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Can I count words/key strokes In Power Point 2000?
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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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May 7, 2004

Yes I can: If I copy and paste all 728 text boxes into Word I can.

Anyone having a better idea or better knowledge than I do?

TIA

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Kirsty Mason  Identity Verified
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Use Trados to extract text from PowerPoint? May 7, 2004

Not directly in PowerPoint, but one suggestion for a workaround:

If you have Trados, you can open the file in T-Window (you don't necessarily have to have translated it using Trados), then choose Trados -> Extract text, which will create a text file of all the text boxes. This text can then be pasted into Word for word counts etc.

This is not as easy as if it were possible directly in PPT, but certainly quicker than pasting each box individually..
HTH


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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yes May 7, 2004

Menu File/Porperties/Statistics

(I guess this are the right names of the (sub)menus and the tab)

Once, a client of mine mentioned another method, but I have to admit not to know how to do this:

Dear X,

>What was your method of counting the words in ppt files
>Was it File, Properties, Statistics? And if so, does this method include the non ediable words? I do n't think so, because they are part of the concerning picture.
>

Dear Henk,

One way to count is PPT=> PDF => RTF, which does not provide picture texts or notes if such occur in the PPT file. I think this latter happens in almost every method of count. Thus the picture texts have to be counted separately.

[Edited at 2004-05-07 15:40]


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Trados 6.5 May 7, 2004

Kirsty Lees wrote:

If you have Trados, you can open the file in T-Window (you don't necessarily have to have translated it using Trados), then choose Trados -> Extract text, which will create a text file of all the text boxes. This text can then be pasted into Word for word counts etc.


Trados 6.5 can analyze PowerPoint files directly in Workbench (and translate using TagEditor).


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Judy Rojas  Identity Verified
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Yes, but be careful May 7, 2004

Trados 6.5 can analyze PowerPoint files directly in Workbench (and translate using TagEditor).[/quote]

Remember that if any of the text boxes are "grouped" Trados will ignore them. You need to first open Trados and TWindow and from the Trados menu in PP. choose Presentation Statistics and Trados will generate a txt file with all the embedded boxes. You can then go to each slide and "ungroup" that box. Then, you can analyze and translate with TagEditor.

Cheers,
Ricardo


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Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
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Practicount May 7, 2004

I do a lot of translating in PowerPoint and always use Practicount (from www.practiline.com if I remember rightly) for the word or line count. Practicount lets you count lines (whose length you can specify) and/or words and/or characters (with or without spaces). It's also capable of counting in PDF and Excel files, to mention only two which many other count programs don't support.

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Kirsty Mason  Identity Verified
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Thanks Bob May 7, 2004

Bob Kerns wrote:

[quote]I do a lot of translating in PowerPoint and always use Practicount (from www.practiline.com if I remember rightly)

Thanks, I didn't know there was such a thing - great idea for a software tool!


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Shang
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Practicount and Invoice May 7, 2004

Besides Trados, you can download free Practicount and Invoice software. It supports PDF!
www.practiline.com/download/PCountB.exe


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Thanks everybody! May 8, 2004

and especially for Practicount, which I had already downloaded during the previous Platinum renewal campaign but hadn't installed (because I mainly translate in Word).

It works beautifully and can be recommended.

Mats


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