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Counting words in pdf files
Thread poster: Waleed Mohamed

Waleed Mohamed  Identity Verified
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Jan 25, 2005

Dear Colleagues,

How can I count words in pdf files? Is there any automatic way or functions for word count in pdf files, or should be made manually? As you know counting words manually takes a long time (particularly with long files) and is often not 100% correct.

Do you have any suggestions in this regard?

Any information is highly appreciated.

Thank you so much

Waleed


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Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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It depends on the kind of PDF file Feb 12, 2005

- Is the character set Arabic or Latin-based?

- Was the file converted from MS Word, or was it scanned?


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Waleed Mohamed  Identity Verified
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The file is scanned Feb 12, 2005

Fuad Yahya wrote:

- Is the character set Arabic or Latin-based?

- Was the file converted from MS Word, or was it scanned?


Dear Mr. Fuad Yahya,

Thanks for your reply!

The characters are latin, and the file is scanned.

Now, is there any possibility to count words automatically? is there any feature in PDF files that can help me do that?

Best regards,

Waleed


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Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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Not right away Feb 13, 2005

Since the file is scanned, it is just an image, with no digitally recognizable words in it. First, you must process it through an OCR tool, such as Abbyy FineReader or ScanSoft OmniPage. You can then have a text output with countable words.

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