How to Check Word Count on Google Slides

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In today’s world, Google Slides is essential for creating captivating presentations. Yet, a common challenge emerges – figuring out the word count. This feature is notably absent, leaving many unsure about how to proceed. This predicament underscores the need to balance visuals and content. Here, we provide a solution, guiding you on how to easily determine the word count of your Google Slides presentation.

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Google Slides does not have a built-in word count feature. However, there is a workaround that you can use to get an accurate word count for your presentation.

Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Open the Google Slides presentation in which you want to check the word count.

Step 2: Click on File > Download and select the Plain Text (.txt) option from the drop-down menu.

Download Google Slide as a Plain Text File

Step 3: Open the downloaded .txt file in a text editor such as Notepad.
Select (CTRL+A) and copy (CTRL+C) all the texts from the file.

Step 4: Paste the text into a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

MS Word will show you the word count automatically below the text document editor.

However, for Google Docs, you need to check the count manually by going to Tools > Word Count

  1. Copy the Text: Manually copy all the text from your presentation slides. This includes any text boxes, captions, and labels.
  2. Open a Document: Open a blank Google Docs document.
  3. Paste the Text: Paste all the copied text into the Google Docs document.
  4. Word Count: In Google Docs, go to the “Tools” menu at the top and select “Word count.” A box will appear displaying the word count for the text you pasted.
  5. Viewing Word Count: You now have an accurate word count for your Google Slides presentation.
Google Document Horizontal Menu Word Count

While this method may not provide an instant count directly within Google Slides, it’s an effective workaround to accurately determine the word count of your presentation’s textual content.

Google Document Word Count Example

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