Wordcount in Powerpoint
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La Classe  Identity Verified
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Jun 25, 2008

Hi!

I am unable to count the total no. of words in a Powerpoint file. Please help to count the exact no. of the words, so that I can raise a correct invoice.


Thanks.

Manohar ROSHAN


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Sergey Savchenko  Identity Verified
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Trados Tageditor Jun 25, 2008

Hi Manohar,
If you use Trados, you can open Powerpoint file in Tageditor and analyse it, i.e. count words. The same applies to SDLX - as well as other CAT tools, I guess.


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Lucas Curti
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Reminder Jun 25, 2008

Also, remember that if there are uneditable images with text you'll have to extract that text to Word for example and then run the word count on both files the PPT and the DOC.

Best,
Lucas


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Hengky Chiok  Identity Verified
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Convert it to Word document Jun 25, 2008

La Classe wrote:

Hi!

I am unable to count the total no. of words in a Powerpoint file. Please help to count the exact no. of the words, so that I can raise a correct invoice.


Thanks.

Manohar ROSHAN



Use the "Send to" function in PPT to convert it to MS word document.

[Edited at 2008-06-25 06:18]


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Luisa Fiorini  Identity Verified
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word count in PPT Jun 25, 2008

Hi Manohar,

you can open the PPT file and go to file > properties > statistics (I have ppt in Italian, so I hope I got the names right). However, I don't know if this word count is reliable if the PPT contains tables. HTH


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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I always charge on a time basis for Power Point Jun 25, 2008

My rates per word are for straight translation in Word or Trados.

I charge extra for formatting, Power Point etc.
I have just sent off two large files in Power Point, with an invoice for five hours' work. If the same texts had been available in Word, I could have done them in two or three hours. This was for a regular client, so they knew what to expect.

I use the mouse far more with PP than with Word, and can feel in my wrist that I need a rest, and to work with normal files the rest of the day. Working too many hours with these files can cause a repetitive strain injury, so you must allow for breaks too.

You have to agree with the client before you take on the job, but you should make allowances for the kind of file you are working with. Otherwise you will end up with a very low rate for the job.

Good luck!


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xxxwonita
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Agreed Jun 25, 2008

Christine Andersen wrote:

My rates per word are for straight translation in Word or Trados.

I charge extra for formatting, Power Point etc.



I charge PPT files per page, because DTP takes much more time than straight translation.

[Edited at 2008-06-25 09:15]


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Michael Senn  Identity Verified
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Wordcount programs for PPT Jun 25, 2008

Hi,

there are a number of wordcount programs which can not only be used for word files (including text boxes) and excel, but also for PowerPoint.

The best is - according to my experience - Anycount.
Here is the website: www.anycount.com

So, no need to copy all texts manually into a word file!

Best regards
Michael Senn


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Nikolaj Widenmann
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I use Anycount Jun 25, 2008

I prefer Anycount. As mentioned above, it counts PowerPoint (among other applications such as Word and Excel) so you won't have to copy and paste, which is both tedious, time-consuming, and prone to error. I also use Anycount for Word when dealing with text boxes (Word does not count text boxes) or multiple files. I recently did a 20,000-word job consisting of 16 Word files. I used Anycount to count them all at the same time, saving me from having to look up the word count in 16 separate files, add them all together, and probably still getting it wrong.

Anycount has a trial period (30 days). I ended up purchasing it, and I think it's well worth the cost.

Best regards,

Nikolaj Widenmann


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Antoní­n Otáhal
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PractiCount is also an option Jun 26, 2008

A remark slightly off the topic (responding to Christine):

I remember that I used to translate ppt "straightforward" some years ago, but it was really very painful work. Any CAT tool, even TagEditor which do not like, makes this work much easier.

Antonin


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Wehere is it? Sep 21, 2008

Hengky Chiok wrote:

La Classe wrote:

Hi!

I am unable to count the total no. of words in a Powerpoint file. Please help to count the exact no. of the words, so that I can raise a correct invoice.


Thanks.

Manohar ROSHAN



Use the "Send to" function in PPT to convert it to MS word document.

[Edited at 2008-06-25 06:18]


Where is it Henjky? I don't see any option to convert it io MS Word.

TIA.

[Edited at 2008-09-21 05:25]


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Ryan Ginstrom
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Free program that counts words in PowerPoint files Sep 21, 2008

La Classe wrote:
I am unable to count the total no. of words in a Powerpoint file. Please help to count the exact no. of the words, so that I can raise a correct invoice.


I have a free program for Windows that counts words in PowerPoint and other formats:
Count Anything

Hope you find it useful.

Regards,
Ryan Ginstrom

[Edited at 2008-09-21 20:11]


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