Tag: powerpoint


PowerPoint counts full stops as words!

When it comes to counting words, in a PowerPoint presentation, several conversions have to be done. (See older post here.) Today, however, I discovered an SDL Help file which explains why counting the number of words in a .ppt/.pptx, gives you significantly different results depending on the word count tool you use.

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How to count words in PowerPoint

If you want to calculate the total words in a PowerPoint presentation, follow these steps:

1) Close the file (.ppt or .pptx).
2) Right-click on the file.
3) Select Properties > Details > (scroll down) Word Count