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mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
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Jul 13, 2002

It is a quite long document, I have also the images pasted on a word document, but of course words cannot be counted in either of them.

Any suggestion?

I think this question has already been asked, but unfortunately could not find it in the forum.

Thanks in advance


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Try this Jul 13, 2002

It MAY work



Create a blank Word document. Go into the .pdf file, \"select all\", \"copy\" and \"paste\" into the Word document.



The formatting will be off, but it should be good enough for word-counting purposes.



Good luck!



Trudy


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Miriam Demartis
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words counting Jul 13, 2002

What Trudy mentioned works. after pasting into a blank word ducument, you just have to go to the menu point file->properties. it will open a new window where you can select the \"file-info\" tab. there you see the document statistics, which includes the words count.



Best



Miriam



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On 2002-07-13 01:15, Trudy wrote:

It MAY work



Create a blank Word document. Go into the .pdf file, \"select all\", \"copy\" and \"paste\" into the Word document.



The formatting will be off, but it should be good enough for word-counting purposes.



Good luck!



Trudy



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mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
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it has not worked in this case Jul 13, 2002

Create a blank Word document. Go into the .pdf file, \"select all\", \"copy\" and \"paste\" into the Word document



I tried, but it did noy work.

Thanks AW


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Li-chuan Yen  Identity Verified
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Select the text Jul 13, 2002

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On 2002-07-13 02:18, alfpach wrote:

Create a blank Word document. Go into the .pdf file, \"select all\", \"copy\" and \"paste\" into the Word document



I tried, but it did noy work.

Thanks AW





In Acrobat Reader, the default pointer is the hand. Click \"Text Selection Tool (V)\", which looks like a \"T\" with a couple of boxes. Then you can copy the text.

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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Possible problem and forum link Jul 13, 2002

Hi Mónica,

One possible reason why copy & paste doesn\'t work could be the Acrobat security settings - it\'s possible to protect a PDF file, in which case you can neither copy & paste, nor can you save the file in RTF (even if you have the full Acrobat software). To find out whether that\'s the case, go to the \'Edit\' menu - if \'Select all\' is disabled, it looks like you\'ve got a protected file. If so, contact your customer and ask them for an unprotected one, or (better) get the source file.



You may also want to have a look at this forum thread:

www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&eid_c=20821&post=10724#10724

BTW I found it by using the site search function (search string \"word count\").



HTH - best regards, Ralf


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Al Gallo
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Charge as per target language. Jul 13, 2002

Hi Mónica,

This is something that was suggested in this forum before and makes a lot of sense. I would add that in certain cases a percentage could be added/deducted according to some of your average differences in word count between your two working languages.


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Libin PhD  Identity Verified
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http://www.pdfcount.com/ Jul 13, 2002

You can use an Acrobat plug-in to count the number of words in a PDF file. It works with both full version of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader. Here is the link:



http://www.pdfcount.com/



For counting words in multiple files (including those in subfolders)of .doc, .rtf, .xls, .ppt, .wpd, .txt, and .htm, you can use PractiCount.

The link for PractiCount is as follows:



http://www.practiline.com/

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