available on Google Slides is the word countreating presentations in both professional and academic settings. However, one feature that isn’t readily available on Google Slides is the word count. While this feature is typically a click away on applications such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word, it requires a few more steps on Google Slides.
In this blog post, we’ll guide you through these steps to help you find out the total word count of your Google Slides presentation quickly and efficiently.
Step 1: Select All Text Boxes
The first step is to select all the text boxes in your presentation. This can be done manually, or you can use the shortcut Ctrl+A (on Windows) or Command+A (on Mac) to select everything on a slide.
Step 2: Copy All Text
Once everything is selected, you’ll need to copy all the text. You can either right-click and select Copy or use the shortcut Ctrl+C (on Windows) or Command+C (on Mac).
Step 3: Paste Text into Google Docs
After copying the text, open a new Google Docs document. Paste the copied text into this document using the Paste option in the right-click menu or the shortcut Ctrl+V (on Windows) or Command+V (on Mac).
Step 4: Check Word Count in Google Docs
Now that your text is in a Google Docs document, you can easily view the word count. Go to the Tools menu at the top of the page and select Word count from the dropdown menu. A window will pop up displaying information on the number of pages, words, characters (both with and without spaces), and characters excluding spaces.
You can also use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+C (on Windows) or Command+Shift+C (on Mac) to open the Word count window.
While it might not be as straightforward as some other platforms, viewing the word count in Google Slides is still a fairly simple process. Hopefully, this guide has made it even easier for you!
Keep in mind that while this method does provide a word count, it may not be 100% accurate due to potential discrepancies in formatting or non-text elements on your slides. Still, it’s a useful tool to help you keep track of the length of your presentation.