How To Know How Many Words In Google Slides

Understanding how to count the number of words in your Google Slides presentation can be quite handy, whether you are preparing for a presentation, meeting a word limit for a class assignment, or simply keeping track of your content’s length. However, unlike Google Docs, Google Slides does not offer a built-in word count tool, which might leave you wondering how you can get this done.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through some easy steps on how to count words in Google Slides using a simple workaround.

Method 1: Using Google Docs

One of the most straightforward ways to count words in Google Slides is to transfer your content into Google Docs, which has a built-in word count tool.


  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Press Ctrl + A to select all the text on the slide. Or, if you want to check the word count of a specific paragraph, select that paragraph instead.
  3. Press Ctrl + C or right-click and select Copy to copy the text.
  4. Open a new Google Docs document.
  5. Press Ctrl + V or right-click and select Paste to paste the copied text into the Google Docs document.
  6. Click on Tools in the menu bar, then select Word count.

In the pop-up window that appears, you’ll see the number of pages, words, characters (without spaces), and characters (with spaces).

Method 2: Using a Google Slides Add-on

If you frequently need to count words in Google Slides, it might be worth considering installing an add-on specifically designed for this purpose. With an add-on, you can get word count information directly in Google Slides, saving you the trouble of copying and pasting text into Google Docs.


  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click on Add-ons in the menu bar, then select Get add-ons.
  3. In the G Suite Marketplace window that appears, search for a suitable word count add-on.
  4. Click on the add-on to open its details page, then click on Install.

After installing the add-on, you can access it from the Add-ons menu in Google Slides. The exact method of using the add-on will depend on its specific design, but most will display a panel with word count information about your presentation when opened.

There you have it! These are two simple methods you can use to count words in Google Slides. Remember, while Google Slides does not have a built-in word count feature, you can easily use Google Docs or an add-on to serve this purpose.

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your Google applications!