How To Know Word Count In Google Slides

Google Slides does not provide a direct method of checking the word count in a presentation. While this can be a bit inconvenient, there is a simple workaround that many people use.

Here’s how to check your word count in Google Slides:

Step 1: Select All Text

The first step is to select all the text from your Google Slides. To do this, click on a text box to make it active and press Ctrl+A (for Windows) or Command+A (for Mac). This will highlight all the text in that text box.

If you have multiple text boxes, you will need to repeat this action for each one.

Step 2: Copy the Text

Once all your text is selected, you’ll want to copy it. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+C (for Windows) or Command+C (for Mac).

Step 3: Open a Google Docs Document

Head over to Google Docs and open a new document. You can do this by going to the Google Docs homepage and clicking on the + button for a new document.

Step 4: Paste the Text

Once your new document is open, paste your text into it by pressing Ctrl+V (for Windows) or Command+V (for Mac).

Step 5: Check the Word Count

Finally, you can check the word count. To do this, click on the Tools menu at the top of the screen and select Word count.

The word count box that pops up will show you the number of pages, words, characters (without spaces), and characters (with spaces).


While it’s slightly unfortunate that Google Slides doesn’t have a direct word count feature, as you can see, it’s fairly easy to get around this with a few simple steps. We hope this guide was helpful and will make your Google Slides experience even better!