Word Count in PDF file
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kairosz (Mary Guerrero)  Identity Verified
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Sep 16, 2004

Hi! I would like to know how to count words on a PDF file. Is there a way the file can give you a word count?

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Should work Sep 16, 2004

If it's a text-extractable pdf, then click "copy file to clipboard" and paste into an rtf. The formatting will be shot to hell but the word count should work well. HTH

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El Trujaman
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Not that I'm aware of Sep 16, 2004

The only way you can do this is by selecting the text with the "Text Select Tool", copying (CTRL+C)it and then pasting it into a Word document (CTRL+V). It's a rather tiresome process, but I believe it is the only way to do it... If you are lucky, you will be able to select the full text in a single step, but depending on the document, you may need to do this page by page. This process may also require extensive editing work afterwards.

Regards

Christian


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Judy Rojas  Identity Verified
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Download software Sep 16, 2004

Hi:
There are several software packages that will count words on PDF files. Some are free, others require payment.

I use Translators Abacus, which you can download free from http://www.globalrendering.com/

But there is also Practicount

Regards,
Ricardo


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kairosz (Mary Guerrero)  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 17, 2004

Thank you very much for the tip, Ricardo. I just downloaded it. I am going to try it righr now.
Best regards,
Mary


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Tony Pratschke
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Word count in PDF file Sep 17, 2004

Hello,

I have recently started to use AnyCount 3.0 which is quick and easy to use. It is available from the same people that produce Translation Office 3000.

Tony Pratschke


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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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check previous threads Sep 17, 2004

This has come up in several previous threads, you might want to search the forums for "PDF count".

I've been using PDFcount for a few years (but is seems to be no longer available), and Word counter from http://www.abracadabrapdf.net/pages/fr/abracompteur. This is a free plug-in, for Reader or Acrobat, quick and easy.

HtH,
Roberta


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kairosz (Mary Guerrero)  Identity Verified
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Download Software Sep 17, 2004

Ricardo Martinez de la Torre wrote:

Hi:
There are several software packages that will count words on PDF files. Some are free, others require payment.

I use Translators Abacus, which you can download free from http://www.globalrendering.com/

But there is also Practicount

Regards,
Ricardo


Do you happen to know about any download that works with MAC?


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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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abracompteur also for Mac Sep 17, 2004

kairosz (Mary Guerrero) wrote:
Do you happen to know about any download that works with MAC?


Hi, Mary.
abracompteur (link in my earlier post, above) is also available for Mac and Linux, it's a free plug-in for either Reader or the full Acrobat application, version 5 and 6

(Check this thread in the Apple/Mac forum, http://www.proz.com/topic/21505, about the same issue)

HtH,
Roberta


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NewYorkDely
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Good link Aug 21, 2009

You can also use this online tool. It's free and you don't have to download anything: http://felix-cat.com/tools/wordcount/

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kairosz (Mary Guerrero)  Identity Verified
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Word count in PDF file Aug 30, 2009

Thank you very much, NewYorkDeli. It is great!

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