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Same Trados version - different word count?!
Thread poster: Jan Sundström

Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Oct 15, 2007

Hi all,

Me and a colleague are running exactly the same version and build of Trados (

I'm running a word count on a plain Word doc, against an empty TM, and I get a total of 431.
But when my colleague does the same on her installation, she gets 444 words.
The file is very basic, no text boxes or anything fancy.

I wonder exactly which options in the personal Trados settings that influence the word count?!

Does anyone else have experience of this?



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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Me and an agency Oct 15, 2007

There's an agency I've worked for many times, we always had different wordcounts (same TM).
Sometimes just 2 or 3 words, sometimes a bit more.
Check your penalty settings, they can cause differences. You and your colleague need to use exactly the same settings.

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