Office Mix and STAMP: 2 Ways to Add Captions in PowerPoint
Updated: January 4, 2018
Microsoft PowerPoint has released a new feature that can be used to add captions and subtitles to PowerPoint presentations.
Office Mix for PowerPoint
Office Mix is a free add-on with the MS Office suite, compatible with PowerPoint versions 2013 and 365. It lets you integrate rich media into your slide deck, like screen-captured recordings, audio narration, and animated markups on your slides. These enhanced presentations are called “mixes” and can be stored on the cloud and shared with the public or members of your organization. Check out our step-by-step instructions for adding captions with Office Mix.
STAMP for PowerPoint
If you have an older version of PowerPoint (2010), you’ll need to use STAMP to caption your presentations. STAMP, or Subtitling text add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint, is another free add-on designed to help you add captions in PowerPoint. This tool adds an “Add Captions” function to your program so you can upload caption files in a specialized PPT XML format. Check out our step-by-step instructions for adding captions with STAMP.
Adding Captions to PowerPoint
If your PowerPoint presentation includes audio, make sure to transcribe and caption the speech to make it accessible to a wider audience. This is especially important if the deck is being used for educational purposes, since institutes of higher education are often required to caption videos for legal reasons.
Follow the step-by-step instructions for adding subtitles to PowerPoint using STAMP or Office Mix here:
How to Create an Accessible PDF
Accessible PDFs are also known as “tagged” PDFs. They contain a hidden network of instructions and provide a textual representation of the document so that people using screen readers can properly navigate the document. Properly tagged PDFs also benefit from better…
Upload Videos for Captioning from Dropbox and Box Cloud Storage
It’s about to get cloudy up in here because… We are excited to announce you can now upload videos for captioning and audio description via Dropbox and Box! Our new cloud storage option will allow you to sync your 3Play Media and…
Articulate Storyline 360 Adds a Closed Captioning Feature
Adding captions to your presentations on Articulate Storyline 360 just got easier! With Storyline’s new closed captions feature you can seamlessly add captions to both video and audio. In addition, Storyline allows you to customize the font of your captions, show…