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Kateřina Suchánková  Identity Verified
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Oct 9, 2007

Could anyone give me an advice how to count words in a document, which is in pdf form?

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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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Please use the Search function first Oct 9, 2007

This topic has been discussed several hundred times.

Regards

Andrzej


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Search the forum Oct 9, 2007

Andrzej is right, everything has been said about this, over and over again.
You'll have 100's of posts full of wisdom in the forum.
Hint: search for Abbyy Finereader!

/Jan


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Lesley Clarke  Identity Verified
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My method Oct 9, 2007

I quickly convert the document to word using a pdf converter. Otherwise the old fashioned way is to count how many words there are in an average line and then count the average lines per page.

I personally don't think it is very helpful to say this topic has been discussed hundreds of times as it is not really that easy to look through past topics.


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samehme
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anycount Oct 10, 2007

Hi,

If the PDF contains text, then try AnyCount at http://www.anycount.com . They have a trial version.

and if the text in the PDF is in image format, then Abby Finereader will help to convert the text images to word. however, they don't have a trial version that's fully functional.

good luck


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Kateřina Suchánková  Identity Verified
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Thanks Oct 10, 2007

samehme wrote:

Hi,

If the PDF contains text, then try AnyCount at http://www.anycount.com . They have a trial version.

and if the text in the PDF is in image format, then Abby Finereader will help to convert the text images to word. however, they don't have a trial version that's fully functional.

good luck


Thanks a lot. I'll try to do that.


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Kateřina Suchánková  Identity Verified
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Thanks Oct 10, 2007

Lesley Clarke wrote:

I quickly convert the document to word using a pdf converter. Otherwise the old fashioned way is to count how many words there are in an average line and then count the average lines per page.

I personally don't think it is very helpful to say this topic has been discussed hundreds of times as it is not really that easy to look through past topics.


Thanks, I will try this possibility, too. You are right, I have tried to find it in the past topics, but it seemed for me to be quite difficult, especially when I was in a hurry.


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Nonsense! Oct 10, 2007

Lesley Clarke wrote:
I personally don't think it is very helpful to say this topic has been discussed hundreds of times as it is not really that easy to look through past topics.


Lesley, this is total nonsense, and you know it!
Nothing could be easier.

If you scroll up a few centimeters, at the top of this very page, you'll find a button called "Search forums".

I simply type in "count words PDF", and Proz comes up with a 149 hits, all very relevant and informative!

And you call this "not really that easy"???

/Jan


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Kateřina Suchánková  Identity Verified
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Thanks Oct 10, 2007

J-a-n S-ndstr-m wrote:

Andrzej is right, everything has been said about this, over and over again.
You'll have 100's of posts full of wisdom in the forum.
Hint: search for Abbyy Finereader!

/Jan


I have tried the recommended programme and it works!!! Thank you really very much. But it was really quite difficult for me to find something without an advice.


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