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Thor Melicher

If you want to try a different approach to getting a word count, you can try the app I created to do this.  It's a Windows 10 app (completely free and doesn't require Amazon Web Services like my other apps) and can be found here:


You'll need to export the XLIFF file and then load it into the application.  Works with both Rise 360 and Storyline courses.  Hopefully it will be more accurate than publishing as a Word option but your mileage will vary depending on how you create your courses.

Some notes:

  • Storyline courses will vary on word count because slide names, scenes, etc. are included in the word count
  • Storyline courses will *not* count closed caption files as they're not accessible in how they're stored
  • For Rise 360, this method *should* be faster to get a count as you won't have to wait for the export to PDF.  It should also count your answer-based feedback in quiz questions. 

I hope this helps and *crossing my fingers* the word count is more accurate to boot!

Thor Melicher

Hello Miriam!

The app doesn't store the file or do any submittal as it's all local.

Once you install it from the MS Windows store, you'll need to

1. Export your XLIFF file from either Rise or Storyline.

2. Tell HEROWORDCOUNT where to find it.

3. Identify the file as Rise 360 or Storyline and then

4. Click Get Word Count.

That's it - and the latest version improves on the accuracy of the word count, too.