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  • File extension: .pptx

  • i18n type: MS_PPTX

Transifex supports Microsoft PowerPoint (with the extension .pptx). These files can be uploaded as either resource files or translation files.

Uploading a resource file

When such files are uploaded in Transifex, their formatting (styles, images, tables, hyperlinks, etc.) is preserved.

The following screen appears when a .pptx file is uploaded:


Translating a Microsoft PowerPoint resource in the editor

When the source strings are formatted, this is depicted by using <tx> placeholders. If the project maintainer has activated translation checks for the project and the translator does not respect the number and position of these placeholders, a warning or an error will be shown.


Hint: in order to manage translation checks, please refer to the relevant documentation. The file format you need to select is the “Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx) checks” and the translation check you need to enable for either to show a warning or an error message is the “HTML tags are preserved in the translation.”


For RTL languages, the translations are returned in RTL.

Translating Speaker notes

If your presentation contains speaker notes, Transifex also detects this text as translatable strings which will be available in the editor for translation as the rest of the text included in your presentation.


These strings are automatically tagged as notes in the editor as extra context for translators.


Duplicate strings

If your presentation contains duplicate strings, Transifex will display only one instance of that string in the editor. Once the translations are done, the generated translation files will have all the duplicate instances translated accordingly.

Downloading a resource file for translation

There are 2 options to download the resource file so as to translate it offline:

  1. Select the option “Download file to translate” from the popup menu. This action will download the resource as a .pptx file.

  2. Select the option “Download file for translation as XLIFF” from the popup menu (for Premium plan and up). This is the preferred option since the translators can focus only on the strings that need to be translated, no matter the formatting.

Upload a translation file

You can either upload the .pptx file that contains the translations or upload the translated XLIFF file (if you have downloaded the resource as an XLIFF file).

For the first option, it is advisable to maintain the structure of the resource file while translating offline. If the number of paragraphs in the uploaded translation file does not match the number of paragraphs in the source file, Transifex will return an error message as it won't be possible to match the source with the latest translation strings.

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