counting characters in PowerPoint
Thread poster: angibi

angibi  Identity Verified
Italy
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Dec 2, 2003

I guess it has already been explained somewhere, but: how do I count characters in PowerPoint documents with many pages?
Thank you!!


 

Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
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For example with PractiCount Dec 2, 2003

http://www.practiline.com
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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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Polish to German
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T-Window for Powerpoint Dec 2, 2003

When you use Trados 5/5.5/6.0.
Using 6.5 you can directly analyse PPT with Workbench, getting more detailed results.
But be aware, that this will not count any word in embedded objects, such as Excel sheets or diagrams, pictures, Word files and all other objects, which can be edited only by double clicking on it. This restriction applies to Practicout or any other solution either. So before making an offer for your customer on the basis of your wordcount check, if there are no embedded objects. If any, cout them additional.
As working with PPT files needs more time, adjust your word price adequally.

Kind regards
Jerzy


 

François Lozano
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or File > Properties Dec 2, 2003

in the ppt and then Statistic Tab. You will see the wordcount of the presentation.

François


 

angibi  Identity Verified
Italy
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I need characters, not words Dec 2, 2003

François Lozano wrote:

in the ppt and then Statistic Tab. You will see the wordcount of the presentation.

François


There are 679 words, but I need characters. I know there is calculation to go from words to charcaters: do you know how to do it?


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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Polish to German
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Once again, Trados Dec 2, 2003

Trados 6.5 will give you words AND characters.
Otherwise open some bigger translations of your own. You will need source text and target text. Count words from all source textes together, then count the chararacters. If you divide now the characters by words, you will get an average for the word length in your source language. Do the same for your target language. In this way you can get your own statistics on this. Be aware, that this is only statistics and may vary strongly, depending on the kind of text you are translating. But this may be helpful.

Kind regards
Jerzy


 

Agnieszka Hayward
Poland
Local time: 21:40
German to Polish
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charge by hour? Dec 2, 2003

I know your pain, and therefore, whenever possible I charge PP clients by the hour. They're usually relieved... As a matter of fact, I am, too. Try it with your next job, maybe, if you find it helpful...
Best of luck
Agnieszka


 

IanW (X)
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Create a PDF and count it in Word Dec 3, 2003

Create a PDF and count it in Word - as explained here:
http://www.proz.com/topic/13543


 

angibi  Identity Verified
Italy
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Create a PDF and count it in Word - as explained here: Dec 3, 2003

Ian Winick wrote:

Create a PDF and count it in Word - as explained here:
http://www.proz.com/topic/13543


Thank you very much! (All this fuss for only 6800 characters!!!)


 


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