How to Check Word Count on Google Slides (Quick Guide)

Google Slides is a great way to create presentations, but sometimes you need to know how many words are in your presentation. Unfortunately, there is no built-in word count feature in Google Slides.

However, there is a workaround that you can use to get an accurate word count for your presentation. Below, we’ll show you how to do it.

Step 1: Open the Google Slides Presentation

Start with opening the presentation on Google Slides in which you want to check the word count.

Step 2: Download the File as Plain Text (.txt)

The next thing you need to do is to download the presentation as a .txt file. To do this, click on File > Download and select the Plain Text (.txt) option from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Open the Downloaded .txt File in a Text Editor

Now that you have downloaded the presentation as a .txt file, open it in a text editor such as Notepad.

Step 4: Copy the Texts from the Text Editor

Once you have opened the .txt file in a text editor, select (CTRL+A) and copy (CTRL+C) all the texts from the file.

Step 5: Count the Words

Now you can check the word count from the Word Counter website. Visit the site and paste the copied text into the text box. The website will show you the word count for your text. You have successfully checked the word count of your Google Slides presentation.

Another way to check the word count faster is through MS Office, Google Docs, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice. Copy the text and paste them into a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

MS Word will show you the word count automatically below the text document editor. However, for Google Docs, you need to check the count manually. To do this, go to Tools > Word Count.


Although Google Slides does not have a built-in word count feature, you can still check the word count for your presentation by using the workaround described above. We hope this article has helped you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to comment below.