Word count in ppt
Thread poster: Petr Masner

Petr Masner  Identity Verified
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May 31, 2011

Dear friends,

does someone have a good way to count the word count in a powerpoint document? I know that this programm has the statistics function, but in my case the count is far too low. Is there some reliable way to get to the right number?

All the best

Petr


 

imatahan  Identity Verified
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Cut and paste May 31, 2011

to Word and what you're not able to, just count...

 

Sandra Peters-Schöbel
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Tag Editor May 31, 2011

If you are using Trados you could open your PPT with Tag Editor and run the Trados analysis.... that's a quite exact count including all text boxes...

regards
Sandra


 

Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
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FineCount May 31, 2011

is a freeware program that counts everything, including .ppt files. Google the program and use it.

 

LEXpert  Identity Verified
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Check for embedded objects and dead text May 31, 2011

If your statistics wc is too low, you'll need to use one of the counting softwares mentioned. Whatever you use, make sure that it's set to count text in embedded objects (e.g., embedded Excel tables or graphs). There may also be dead text that has been placed as an image. For that, either 1) eyeball it and count directly of 2) use an ocr program to get an idea.

 

Nicole Maina  Identity Verified
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Anycount May 31, 2011

I use Anycount and I'am very happy with it. Just download the demo version and try it!

 

Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
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'save as' menu May 31, 2011

and save it as .rtf file (ms office 2003)

next step does not need too much explanation... I suppose


 

xxxanglaisfranc  Identity Verified
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Wordcount in PPT, but without the notes at the bottom of the slide Jul 3, 2011

Hello,

Does anyone know if it is possible to do a wordcount of the slides only, i.e. excluding the words in the notes at the bottom of the slides (which I'm not supposed to translate)?

What I've done so far is use the info appearing in the 'Properties' section of the document, copy the text of the notes into a Word document and then deduct that Word wordcount from the PPT wordcount.

It seems to work, but it is tedious...

I have PPT 2003.

Thank you!


 

Tony M  Identity Verified
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PPT wordcount less notes Jul 3, 2011

anglaisfrancais wrote:

Does anyone know if it is possible to do a wordcount of the slides only, i.e. excluding the words in the notes at the bottom of the slides (which I'm not supposed to translate)?


As ever, I can only recommend you to use Werecat; this will extract all text from text boxes (and AFAIK most PPT presentations usually have ALL their text in boxes) and insert in into a new Word document for you; all you then have to do is one style search-and-replace to remove the special tags, and then you have a clean, text only document, without notes, where you can easily count the words.

I find this is by far the quickest and most ergonomic way to do it.

Good luck!

[Modifié le 2011-07-03 17:43 GMT]


 

Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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You could use OmegaT Jul 3, 2011

anglaisfrancais wrote:
Does anyone know if it is possible to do a wordcount of the slides only, i.e. excluding the words in the notes at the bottom of the slides (which I'm not supposed to translate)?

What I've done so far is use the info appearing in the 'Properties' section of the document, copy the text of the notes into a Word document and then deduct that Word wordcount from the PPT wordcount.

It seems to work, but it is tedious...

I have PPT 2003.

OmegaT loads .pptx (PowerPoint "2007) documents, and has an option to include comments or not.

For MS Office 2003, there is a free plugin from Microsoft to handle "2007" documents.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=3

Didier


 

Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
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My solution Jul 3, 2011

I was not satisfied with programs that convert PPT directly into DOC.
Now I use PDFCreator to create a PDF
To convert PDF into DOC I use PDFConverter3

Best regards


 

xxxanglaisfranc  Identity Verified
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Thank you Jul 5, 2011

Thank you for your help.

 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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Word Count Plus Jul 5, 2011

Check out Word Count Plus on http://billdilworth.mvps.org/Add-ins.htm .

Apparently it only works with versions up to Office 2007. No idea on its accuracy, however it provides pretty detailed information.


 

Olga Garrido EN_ES OGO
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Thanks for the hint!! Jul 2, 2015

Sergei Tumanov wrote:

and save it as .rtf file (ms office 2003)

next step does not need too much explanation... I suppose


 


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