You probably have content in another language. From global or other subsidiaries. To have maximum impact with HCPs, you have a need to translate that content into your own language.

Shaman offers the ability to use Machine Learning (ML) Translation for Powerpoint files (PPT) to fast track your translation process. ML Translation speeds up your translation times from source language to target language and help your local team to deploy more quickly.

The translation process takes around 5 minutes.

ML Translation in your work flow
ML Translation quality has increased substantially during the past few years. However, it is not 100% accurate yet. It can be the first step in your translation/ localizing process, after which your team needs to do a manual check and make updates. It will however fast track your process and save you a lot of time on initial translation work.

ML Translation for PPT

Since you need to have the ability to manually change and correct the translated file, we added this ability for PPT only (and for the html editor in approved email)

Steps in the ML Translation process

This is closely related to Localisation process with Workareas.

If you have work areas, please first duplicate the original presentation to your own work area (using the Gallery)

  1. Login Shaman ( and go to your presentation

  2. Click settings > Choose source files

  3. Search for the PPT file you like to download and click: Download

  4. Choose translate and send to email and the preferred destination language

  5. The PPT file will now be translated (3-5 minutes)

  6. You will receive the translated PPT file by email (email address for logged in user)

Localize and adapt PPT File; internal MLR process

Now you can continue with the next steps to localize your content.

1. Review the PPT file and make additional required changes (language, legal)

2. Start the MLR process

3. When the content is approved, you can continue in Shaman

Upload new, localized PPT file

How you continue depends on your Shaman environment:

! This difference is important, because when you change the source file, you change all the slides in all presentations linked to that source file

Smart Update PPT

4. Login Shaman ( and go to your presentation

5. Click settings > Choose source files

6. Search for the PPT file you like to update and click: Smart Update

7. Upload your new localized PPT file

8. Shaman will compare the 2 files and show the differences

9. Click accept to change the content of your presentation

10. Your content will be updated, but structure and links will remain intact

Read more on Smart Update and Localisation process with Workareas.

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