PDF word count
Thread poster: Nadia Said

Nadia Said
Local time: 12:16
German to Arabic
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Mar 25, 2003


could any one please tell me whether there\'s an easy way to make a word count in a PDF file.

Thank you nery much in advance for your help!


Louise Dupont  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:16
English to French
Copy and paste Mar 26, 2003

Copy to clipboard and open a new word document and paste the content of the clipboard then count with Word counter.

But be carefull, some parts of PDF are like pictures so they won\'t appear on the word document..

Good luck


Tyas Pribadi  Identity Verified
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English to Indonesian
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Get Acrobat or PDF converter Mar 26, 2003


You must have Adobe Acrobat program (NOT reader) or third party PDF conevrter program.

Open the file, save it in RTF format, then open the RTF file with Word. Count the word from word-count feature within Word. Done!



Nikolai Muraviev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:16
English to Russian
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Extract to .rtf and use Word Statistics Mar 26, 2003

You may extract text staff from PDF into .rtf fornat and then use \"standard\" MS WOrd statistics.

Good luck!


Nadia Said
Local time: 12:16
German to Arabic
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More explanation please Mar 26, 2003

Hi Louise,

Thank you very much for your help.

The pdf file I\'m dealing with was first scanned from a book, so I can\'t even select it.It\'s protected you know.

Could you pls explain this more to me:

Should I go to \"file\" then choose \"copy file to clipboard\", then what?

When I open the clipboard viewer, I find an image of an Acrobat document!

I won\'t rest till I find a way icon_smile.gif


Local time: 11:16
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German to English
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Full version Mar 26, 2003


if you use the full version of Adobe Acrobat, you can save all text in a text or rtf file.



Marocas  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
PDF word count Mar 26, 2003

I agree with Louise. That\'s the only way I have found so far.


monitor  Identity Verified
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PractiCount Mar 26, 2003

If you have to count pdf-files regularly go to practiline.com and have that product checked with Adobe 5.05. (the update of the latter [5.0 to 5.05] is for free).

Good luck.



Sabine Nay  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:16
Member (2002)
English to German
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Word count for AR 5.1 files Mar 26, 2003



Copy the javascript file into your folder c:\\program files\\Acrobat 5.0\\JavaScript

Launch Acrobat Reader 5.1 (!!! 5.0 is not supported).

Open the Tools menu of Acrobat Reader. It now contains a word count option.


Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:16
Member (2003)
English to Latvian
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Use OCR Mar 27, 2003

Import your PDF file to OCR software(in Finereader 6 - file> open image), and recognise it usual way. It can be done also with password protected pdf files, which any other way can\'t be copied, resaved, printed or whatever, only viewed on screen.


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