How to count the words fron .txt file?
Thread poster: Karine J.

Karine J.
Local time: 19:09
French to German
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Jan 20, 2006

Maybe a very stupid question but customer wants send me a .txt file and I would like to (re)count words.


Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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English to Latvian
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Just open it in Word Jan 20, 2006

by dragging the file icon onto the Word window.



Karine J.
Local time: 19:09
French to German
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Thank you. Jan 20, 2006

I´ll try it. Thanks


Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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German to Dutch
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File type: all files Jan 20, 2006

I like and use to open them with Ctrl + O in Word. In that case you have to select "all files" (or "text files") in the File type box at the bottom of the Open file window.

Not sure about the proper names of the selection criteria. I use a Dutch Word version.


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