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Word count in Microsoft Power Point
Thread poster: Cristina Cajoto

Cristina Cajoto  Identity Verified
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Sep 11, 2007

Hello everyone,

I have a Power Point presentation to translate. My problem is that I have no idea how to count the words in a Power Point document (it's so easy to do in Word!)
I've tried to copy the whole thing into Word, but the problem is that there are so many text boxes in the document, that I'll have to select and copy them one by one, which will take me ages to do.

Does anyone know if this can be done in a quicker way?

Thanks for your help.

Cristina.


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Ade Indarta  Identity Verified
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Try to search in the forum Sep 11, 2007

Hi Cristina,

Maybe you want to search in the forum first. There have been some questions which are similar to yours, such as

http://www.proz.com/post/602072#602072
or
http://www.proz.com/post/543904#543904
or
http://www.proz.com/post/531684#531684

and there are still more of them.

Cheers,

Ade Indarta


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Maria Castro Valdez  Identity Verified
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Debes hacer lo siguiente Sep 11, 2007

Hola Cristina:

Para contar las palabras en Power Point debes ir Archivo --> Propiedades --> Estadísticas. Y en Estadísticas, podrás leer cuántas palabras, párrafos, diapositivas tiene tu documento.

Un saludo

María


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Cristina Cajoto  Identity Verified
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Thank you Sep 11, 2007

Thank you for your help.

Cristina.


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Claire Cox
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Watch out for text boxes Sep 11, 2007

Hi Christina,

Just be careful if you use the word count under Statistics in File properties as Maria suggests. It doesn't count all the words in all the text boxes, embedded tables, etc. But it's better than nothing! I use a combination of that and a Wordfast count, if I've been able to use Wordfast. Presumably other TM software lets you count as well. At least then you'd know what you were able to translate using the TM software and would only need to count what was left....Good luck!

[Edited at 2007-09-11 16:42]


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Cristina Cajoto  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Claire Sep 11, 2007

I'll be careful with those extra words that Power Point doesn't count.

Cristina.


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