Hebrew text in PowerPoint
Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:50 PM
Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:00 AM
A user says that whether he exports as Yehudit or Unicode, the text does not look right in PowerPoint. Can anyone offer advice on displaying Hebrew text from Accordance in this software? Is KeyNote better?
PowerPoint will not display Unicode RTL text. Keynote handles the Unicode export very well. For those who want a Unicode font closer to Yehudit than the default Lucida Grande in Keynote, I've found New Peninim MT (included in OS X 10.4x) to be very readable. As for PowerPoint you can use Yehudit, but will need to make sure to export with the Reverse Direction of Hebrew Characters box is checked. Also it's best to copy short segments as it will place the FIRST words of the Hebrew line which fall at the right on the next line not the LAST words which fall on the left.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Mike Thigpen, 04 May 2007 - 08:54 AM.
Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:43 AM
For modest presentation needs that aren't graphic-intensive, NeoOffice might be an option, but Keynote is undoubtedly a better choice for folks really serious about presentations.
It should also be noted that I've not used Impress much, and never with Hebrew, except for a very quick test this morning. (I use the word processing, spreadsheet, and database modules on a regular basis, though.)
Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:38 AM
Impress, the presentation module of the free, open source app NeoOffice, will also handle rtl and Hebrew text. That said, Impress is the weakest of the NeoOffice modules; certain transitions and effects are extremely sluggish, and none of the transitions are precisely speedy. This is related to the decision of OpenOffice.org developers to use XORing for certain graphics functions; XORing provides a speed benefit for Windows (and maybe Linux?) users, but slows things down considerably on a Mac. Because the sluggishness is an OpenOffice.org issue (NeoOffice is a port of the OpenOffice.org code) it's not something that the NeoOffice developers can fix.
Did you hear yesterday's news about Sun investing paid time into the Aqua port of OO? (I blogged it.)
I'm curious if they have any potential to reevaluate those graphics functions. I am thinking not, but one can hope.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:31 PM
That said, it would be wonderful if they were able to tackle some of the Mac-specific issues (including those with Impress) that are a direct result of the OpenOffice.org code and thus beyond the scope of the NeoOffice project.
Posted 23 May 2007 - 05:14 PM
Edited by Lorinda H. M. Hoover, 23 May 2007 - 05:33 PM.
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