System Settings: DST > PowerPoint 2000-2003

Using PowerPoint presentation templates (in the old PowerPoint format PPT or PPS), you can determine how PowerPoint presentations are to be processed. You can select the templates while setting up a project.

By means of the option Check-in text boxes and table cells as one paragraph, you can determine that the content of text fields and of table cells is always to be checked in as one paragraph. If the text fields and table cells of the source document contain hard line breaks, these will be converted to soft line breaks during check-in. After checking out, this conversion is reversed again. If the option is not activated, paragraphs separated by hard line breaks will always be checked in as separate paragraphs.

The following example shows the content of a text field of a PowerPoint presentation. A hard line break separates "Last update" from the remaining text.


When using the option, the content of the text field is displayed as one paragraph in crossDesk. The hard line break has been replaced by a soft line break:


To ensure that the translation contains the information on hard and soft line breaks, the contents including the line breaks must be copied from the source paragraph (e.g. using the corresponding icon in the toolbar of the Target Editor) to the target text.