Speech Time helps you figure out how long it would take to deliver the written text in a file.
Anybody writing scripts for a speech, presentation, or talk may find it useful. It tells you how long - in minutes - the text will take to read out loud in various rates of speed.
This extension helps you estimate how many minutes a script will take to deliver.
You can change the default speech rates used for calculating the duration.
The speech rates correspond to 3 levels: slow, medium and fast. These are based on average English rates, in Words Per Minute (wpm).
You can adjust these by supplying a different integer number to any of these.
The extension word count calculation is based on a simplistic strategy: Any one-or-more word contiguous characters is considered a word. This has some drawbacks, notably:
This extension considers these potential words an acceptable inaccuracy for the sake of performance. Also, since the estimates are, well, estimates , you should them with a grain of salt anyway.