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Rita Bilancio  Identity Verified
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Sep 6, 2007

Dear colleagues,
I have a problem with software in object.
I need word count for jpg file for a request for payment
but the program is telling me that file is not supported.
How could I do: I tried to change the format of file but again
word count is 0. Could you help?
TIA:


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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OCR Sep 6, 2007

JPG file just doesn't contain any words, it's picture. You have to use some Optical Character Recognition program (e.g., FineReader) to convert it to word file containing real words.

Uldis

Rita Bilancio wrote:

Dear colleagues,
I have a problem with software in object.
I need word count for jpg file for a request for payment
but the program is telling me that file is not supported.
How could I do: I tried to change the format of file but again
word count is 0. Could you help?
TIA:


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Evija Rimšāne  Identity Verified
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Unfortunately Sep 6, 2007

...you cannot count words in a jpg file, it's picture. You can make your Invoice basing on wordcount in a target file you have translated.

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Rita Bilancio  Identity Verified
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Thanks Uldis: where can I find it? Sep 6, 2007

[quote]Uldis Liepkalns wrote:

JPG file just doesn't contain any words, it's picture. You have to use some Optical Character Recognition program (e.g., FineReader) to convert it to word file containing real words.

Uldis

Is there a trial version of the program?


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Yes, there is Sep 6, 2007

http://download.abbyy.com/content/default.aspx

Uldis

Rita Bilancio wrote:

Is there a trial version of the program?


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Rita Bilancio  Identity Verified
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thanks!!! Sep 6, 2007

Thank you very much for your help and quickness of your reply.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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How did you change the format? Sep 6, 2007

Rita Bilancio wrote:
I tried to change the format of file but again word count is 0.


How did you change the format of the JPG file? To what format did you change it?


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Rita Bilancio  Identity Verified
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I tried... Sep 6, 2007

Samuel Murray wrote:

Rita Bilancio wrote:
I tried to change the format of file but again word count is 0.


How did you change the format of the JPG file? To what format did you change it?


I didn't succeed in doing it.
But what I would like to know is how I can count with Fine Reader.
First read file, then save in word and then count: is that the way it works?


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Nizamettin Yigit  Identity Verified
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Print and count Sep 6, 2007

Hi

That 's what I do for small files&projects before I quote.

Because you spend less time this way.
Otherwise you have to find an OCR program.
Install that,
do a restart before you start to use
Run that program
If you could manage have that program read your JPG file.

Have a word file and than check the word count.

Instead I would print that page and simply count it. It will take only a minute or two.

Good luck!

N'zam


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Rita Bilancio  Identity Verified
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it was to avoid doing it! Sep 6, 2007

Nizamettin Yigit wrote:

Hi

That 's what I do for small files&projects before I quote.

Because you spend less time this way.
Otherwise you have to find an OCR program.
Install that,
do a restart before you start to use
Run that program
If you could manage have that program read your JPG file.

Have a word file and than check the word count.

Instead I would print that page and simply count it. It will take only a minute or two.

Good luck!

N'zam

It doesn't take much timr but I was trying to find another solution...


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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I am wondering... Sep 6, 2007

Why do you have to take care of the word count in the first place? This is the job of the agency and if it's a direct client, the better, because they have the original files.

I always check the word count provided by the agency and, guess what, more often than not I find more words than any software might detect. The POs always get adjusted without complaint.

I don't use any software for word count. Most of them turn out to be faulty. Why would you spend money on such a thing or mess up your computer w/ freeware or shareware?

Charging by target word is the ideal solution.

Reason why?

If you are dealing with images / pictures / graphics, your word count is restricted anyway and nobody gets hurt except you if you put in extra hours to convert files, download possibly malicious software, or even spend money on more reliable software.

Big question mark.

Why do you have to do this? I hope you are being paid by the hour for this effort.

[Edited at 2007-09-06 14:07]


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Rita Bilancio  Identity Verified
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Yes... Sep 7, 2007

[quote]Nicole Schnell wrote:

Charging by target word is the ideal solution.

Reason why?

If you are dealing with images / pictures / graphics, your word count is restricted anyway and nobody gets hurt except you if you put in extra hours to convert files, download possibly malicious software, or even spend money on more reliable software.

Big question mark.

You're right but I can't charge by target word and they charge per line so it's a bit different for me in this case...
Do you think I should ask them to charge by target word now, after a month?


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