How to do a line count on Excel charts embedded in Powerpoint
Thread poster: Sarah Downing

Sarah Downing  Identity Verified
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Jan 12, 2004

Hi guys,

I'm hoping someone might be able to help. I am translating a Powerpoint file with several Excel charts which are embedded into it, so you have to click on the chart and the Excel file opens in a small window.

Not only is this annoying and time consuming, but I was wondering: If I use Practicount to do a line count of the document, does it actually count each of these Excel charts - some of the Excel files even feature several sheets.

I would be grateful for any tips.

Thanks in advance!



Endre Both  Identity Verified
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English to German
Create PDF and convert PDF to RTF Jan 12, 2004

Don't know about Practicount; if it can deal with embedded files, it would be quite clever indeed. Let's see if anyone else can provide information about it.

My current method (works only if you have Adobe Acrobat):

1. Create a PDF file from PowerPoint.
2. Save the PDF as RTF or alternatively select all text in Acrobat and paste it to Word.
3. Count words in Word.
4. Subtract headers/footers (they are counted separately for each page).

And yes, Word or Excel data embedded in PP is a pain, both to count and to edit.

EB Communications


Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:05
German to Spanish
Total Assistant Jan 12, 2004

I ask the support of this software if it can do what you need, and they answer:
Thank you for contacting us.

Yes, Total Assistant will count the text in Excel tables embedded in
PowerPoint files.

Please let me know if you need any more help,


Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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PractiCount Jan 12, 2004

What's new in version 2.4:

Count in embedded and linked objects: Microsoft Word Documents, Microsoft Word Pictures, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations, Microsoft PowerPoint Slides, Microsoft Excel Worksheets

and more:


Sarah Downing  Identity Verified
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Thank you ... Jan 16, 2004

... for all your advice.

Have a great weekend!



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