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Word count in Acrobat
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Juliana Starkman  Identity Verified
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May 31, 2007

Does anyone know of a way to do a word count in Adobe Acrobat that does not involve me poking at the screen and counting out loud? I tried cutting and pasting into Word, but of course then Word does not recognize it....

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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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There are many special Word counting softwares May 31, 2007

to mention just Anycount and PractiCount. I use PractiCount and you can download functional Demo version from www.practiline.com.

Uldis


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OCR May 31, 2007

Juliana Starkman wrote:

I tried cutting and pasting into Word, but of course then Word does not recognize it....


Don't quite know what you mean here..., but:

A similar discussion here: http://www.proz.com/topic/74106

Briefly - if the "save as text" command in Adobe Reader does not work, use OCR to recognize the text in the PDF file and then count the words in MS Word.

HTH
Pawel Skalinski


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Juliana Starkman  Identity Verified
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Thanks very much May 31, 2007

for the quick replies!

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Pavel Blann  Identity Verified
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adobe acrobat May 31, 2007

adobe acrobat allows you to save the pdf file as an rtf file, which can be opened in you wordprocessor and wordcounted there.

if you have just adobe acrobat _reader_ then you can use:

1. one of the programs mentioned above, or
2. a pdf2rtf conversion utility, or
3. a full-scale application like abbyy finereader (however, this is an overkill if you don't need its scanning and/or other functions)


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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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Abracadabra May 31, 2007

http://www.abracadabrapdf.net

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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Question of the week! May 31, 2007

I think it's time for the Proz moderator to implement sticky posts, and put a FAQ on top of every subforum.

This question has been asked almost once a week ever since I joined Proz.

I'm not blaming Juliana for not searching in the forum archive, but everybody would benefit from sticky posts as long as this question is being repeated.

Newbies will find the answer quicker rather than having to wait for replies. And the forum will be less cluttered of posts that are repeated and taking up screen real estate...

Jan


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Juliana Starkman  Identity Verified
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I do apologize May 31, 2007

for not checking. It honestly slipped my mind that that was a possibility (something to do with two screaming children under the age of four, a usually helpful husband in China on business and 3 simultaneous BIG deadlines looming). I would love to see some sort of sticky solution...

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I realise this is a really old thread, but... May 14, 2008

Geneviève von Levetzow wrote:

http://www.abracadabrapdf.net


I just wanted to thank Geneviève for this link - I just downloaded it and it's brilliant!

Thank you so much!

Nina Elin Brevik
www.lingualab.net


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