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Word count PowerPoint 2007
Thread poster: Lingua DK
Lingua DK  Identity Verified
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Oct 18, 2007

I need a word count in PowerPoint 2007, but can't find it.

Does anyone know where to find the word count? And do you know if it counts all the text?


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VIBOL KEO  Identity Verified
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Previous Forum! Oct 18, 2007

Hi!

Just take a quick look at this link: http://eng.proz.com/topic/76652 if it is possible and helpful.

I hope you will find it useful.

Best wishes,


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Nadja Balogh  Identity Verified
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Word count function? Oct 18, 2007

I always thought that this function simply doesn't exist for PowerPoint (which is too bad). Or is this supposed to have changed for the 2007 version?

Nadja


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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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shortcuts Oct 18, 2007

alt + f + e + p
then click on document properties - advanced properties - statistics


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perry  Identity Verified
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It doesn´t work Oct 18, 2007

Unfortunately, I´ve tried all the clues, but nothing worked with PowerPoint 2007.
Maybe, I´ve done something wrong ...
In fact, I´m not able to find even the "document properties" flag in this version.


[Edited at 2007-10-18 14:23]


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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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really? Oct 18, 2007

perry wrote:

Unfortunately, I´ve tried all the clues, but nothing worked with PowerPoint 2007.
Maybe, I´ve done something wrong ...
In fact, I´m not able to find even the "document properties" flag in this version.


[Edited at 2007-10-18 14:23]


hi perry,
have you tried mine? the shortcuts will open the file properties, which will lead you to the statistics. in it, you can find the word count.


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perry  Identity Verified
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I´m really sorry! Nov 7, 2007

Hi Mulyadi,
I apologize for not answering you early.
Indeed, I tried your commands and nothing happened.
But eventually I found the "advanced properties" command and then statistics.
Thank you very much.
Katia


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Silvia Ortega Lorenzo  Identity Verified
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Incorrect word count Sep 30, 2008

Mulyadi Subali wrote:

alt + f + e + p
then click on document properties - advanced properties - statistics




Hello,

I hav tried this and it gives me too many words... I actually went and counted them manually to double-check and indeed it counts more words than there are! Any possible explanation? I tried with two documents.

Many thanks!


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Are you sure? Sep 30, 2008

Powerpoint often has headers/footers/ notes that you can find only if you especially look for them. Besides, I once encountered Powerpoint file, which on one of the slides had imported Excel table- after examining it closer it turned out that this table had umpteen sheets (just like you can have in Excel) and it contained close to 10 000 words in total (though only about a hundred visually showed in the concrete slide on the first look- only first Excel sheet of about 30 of these multiple sheets showed when you just visually looked at the slides). Generally from my experience I can tell that if any software sees that count of words, they are somewhere there, though maybe they are not visible at the first look.

But of course, after finding that "hidden text" you should ask your client if he needs that translated- in the given case with these multiple Excel sheets it turned out the client too did not have the first idea they were there and did not need them translated.

HTH,

Uldis

wieck81 wrote:
I hav tried this and it gives me too many words... I actually went and counted them manually to double-check and indeed it counts more words than there are! Any possible explanation? I tried with two documents.


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Silvia Ortega Lorenzo  Identity Verified
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still wrong wordcount Sep 30, 2008

[quote]Uldis Liepkalns wrote:

Powerpoint often has headers/footers/ notes that you can find only if you especially look for them. Besides, I once encountered Powerpoint file, which on one of the slides had imported Excel table- after examining it closer it turned out that this table had umpteen sheets (just like you can have in Excel) and it contained close to 10 000 words in total (though only about a hundred visually showed in the concrete slide on the first look- only first Excel sheet of about 30 of these multiple sheets showed when you just visually looked at the slides). Generally from my experience I can tell that if any software sees that count of words, they are somewhere there, though maybe they are not visible at the first look.

But of course, after finding that "hidden text" you should ask your client if he needs that translated- in the given case with these multiple Excel sheets it turned out the client too did not have the first idea they were there and did not need them translated.

HTH,

Uldis

Dear Uldis,

Thank you for your reply. I did indeed check, I even went into the Master view and into the 'notes' section that sometimes contains comments... nothing there that I could see. Actually I went and checked with a few more Powerpoints I had don previously and it gave me LESS words on a couple of them... I don't know. Just seems a little unreliable at least on my machine. I love my Word wordcount, however; it is simply great. Hate Powerpoint! agh... had to count 123 pages manually, copying and pasting onto Word (please don't laugh... )

[Edited at 2008-09-30 23:53]


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Ryan Ginstrom
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PowerPoint's built-in word count function is broken Oct 1, 2008

The built-in word-count function in the PowerPoint properties is broken. (Still as of 2007 version!)
It counts punctuation as words. So the following text:

Foo. Bar.

Will be counted as four words. Foo-bar indeed!

Regards,
Ryan Ginstrom

[Edited at 2008-10-01 20:02]


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gail desautels  Identity Verified
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word count in PPT 2007 Mar 10, 2010

whoever posted alt+f+e+p - THANK YOU!!!!

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David Jessop  Identity Verified
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Powerpoint word count is totally off, try these: Mar 10, 2010

Hello...

In a recent project, I was asked to translate an approximately text in PPT 2007 in which the client told me the text was around 2,100 words. That's what the PPT 2007 word count said. Given the time it took me, I knew without a doubt that the word count was closer to 3,000. It just couldn't be.

I did a bit of research here on Proz and on Google, and found these tools to give me a more accurate word count:

Count Anything for Windows
Trados Translator's Workbench 6.5 analysis
GITS Software Powerpoint2Doc (export to Word, then count words)

Although arriving at slightly different counts, all three programs were between 3,100-3,200 words. I spoke with the client and asked them to update their records, explaining the situation.

Good luck.

Best,
David


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Linguapura
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Thank you Mulyadi!!!! You shortcut really helped! Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!! May 13, 2010

Mulyadi Subali wrote:

alt + f + e + p
then click on document properties - advanced properties - statistics


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msoutopico  Identity Verified
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without accelerators Jun 2, 2010

The accelerator (Alt + f + e + p) might be useful for users of the GUI in English (?) but accelerators and shortcuts are localized and different in other languages.

Could you send the full name of the menus that those letters allegedly open?

THanks to all.
Manuel


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