How do I count the words in a PowerPoint 2010 presentation?

04 Dec

Some time ago, I published what has turned into a pretty popular post on how to count the words in your PowerPoint 2007 document. This is something that is a little tricky to find, so perfect for one of these how-to posts.

How do I count the words in a PowerPoint 2010 presentation?

It’s all a bit different in a PowerPoint 2010 document if you’re used to PowerPoint 2007, because they’ve got rid of the Office button and replaced it with a File tab.

So: open the document and click on the File tab to the left of the Home tab.

This will bring you up a screen where you can open previous documents, save as, etc. Click on Info on the left and your properties will come up on the extreme right.

But of course, yet again, the thing you want to see isn’t immediately visible. Go right to the bottom of the screen and click Show All Properties.

And there’s your word count.

Related posts:

How do I count the number of words in a PowerPoint 2007 presentation? (this is a little different).

How do I count the number of words in a PowerPoint 2013 presentation? (different again!)

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Please note, these hints work with versions of Microsoft Office currently in use – Office 2007, Office 2010 and Office 2013, all for PC. Mac compatible versions of Word should have similar options. Always save a copy of your document before manipulating it. I bear no responsibility for any pickles you might get yourself into!

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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Errors, New skills, PowerPoint, Short cuts, Writing


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5 responses to “How do I count the words in a PowerPoint 2010 presentation?

  1. metaphorismwp

    August 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Is there a way to get a count for a specific word? For example, I am building a series of family trees, and I want to know how many times the name Thomas appears in my family.


    • Liz Dexter

      August 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Handy hint: if you do Control-F to bring up the search function, and put Thomas in the search box, it should give you a total of how many times it finds the name! Although it can be a bit tricky with text boxes etc. so I’d test it first by manually counting, too.


  2. Fhenn Isunza

    February 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

    How do I count the words in my powerpoint presentation per slides?



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