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Thread poster: Luciana Cortelazzi

Luciana Cortelazzi
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Oct 12, 2004

Hi everybody, I am looking for a software which allows to count words/characters in files other than .doc (mainly powerpoint, excel, quark express, in-design and pdf). I know that there are such tools on the market. Do you know any? Which one would you recommend?
Thanks a lot!

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Marocas  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:12
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English to Spanish
Anycount 3.0 Oct 12, 2004

Hi Luckylu!

I'm using Anycount 3.0. It's not expensive and it's easy to to use. It counts .RTF,.DOC,.XLS,.PPT,.PDF,.XLS,.CSV,.HTM,.HTML,
.TXT,.ZIP. You can find more information at http://www.anycount.com

Hope this helps!


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Total Assistant and PractiCount & Invoice Oct 12, 2004

are two other tools. I prefer PractiCount & Invoice 2.4 (Business), it counts words in text boxes and pictures.


There is also a free tool (a macro) for word count in MS Word
This macro counts words in shapes (not embedded ones) and text boxes.

Practicount is the only tool that counts words embedded in shapes.


Selcuk Akyuz

[Edited at 2004-10-12 14:23]

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Luciana Cortelazzi
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Thank you! Oct 13, 2004

Thank you! I've downloaded demos of the tools, so that I can evaluate them. Thank you both for your precious help.

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