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How to get TRADOS word count on web pages?
Thread poster: asil
Local time: 09:21
English to Spanish
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May 20, 2003

Hi, everyone,

I have been trying to download some web pages to quote their translation for some customers, but I cannot open them after saving the pages with \"Save as..\".

Is there any way to download a web page and do the word count with Trados? I know static pages are no problem, but what about dynamic ones?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Pilar T. Bayle  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:21
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To count words in a Web... May 20, 2003

The best way is to use a program called WebBudget. It works for 15 days before you have to buy a registration code. You download the site and then analyze it with this program and it tells you exactly how many words you have per page.

Kind regards,


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:21
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PractiCount & Invoice, May 20, 2003

available from ProZ, does it fine


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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
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Practicount & invoice May 20, 2003

the latest download site.

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Local time: 13:21
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Quote on files from client May 22, 2003


downloading web site will bring you only the file whoch are composed from the web server for your browser. often the original files a complete different from the downloaded files. So ask your client for sending the files which he want to translate.


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sylver  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:21
English to French
Get the files May 23, 2003

I just want to put some emphasis on Hans reply. He is totally right. You will not get anywhere a correct word count by downloading dynamic pages from a web site.

By definition, a dynamic web site is a site whose pages are adapted to the visitor. Thus the content changes.

The proper way to go about it is to ask your customer to provide all the documents that need to be translated, including the databases that are used to provide the content of the dynamic web site.

Otherwise, you will spend a sh.t lot of time and the word count will probably be very wrong.

Once you have the proper files, you will find it rather easy to get a wordcount using any of the software mentionned earlier

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Razvan Purdel
Local time: 13:21
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Free website word count tool Nov 3, 2009

We have just developed a free website count tool for translators that is very similar to Transabacus, however it has less options. The software is still in beta stage so it might not work like it should. Get it here:

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