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How to Check Word Count on Google Slides

For those of you busying yourselves creating a business presentation, you might find using Google Slides the best method. Created by Google, this preferred presentation tool provides its users with a vast collection of excellent features to make sure presentations are engaging. In fact, this is the most popular presentation tool available. 

For those of you busying yourselves creating a business presentation, you might find using Google Slides the best method. Created by Google, this preferred presentation tool provides its users with a vast collection of excellent features to make sure presentations are engaging.  In fact, this is the most popular presentation tool available. 

So, if you haven't tried it before, give it a go - it helps you show off top presentation skills!  You can even download it from Apple's App store to use on-the-go.

Several Methods to Calculate Word Count While Using Google Slides

Perhaps you need to create an impactful presentation but you’re restricted by word count? Or do you have a target word count to meet? Then how do you check the word count using the powerful presentation tool Google Slides? Don’t worry, this article is for presentation novices and we’ve got word count well covered.

Using an Online Word Count Tool

Firstly, while there’s a method in Google Slides, if you're ever stuck calculating word count in any document (Google Slides, Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint, blog posts, job application or other),then use an online word count tool. Originality AI is the best online word counter tool for a number of reasons as follows:

  • This counter feature calculates word count of your entire document (or section) in real time giving you an accurate amount.
  • It also calculates character count and characters with and without spaces with its built-in feature.
  • Furthermore, it instantly detects plagiarism, so you know your work is 100% original, very important for Google Slides presentations
  • Originality AI also gives you accurate word count information on AI-generated content so you know that any content created isn’t artificial.
  • There are a wealth of other beneficial features – check it out to learn more.
  • Easy to use, just paste text into a box, no need for dropdown menus or pop up menus.  

Using Google Slides' Word Count Methods

Let’s move onto the Google Slides' methods for calculating word count:

Using the Menu Tool

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Locate your Google Slides presentation.
  • Open it on your screen.
  • Locate the “Tools” menu, situated at the top of your screen.
  • Click on the Tools menu bar
  • Note the drop-down menu.
  • Choose “Word Count.”
  • Note the new window that appears, this provides all the current word count information you want including number of words, number of pages, number of characters (both with and without spaces) and total slide number.

Using Shortcuts Through Your Keyboard

There is another route you might want to take to display word count and that’s using shortcuts through your keyboard, let’s look at this in more detail below:

  •  Find your Google Slides presentation.
  •  Open it on your screen.
  • Then, press “Ctrl Shift” together (these are on your keyboard to the left corner at the bottom).
  • While pressing on these keys, press the “C” key as well.
  • You should see a new pop-up window with the word count total, page count total, character count total (both with spaces and without spaces) and the slide count too.

The Explore Tool

Here’s yet another useful method using the Explore Tool. Follow the steps below:

  • Locate your Google Slides presentation.
  • Open it.
  • Look at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
  • Locate the “Explore” button and click on it.
  • Note the search bar that appears.
  • In the search bar, key in “word count.”
  • Next, you’ll see search results, locate the “word count” and click on it.
  • You should see the word count, page count, character (with and without spaces) count and slide count.

Final Words

As you can see, there are several methods suitable for finding out the word count so you reach your count goal when creating a Google Slides presentation. There's no need for a manual word count (you get lots of errors too! Simply select the one that works best for you – try out each to see which is the easiest option for your document editor needs.

As a last note, do check Google Slides for presentation updates to make sure you always use the correct version and benefit from all the latest features. If you'd like to know how to use Google Slides, check out this link for beginners.

Jonathan Gillham

Founder / CEO of Originality.ai I have been involved in the SEO and Content Marketing world for over a decade. My career started with a portfolio of content sites, recently I sold 2 content marketing agencies and I am the Co-Founder of MotionInvest.com, the leading place to buy and sell content websites. Through these experiences I understand what web publishers need when it comes to verifying content is original. I am not For or Against AI content, I think it has a place in everyones content strategy. However, I believe you as the publisher should be the one making the decision on when to use AI content. Our Originality checking tool has been built with serious web publishers in mind!

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