Answered By: Ashlen Dube
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016     Views: 57927

PowerPoint 2013 does not have a word count function like Word has, but it's still possible to do a word count using one of these methods:

  • To see the total number of words in a presentation, go to File.  Then select Properties on the right hand side of the screen.  Then select "Advanced Properties" and click on the statistics page.
  • You can export your PowerPoint as handouts in Word using this method.  You may then do a word count in Word.
  • You can copy the text from the PowerPoint file and paste it into a Word document.  This is probably the quickest method for doing a word count on selected text from a PowerPoint file. 

Comments (2)

  1. I can't see anywhere that says Properties in my powerpoint presentation
    by Marie on Oct 18, 2020
  2. How to find this function will depend on your version of MS PowerPoint. Exporting slides to Word as handouts can also be done in other versions of PowerPoint by clicking File and scrolling down the menu to find "Export" (beneath the various Print and Save options). Then you can choose the option "Create Handouts" to export your slides to Word, where you can then do a word count.
    by Laura Russell on Oct 19, 2020

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