How to calculate wordcount for text boxes?
Thread poster: Natalya Zelikova

Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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Jul 18, 2008

I have rather long document completely consisting of multiple text boxes. I am afraid I'll spent about 1-2 hours only to "copy-paste" them as text in a new Word file. Is there any way to count the words automatically?

I think Trados doesn't count them.

TIA


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xxxPristav
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Possible Methods Jul 18, 2008

1. Please use Office-2007 counting text in boxes (with "V" in the check box ~With References and Notes, mark '~' is related with the fact, that I have version in Russian, and I don't know exact name of ths chel bo[ in version in English).

2. Download AnyCount 6.0 supporting wide range of formats.

http://www.anycount.com/

Free Trial Version (30-days)

Best Regards,
Pristav,
Moscow, Russia


[Редактировалось 2008-07-18 08:02]


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xxxBrandis
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then hourly rate is better.. Jul 18, 2008

Hi! that sounds like a project I had lately. Multiple OLE objects embedded in word from visio, .ppt, excel sheets gave me a totally different word count and after cleaning the file only I could notice that the embedded objects were not processed at all. I did not take a word count anymore instead informed the OS and agreed on hourly rate. BR Brandis

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Vladislav Badalov  Identity Verified
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Word count in Wordfast Jul 18, 2008

If you use Wordfast, you can select "Textboxes" in the Tools section before analysing the document. Alternatively, you can use David Daduc's splendid Werecat tool (http://www.volny.cz/ddaduc/werecat.html) to extract boxed text into another Word document for translation. (After translation, the programme will send the translated text back into the document.)

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Kristina Kolic  Identity Verified
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Anycount or Practicount Jul 18, 2008

No need to copy/paste texts included in textboxes.

You can use Anycount: http://www.anycount.com/
or Practicount: http://www.practiline.com/

to count everything (characters, lines, words, pages) in Word (including textboxes), as well as in Powerpoint, Excel, PDF or other formats.


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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
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Convert to PDF Jul 18, 2008

If you have software for converting (printing) a file into PDF format, that should show all the text, including all text in boxes. Then you can save the PDF file as text, and count the words in the text file.
Sounds complicated at first, but I have found this approach works well.


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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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Thank you. Jul 18, 2008

Word-PDF-Word sounds easier, since I usually do this often, but couldn't think this could be my problem solution.
I also know about AnyCount, but again didn't know about it's ability to count text boxes.

Thank you all for advices.


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All that should not be necessary Jul 18, 2008

Natalya Zelikova wrote:

hink Trados doesn't count them.[/quote]
Yes it does, at least from version 7.1 onwards if you've got the "TRADOStag XML workflow for Word .doc files" box checked on the last page of the "Translation Memory Options" in Workbench.

I recommend you do the translation in TagEditor because this will make dealing with the text boxes easier. If you decide to go the traditional route and translate the file in Word, be sure to uncheck that option again before trying to perform a cleanup. Otherwise you will get an error message.

HTH,
Benjamin

[Edited at 2008-07-18 09:44]


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Guereau
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Counting with Anycount Jul 18, 2008

To Natalya: I have Anycount 6.x, but I was disappointed to discover that Anycount didn't count PDFs that are saved as images.
Anycount works fine with text boxes in Word.


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Complete Word Count Jul 18, 2008

Have you tried Shauna Kelly's add-on tool?

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


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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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CompleteWordCount Jul 18, 2008

Özden Arıkan wrote:

Have you tried Shauna Kelly's add-on tool?

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


Works well, but counts words only, no characters.


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ntext  Identity Verified
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WordCountAll (free tool) Jul 19, 2008

This macro counts all the words, characters, and double-byte characters in a Microsoft Word document, including the words in text boxes. It can also do batch word counts for multiple documents.

http://ginstrom.com/software/wordmacros/wordcount.php


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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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Thank you for new advices. Jul 20, 2008

The problem was solved, so I can not check all the other options now, but will remember them for future.

tectranslate wrote:
Yes it does, at least from version 7.1 onwards if you've got the "TRADOStag XML workflow for Word .doc files" box checked on the last page of the "Translation Memory Options" in Workbench.


I should try this too. I have Trados 8.0.


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