Translator Live feature and Outlook Translator

NOTE: The Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint has been retired is no longer being supported. Please use the native PowerPoint subtitling feature to add live subtitles and captions to your presentations. Learn more in Microsoft Office Support.

In this forum, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions and product improvement ideas for the Translator Live feature and Translator for Outlook. 

Microsoft Translator live feature transcribes and translates in-person conversations as you speak, with up to 500 speakers using their own smartphone, tablet, or PC. For FAQs related to the live feature, visit https://translator.microsoft.com/live/help

Translator for Outlook is an add-in that enables you to translate email messages on the fly.

To download Presentation Translator, visit www.aka.ms/presentationtranslator


To learn more about how Presentation Translator works, key features, and tips for using the add-in, visit: www.aka.ms/PresentationTranslatorLearnMore


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  1. Is it possible to add hugarian as a language that I will be speaking in

    Can you please add Hugarian as a speaking language please?

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  2. Part of translation text is masked by *** in Conversation function

    I feel very convinient about Conversation function in Microsoft Translator Apps.
    But sometimes I have problems when using conversation feature.
    Part of translation text is masked by *** in Conversation feature when translate Japanese to Vietnamese.

    For example, Conversation master posted 肉(It means "meat" in Japanese language) in Microsoft Translator(Windows Store App).
    It become display "***" in participant devices.

    It seems 肉 is NG Word in Conversation feature.
    Other some word become same problems.

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  3. participant list

    I seem to only see about 30 participants in a meeting. Is there any way to get a list or even scroll through during the meeting to see all participants?

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  4. no bulgare

    No, enough languages to translate. Sometimes the translations do not correspond to what I wanted to say in my language.

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  5. The translated content is also displayed for the sender

    The translated content is also displayed for the sender

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  6. translate "the PRC" verbatum

    Don't convert "the PRC" to "the People's Republic of China"

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  7. 1 vote

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  8. Dongha Test

    Optinal test

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  9. test

    tes

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  10. 1 vote

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  11. Translator in PPT "start subtitles" for the 1st time takes way more than 5 minutes


    1. Installed presentation translator from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55024

    2. Opened Powerpoint(latest Office356 version)

    3. Click on Start Subtitles

    4. It prompts that it needs to install some AI/Files and it will take 5 minutes.

    Expected outcome: It takes ~5minutes
    Actual outcome: It takes about 20-25 minutes

    I am on gigabit ethernet(not wireless) connection so bandwidth is not factor. Both times I did this(with new PPT deck)it took a really long time to download.

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  12. 1 vote

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  14. Error message "There is an unusual amount of access from your IP address. Please try again later."

    あなたのIPアドレスから異常なアクセス量があります。後で再試行してください。というエラーが発生しています。

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  15. Display "Speaking" and "Translated To" language as subtitle in presentation.

    This will helps the presenter to validate if the computer hear her/his speaking language correctly, and avoid the wrong translation and communication caused by the poor quality of microphone.

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  16. Questions translated for presenter?

    How can participants ask questions in their language, and then the question be displayed in the presenter's language on the slide show?

    I saw this in your UW Chinese exchange student video, but I can't figure out how to do this.

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  17. Conversations time out

    Keep the conversation live until the presenter exits

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  18. stuck in 'waiting' mode

    When using the Chrome browser, I get stuck at at blank black screen. The browser address ends in 'waiting'. This is problematic for usage with students who have Chromebooks.

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  19. come si fa a togliere un nome dalla lista

    Come si fa a togliere un nome dala lista

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  20. How can I get translator to work on text in a table.

    I am required to respond to email in very short time frame, and the answer must be in a template that has a table format, and it must be in Spanish and English.

    When I use translator with Word I can select an entire table and click Translate | Translate Selection.

    However when I copy the same table in an Outlook message, and I select the table the Translate Selection option is greyed out.

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