Text-box counting. Is it possible?
Thread poster: xxxElenor
xxxElenor
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Apr 4, 2006

Could anybody help me?
I am working with Word documents mostly ( I am sure you do the same). I realised that the word count ignores the text in the text-boxes. What shall I do? Almost the half of the document I am working now with contains text-boxes..
Does anybody know how to deal with this? Any special softwares?


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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Yes Apr 4, 2006

Practicount
Anycount
Finecount

Easy to find in net, and all with trials

Regards


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Shauna Kelly's Complete Word Count Apr 4, 2006

I use Complete Word Count, a free Word add-in you can download at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/CompleteWordCount/index.html

Regards,
Gerard

[Edited at 2006-04-04 17:14]


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Complete Word Count Apr 4, 2006

Gerard de Noord wrote:

I use Complete Word Count, a free Word add-in you can download at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/CompleteWordCount/index.html

Regards,
Gerard

[Edited at 2006-04-04 17:14]


Definitely, Complete Word Count is a great free tool. However, it doesn't count number of characters.


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Antje Harder  Identity Verified
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Macro for counting words (and characters) in text boxes Apr 4, 2006

Hej Elenor,

I realised that the word count ignores the text in the text-boxes. What shall I do? Almost the half of the document I am working now with contains text-boxes..
Does anybody know how to deal with this?


You can use a macro ("Wordcount") in order to count words in text boxes in Word - I learned about it here at ProZ.com:
http://www.proz.com/post/91809

Regards from Lund
Antje


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Peter Bouillon  Identity Verified
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Yes. Apr 5, 2006

Elenor wrote:
Text-box counting. Is it possible?


Certainly. You can count anything, even text boxes. Simply start with “one” and continue down the line.

Ducking, running and hiding,
P.


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Text Boxer Apr 5, 2006

Selcuk Akyuz wrote:

Gerard de Noord wrote:

I use Complete Word Count, a free Word add-in you can download at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/CompleteWordCount/index.html

Regards,
Gerard

[Edited at 2006-04-04 17:14]


Definitely, Complete Word Count is a great free tool. However, it doesn't count number of characters.


Hi Selcuk,

I asked Shauna Kelly to include this but never received a reply.

Use Text Boxer (http://www.volny.cz/ddaduc/textboxes.html) if you have to count characters. This macro by David Daduč extracts all text from text boxes (and fills the text boxes after translation).

Compare Shauna's word count with David's Word word count, just to be sure.

Regards,
Gerard


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