Phonetic Guides, Yomi, Furigana, or “Ruby” Text

Hello, this is Gwyneth Marshall again. Today we will continue from the East Asian Page Layout Features in Office 2010 article to describe another East Asian feature in Office 2010 called Phonetic Guides. The terms Phonetic Guide, Yomi, Furigana, or “Ruby” Text are used somewhat interchangeably to refer to an annotative gloss placed above or…

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PowerPoint Tips to Better Connect with a Global Audience

Hey!! My name is Vinay Reddy and I am a Software Design Engineer in Test in the GXP team. I have put together a few tips below you could use to connect better with an international audience. Though this blog has been written keeping PowerPoint in mind, most of the tips mentioned here apply to…


East Asian Page Layout Features in Office 2010

Hello, Gwyneth Marshall here again. Continuing from the East Asian Text Formatting Features in Office 2010 article, we will explore page layout features specific to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, collectively referred to as “East Asian languages”. These languages share some characteristics such as vertical writing and glosses above text. In this article, we will cover…

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Theme Fonts for My Language

Hello, my name is Grace Sturman, and I am a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test on the GXP team. Theme Fonts were introduced in Office 2007, as part of the document theme concept: Theme Colors, Theme Effects and Theme Fonts. The Theme features are probably most visible in PowerPoint, because of its prominent place in…

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