Google Slides is an incredible tool for creating presentations. However, sometimes it can be quite challenging to track your word count as there is no direct feature for this. Fortunately, there are a couple of workarounds that can be used. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps needed to word count in Google Slides.
Word Count using Google Docs
One way to count words is by utilizing Google Docs. Here’s how you can do that:
- Firstly, create a new blank Google Doc. You can do this by navigating to Google Drive, clicking on “New,” and then selecting “Google Docs.”
- Next, navigate back to your Google Slides presentation.
- Select all the text that you want to count. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+A (or Command+A on Mac) on your keyboard.
- Copy the text. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+C (or Command+C on Mac) on your keyboard.
- Head over to the blank Google Doc you created earlier and paste the text. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+V (or Command+V on Mac) on your keyboard.
Now, you can easily check your word count in Google Docs by going to Tools > Word count.
Word Count using Extensions
Another way to count words on Google Slides is by using Chrome extensions. One such extension is called Slides Toolbox. Here’s how you can use it:
- Firstly, add the extension to your Chrome browser. You can do this by going to the Chrome Web Store, searching for “Slides Toolbox,” and clicking on “Add to Chrome.”
- Once the extension is installed, open your Google Slides presentation.
- Click on the “Slides Toolbox” icon, and then select “Word Count.”
This will give you a word count for your entire presentation.
These are the two most effective methods to count words in Google Slides. Although it might seem a bit inconvenient at first, once you get used to it, it becomes quite simple. Hopefully, Google will add a direct word count feature to Google Slides in the future.