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Keystroke counts in footnotes
Thread poster: Caryl Swift

Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 16:54
Polish to English
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May 21, 2008

Can anyone help me? I'm working on several large documents (editing and proofreading); the documents have extremely copious footnotes. I need to provide a keystroke count which will include:

1. the main body of the text
2. the track changes therein
3. the footnotes
4. the track changes in the footnotes.

Does anyone know of a programme which will allow me to do this? The footnotes really are too substantial to copy and paste into a separate document. I have to confess that I'm also looking for a free downloadable programme because I don't have enough of this type of work to justify a large expenditure.

Since the entire job was set up and contracted on the basis of a keystroke count, charging for it on an hourly basis isn't an option.

All help and advice most gratefully received!

Thank you in advance.
Caryl

P.S. Dear Moderators - if I've posted this to the wrong forum, please would you move it for me?

[Edited at 2008-05-21 11:49]


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Albert Golub  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:54
English to French
not too sure I understood May 21, 2008

but if you make a wordcount without checking the "include footnotes" box, you will have a x count

then if you check it, a y count

then substract x from y and you should have the number of words corresponding to the footnotes


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Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
Poland
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Polish to English
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Thank you! May 21, 2008

Thank you very much, Albert!

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Try this May 21, 2008

Caryl Swift wrote:
I need to provide a keystroke count which will include:
1. the main body of the text
2. the track changes therein
3. the footnotes
4. the track changes in the footnotes.


For some of that, try this:
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/CompleteWordCount/


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