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How to count words in Power Point
Thread poster: glamoclija
glamoclija
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Oct 11, 2007

I need help in counting the words in Power Point. I was thinking that if I open File - Properties -Statistics, I would see the correct number of words in selected text, but instead I see ridiculously small amount of words. What should I do? Have any idea?

Thank you.

Natasa
nglamoclija@yahoo.com


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DGK T-I  Identity Verified
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Some help Oct 11, 2007

Some other old postings
http://www.proz.com/post/666892#666892
will help you.


Natasa Glamoclija wrote:

I need help in counting the words in Power Point. I was thinking that if I open File - Properties -Statistics, I would see the correct number of words in selected text, but instead I see ridiculously small amount of words. What should I do? Have any idea?

Thank you.

Natasa
nglamoclija@yahoo.com


[Edited at 2007-10-11 12:15]


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neilmac
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Don't charge per word Oct 11, 2007

I don't charge per word for jobs in Powerpoint or other time-consuming formats. My per-word rates apply only to Word or compatible documents, and for other formats I apply a "real time" hourly rate. My clients usually accept this when I explain that, for example, 2000 words in a Powerpoint doc can take 4 or 5 times as long to translate as 2000 words in Word.
Perhaps I am lucky to have such understanding clients!


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Good advice Oct 11, 2007

neilmac wrote:

I don't charge per word for jobs in Powerpoint or other time-consuming formats. My per-word rates apply only to Word or compatible documents, and for other formats I apply a "real time" hourly rate. My clients usually accept this when I explain that, for example, 2000 words in a Powerpoint doc can take 4 or 5 times as long to translate as 2000 words in Word.



Perhaps I am lucky to have such understanding clients!


No, not lucky, it is good advice.

Giuli~

[Edited at 2007-10-11 10:45]


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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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You can try Powerpoint2doc Oct 11, 2007

This program, freely available at http://ginstrom.com/software/powerpoint2doc/ converts PowerPoint files to Word, so you can count the words in Word.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Jerónimo


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glamoclija
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Power Point2 Doc Oct 11, 2007

I went to http://ginstrom.com/software/powerpoint2doc/ to download this program, but nothing happened after installation. I didn't see any buttons on Power Point that would transfer presentation to Word for counting. Did I miss something?

As far as charging per hour, my client offered to pay me per hour, but I thought that charging per word is better (plus I did not know how much I would charge him for translation in Power Point, because it is time consuming).

Thank you.

Natasa


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Great ! Oct 11, 2007

Jerónimo Fernández wrote:

This program, freely available at http://ginstrom.com/software/powerpoint2doc/ converts PowerPoint files to Word, so you can count the words in Word.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Jerónimo


I downloaded the "PPT to doc" software, installed it and it works like a charm..great tool...that is why I love to read these forums , you always find great tips and useful tools..THANKS Geronimo!


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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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I forgot to mention... Oct 11, 2007

Natasa Glamoclija wrote:

I went to http://ginstrom.com/software/powerpoint2doc/ to download this program, but nothing happened after installation. I didn't see any buttons on Power Point that would transfer presentation to Word for counting. Did I miss something?



I forgot to mention that you must have Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 or higher and Microsoft Word 2000 or higher.

If you do, once you install PowerPoint2Doc, open PowerPoint and you'll see a button that reads "Export to Word".

Open the PowerPoint file whose words you want to count, click this "Export to Word" button and there you go.

Satto (Roberto) wrote:
I downloaded the "PPT to doc" software, installed it and it works like a charm..great tool...that is why I love to read these forums , you always find great tips and useful tools..THANKS Geronimo!


My pleasure. I learnt about this tool just two days ago in a mailing list.

[Edited at 2007-10-11 19:00]

[Edited at 2007-10-11 19:02]


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Trados counts PPT Oct 15, 2007

Hi Natasa and all,

Why don't you just download a demo version of Trados?! It counts pretty much everything, and is versatile because it can exclude the speaker's notes.

The only thing to watch out for is embedded excel sheets with text, which Trados has a problem with.
Then again, I believe that most other counters would also stumble on embedded documents like that.

/Jan


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glamoclija
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Power Point word count Oct 15, 2007

Hi everyone,

After reading all your answers and seeing that many of you found the way of making PowerPoint2doc program work, I started to investigate more why I had a problem with it and have seen that I should insert the icon myself by going again to Tools-Customize, where I finally found the icon for Word (I do not know why I had problem finding this icon there before). But I would like also to mention, that the next day after installation of PowerPoint2doc program, I could not open Power Point at all. To my horror, it was frosen. I tried couple times to restart the computer and finally PP started to work. I guess that this new installed program caused the problem with Power Point. I am glad that this is fixed now too.
Thank you all for your answers.


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David Turner  Identity Verified
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Try Werecat Oct 16, 2007

Another freeware alternative is Werecat:
http://www.volny.cz/ddaduc/werecat.html

'Werecat is a template for MS Word. Red Werecat extracts text from PowerPoint to Word. Blue Werecat extracts text from textboxes and similar objects (shapes) from Word documents.
After translation you send the text back to the original file (PowerPoint or Word)."

HTH,
David

[Edited at 2007-10-16 15:09]


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