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Wordcount in Power Point
Thread poster: OlafK
OlafK
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Dec 24, 2002

Can anybody tell me how to count words in Power Point? Thanks

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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Several possibilities Dec 25, 2002

Either click \'File\' --> \'Properties\' -->

\'Statistics\',



or simply buy Practicount & Invoice 1.1 at www.practiline.com



Good luck!
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Steffen Pollex  Identity Verified
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Yes, and do a search in the forums, please..., Dec 25, 2002

before asking questions that have been discussed a hundred times...

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mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
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You should check the forums Dec 26, 2002

because you\'ll read counting Power Pint words using file properties can give you an erroneous wordcount (and not by one or two words). Some people contributed with different other methos for this kind of word counting.

Good luck!!!


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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erroneous wordcount? Dec 26, 2002

It turns out that the \"Trados method\" also counts the words in the notes which very often need not to be translated. See for instanc the conversation I lately had with a client (\"X\"):



Dear Henk,

I\'m wondering about your word count for the project Y. How did you count it? I got only 8006 words.



Dear X,

I found out how I got my numbers. I used the option \"Presentations Statistics\" from the menu \"Trados\" in the T-window for PowerPoint. Trados then makes a different txt document with statistics.

Please find attached these txt files. I think this is a reliable method for getting statistics, but I have to confess that I don\'t know why the numbers differ from the Powerpoint method [File>Porperties>tab Statistics]



Dear Henk,

I have counted the words as follows: PPT => PDF => RTF. We did a little experiment with your method to the file number 3 which had the greatest difference. It revealed that it counts also the notes texts which do not include in the translated texts, not to mention that they are partly Finnish! Since this does not seem to be a very reliable way to count the words in this case, I suggest that we implement the traditional

PPT-PDF-RTF method which should be quite near to the real count.







I think this explans partly why some people are talking about erronous wordcounts.







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