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Word counting with Power Point Slides
Thread poster: Laura Porcelli
Laura Porcelli
Local time: 22:15
Mar 29, 2004

Hi everybody,
Maybe this topi has already been dealt with, but I searched the forums and couldn't find anything about it.

Could anyone tell me how I can count my characters (spaces included) with Power Point Slides??

Grazie!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Search the forums Mar 29, 2004

Search the forums for "wordcount". This topic should help you:

http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/new&ViewTopic&post=78996#78996


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Ramesh Madhavan  Identity Verified

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Word Count Mar 30, 2004

vampire74 wrote:

Hi everybody,
Maybe this topi has already been dealt with, but I searched the forums and couldn't find anything about it.

Could anyone tell me how I can count my characters (spaces included) with Power Point Slides??

Grazie!!!!!!!!!!!!1


Sorry, I think I clicked the wrong button before writing my reply. Please ignore this posting.

[Edited at 2004-03-31 06:01]


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Ramesh Madhavan  Identity Verified

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Word Count in Power Point Mar 30, 2004

Open the file in PowerPoint. Then Click on FILE, PROPERTIES, STATISTICS. The word count will be displayed.

P.S. My blood group is not suitable for bats...LOL.LOL..


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Irene Maslova  Identity Verified
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Two ways I know Apr 2, 2004

1) If you have Acrobat (not Reader but the whole thing) convert slides into pdf: use a menu command added by Acrobat at the installation or send to Acrobat Distiller printer (may be there are other methods as well). Then "save as" pdf file as rtf file and open it in Word or select the text in pdf, copy and paste it into Word. Word will count whatever you wish. Thus you will have all the text within the text boxes in slides, but not in embedded bitmap pictures or, say, Excel objects. In case of those it would be better to "feed" obtained pdf file to some OCR (character recognition) software, check whether it did the job correctly and export the text to Word.
2) Trados T-window for Power point slides in Trados menu has something like Export text. This would have the same effect as copying and pasting text from pdf file (embedded Excel objects will be not included).
Good luck!


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