quizmaker changes all the labels in the Custom Text column to the language you choose. Once you click OK, the changes are saved as part of your quiz player template.

Can I Customize Text Labels After Switching to a Different Language?

Yes. If you switch your text labels to a different language and then make some additional customizations to any fields in the Custom Text column, Quizmaker saves your changes to the current quiz player template when you click OK. You’ll see the word “modified” after the name of the Language. For example, if you choose the Dutch language and then make some additional changes to the text labels, the Language selector will read Dutch (modified).

Will My Custom Text Labels Be Available in Other Quizzes?

Yes, if those other quizzes use the same quiz player template as the one you’ve just modified. If you want the labels to also be available for quizzes that use other quiz player templates, you can click the Save button on the Text Labels window, and save the labels under a new name on your hard drive. This way, anytime you modify a quiz player template by clicking Player Templates > Edit > Text Labels, the custom labels you created will be available in the Language  selector at the bottom of the window.

What If a Colleague Wants to Use My Custom Text Labels?

You can share labels in a couple ways:

  • Probably the easiest approach is to give your colleague a copy of your .quiz file. The quiz player template (which includes the text labels) travels with the file. Your colleague can open the quiz, go to Player Templates > Edit > Text Labels, click Save, and save a copy of the labels to his or her own computer.
  • Or, here’s another approach: Save your customized labels by choosing Player Templates > Edit > Text Labels, and then copy that file to your colleague’s computer. Place it in the same location as the one from which you copied it. The custom labels will then be available in the Language selector when your colleague modifies his or her player templates.