How to count words in text box
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Tae Kim  Identity Verified
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Jun 27, 2009

I recently translated a document in which I used a lot of text boxes for translation in MS Word. I know words in text boxes are not counted when MS Word automatically counts words. So how do I count the words in text boxes? Should I just manually count them? But that'd take such a long time as in my case which I translated so many of them in text boxes. Is there any way to count them automatically? Thank you very much.

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cmackmckay
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Word 2007? Jun 27, 2009

Hello, Tae Kim.

Are you using Word 2007? If so, the PC version definitely counts words in text boxes. I am not certain aboutWord 2003, or earlier PC/Mac versions.

Thanks,

Mack


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Tae Kim  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Jun 27, 2009

I see, yes I am using Word 2003. I didn't know you can count text box words too with Word 2007. I think I'll buy Word 2007, thank you so much for giving me this information! Thank you again.

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Alina - Maria Chiteala  Identity Verified
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finecount Jun 27, 2009

hi,
I use finecount, is free and it counts word documents (including text box and footers/headers), excel, powerpoint and some pdfs.


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Volodymyr Kukharenko
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Try AnyCount Jun 27, 2009

AnyCount (www.anycount.com) can count those textboxes.

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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Important Jun 27, 2009

When using Word 2007 remember that it does not include text boxes by default. You need to click of the word count and make sure that the option "add text boxes and footnotes" is checked.

Cheers
Stanislaw


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Tae Kim  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Jun 27, 2009

Thank you for the information as well, thank you so much, have a wonderful weekend!

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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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What you need for solving your problem inmediately is a free tool! Jun 27, 2009

Complete Word Count is a template which complements the capabilities of Word 2003. It can be downloaded from:

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/CompleteWordCount/

Saludos


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