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Fiona N�voa
Portugal
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Oct 28, 2004

Hi ther everyone. I wonder if you can help me to find a way of counting the words for a translation done in Freehand. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 22:42
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Moving the topic Oct 28, 2004

to Office Applications forum

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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
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Suggestion Oct 28, 2004

I would export the file to any format that could be read by an OCR program (tiff, jpeg etc) and then use the OCR (e.g. FineReader or any other available) to read the text and import it to Word.

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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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Export the TM Oct 28, 2004

I suppose the translation could be done using T-Windows for Clipboard. When the translation will be finished, you can export the TM and count the words in the text file. You will have to take into account the number of repetitions given by the usage counter field.

You will also have to consider the additional effort using T-Windows for Clipboard compared to a contiguous text processed in Word or TagEditor. It might be compensated by the increased word count caused by the tags which are added to the text in the export file. An alternative would be to delete those tags before counting and adding a T-Windows percentage to your rate.

If you need to estimate in advance for a binding quotation, estimate high and offer a reduction according to the actual effort, which you will know afterwards.


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Klaus Herrmann  Identity Verified
Germany
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Create a PDF Oct 29, 2004

Make sure you don't have any bitmaps in the Freehand file, print the FH file into a PDF file and do a word count on the PDF. Done.

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