A count of the number of words per slide

Is there a way for me to see the number of words there on each slide (like in Word)? I'm tasked with a non-narrated version of a couple of courses and one of the compliance restrictions is that I time the slides so the Next button doesn't function until X amount of time has gone by. I know I can copy and paste to Word but thought I would see if there is something I don't know.

Thanks for any ideas!!!

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Mary Kate Head

I'm having a similar issue. However, exporting to Word puts the slides as a picture so Word won't count the words on the slide. It only counts headers and what's in the notes. Did I do something wrong or missing something? I need a word count of actual text on the slide itself. (in headers, word bubbles, text boxes,etc).

Nancy Woinoski

Mary Kate Head said:

I'm having a similar issue. However, exporting to Word puts the slides as a picture so Word won't count the words on the slide. It only counts headers and what's in the notes. Did I do something wrong or missing something? I need a word count of actual text on the slide itself. (in headers, word bubbles, text boxes,etc).


You didn't do anything wrong. You are right about the screen text. While in development I usually us the notes section to record the on screen text.

Adam Tonks

I know this is an old post, however.... it's still an outstanding issue.

I have raised a suggestion for Microsoft to incorporate this as a feature add to PowerPoint for Word Count per slide, please see link below and vote for the idea to hopefully get it integrated!

Thanks!

https://powerpoint.uservoice.com/forums/288949-powerpoint-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/34146925-word-count

Yvonne Gettins

Not only is it an outstanding issue, referring people to Microsoft isn't a viable solution. I work for a Google-only organization and we don't have Microsoft products on our computers. Storyline 360 won't even export to a .doc unless you have it installed. I need to do a word count in order to get a quote for translation services, so I'm pretty unimpressed that the feature request for word count has been around for 4 years and nothing has been done about it.