The Multilingualism feature helps the user to easily manage items that exist in empower® in different languages. A language can be assigned to any item – be it slide, presentation, object, or master. If the same element is saved in different language versions, a language union can be established. This connection enables you to open different language options for the same element (such as the same presentation in a different language) via the Language Switch button in the empower® ribbon.
You are also able to filter items in the library by language. In doing so you avoid having to perform time-consuming searches for items in the library and the necessity of subfolders for different languages.
Please note: Opening different language options for the same element via the language switch in not yet implemented in empower® 8.4.
When a user saves an item in the library, empower automatically recognizes the language of the item based on the text and then automatically assigns the appropriate language in the library.
To assign a language to an element within the library, perform a right-click on the desired element and in Languages select the desired language after clicking Change Language.
To change the currently assigned language to an element within the library, perform a right-click on the desired element and in Languages select the desired new language after clicking Change Language, similar to assigning a language in the first place. All available languages which differentiate from the currently assigned language, will be selectable.
In addition to multiple languages, you also have the possibilities to assign the value Universal.
All elements marked as Universal are displayed in the library regardless by which language the library is filtered. Items marked as Universal are thus available in all languages. This function is useful for graphical elements or slides with elements that do not contain any text.
To create a translation group, select an item in the library and then either click Languages at the top of the library bar or right-click the selected item, then click Languages and then click Mark as Translation.
Then select the second element of the intended translation group, then either click on Languages at the top of the library bar or right-click the selected element, then click on Languages and then on Create translation group.
Once the multilingualism function is activated, library content can be filtered and edited according to its assigned language. Using the language filter, you are thus able to choose only to display German content, for example.
As mentioned before, when filtering by a certain language, only elements that have been assigned to the language and elements that have been marked as universal will be shown.
Clicking on Reset filters will reverse the chosen filter settings and reveal all content.