Microsoft is bringing a new feature to PowerPoint for users on Mac and Windows platforms. According to the company, closed caption support for audio presentations is now available on the desktop operating systems.
This tool will make PowerPoint presentations with audio components more accessible for users who have hearing problems.
Closed captions on PowerPoint can be added to video projects on Windows and Mac. Furthermore, users on both platforms can also add subtitles to their audio projects. With closed captions, users viewing presentations on the Microsoft Office app can better understand what is being said in the presentation.
Whether for users with hearing disabilities or if the audio on the presentation is not working properly.
It is also worth noting that it is also possible to create closed captions within a separate file in the WebVTT format. This is important because it allows users to insert the captions into their projects later.
Microsoft says the ability to select closed captions is now available within Windows, Mac, Office Mobile, and iOS. Android is currently the only platform that does not support the feature.
The tool is currently available in Beta Channel preview on the following platforms:
- Windows: Version 2302 (Build 16130.20020) or later
- Mac: Version 16.71 (Build 23012902) or later
- iOS: Version 2.71 (Build 23013100) or later
Last month, Microsoft announced the ability to convert PowerPoint presentations into GIF animations on iPad.
The new feature is available by opening a presentation and selecting the ellipses menu. Here you can see the Create GIF option that allows you to pick a slide that you want to convert into a GIF. Alternatively, you can choose to convert the entire presentation.