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suggest word counting software for windows?
Thread poster: terryward
terryward
English
Aug 2, 2005

Hello, if anyone can recommend features rich word counting application
for Windows? I need it to count words and characters in my writings
and create an invoices.

Also, please, share you pros and cons about the work counting tools.


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Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.  Identity Verified
Ecuador
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Practicount Aug 2, 2005

Hello,

I use Practicount (www.practiline.com) and I am quite happy with. It can count PPT and PDF files.

Regards,
Patricia


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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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FreeBudget Aug 2, 2005

I like FreeBudget by the publishers of WebBudget. You can set up profiles for different customers, which is helpful if you work with different currencies and units (words, lines).

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terryward
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what features do I really need? Aug 2, 2005

Thank you, Patricia and Daina!

What about time tracking? I'm looking for a purchasing good software now and I'd like to have it fully-features.

Sometime I charge for time (not for words number). What do you think if I it's reasonable to search program with this function?

Also, I noticed FreeBudget allows excluding footnotes, annotations, headers, footers and so on.. If I will need this features in future if what I do is translating job?

Also, I have a question about file types - sure, I need Word and Text, PDF and PPT is also a good idea to support presentations and papers in PDF. What other formats do I miss? Excel? As for me I do mostly work with DOC and PDF. Please, advise.


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sorchio
Germany
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English to German
Anycount and Time Stamp Aug 2, 2005

Hiya,

When I purchased Translation Office 3000 I had the program "Anycount" included which I found very helpful. It can be purchased on the AiT website.

As for time tracking, you might want to try a free program first. A while ago someone on the forums mentioned Time Stamp by Syntap. It is freeware, very easy to use and has been of great help to me (not only for when I charge for time but also to keep track of how long I needed for a project).

Regards,
Rebecca

terryward wrote:

Thank you, Patricia and Daina!

What about time tracking? I'm looking for a purchasing good software now and I'd like to have it fully-features.

Sometime I charge for time (not for words number). What do you think if I it's reasonable to search program with this function?

Also, I noticed FreeBudget allows excluding footnotes, annotations, headers, footers and so on.. If I will need this features in future if what I do is translating job?

Also, I have a question about file types - sure, I need Word and Text, PDF and PPT is also a good idea to support presentations and papers in PDF. What other formats do I miss? Excel? As for me I do mostly work with DOC and PDF. Please, advise.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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CompleteWordCount for MS Word 2000+ Aug 3, 2005

terryward wrote:
Hello, if anyone can recommend features rich word counting application for Windows? I need it to count words and characters in my writings and create an invoices.


I don't have one that writes invoices, but if you want one for MS Word 2000+ that counts *everything* (except text in pictures, word art text or any hidden text), try the freeware macro CompleteWordCount.

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/CompleteWordCount/

Google also found this for me:
http://www.proz.com/topic/25590


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