Word Count in PDF file
Thread poster: María Elena Guerrero

María Elena Guerrero
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Sep 16, 2004

Hi! I would like to know how to count words on a PDF file. Is there a way the file can give you a word count?

 

Textklick  Identity Verified
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Should work Sep 16, 2004

If it's a text-extractable pdf, then click "copy file to clipboard" and paste into an rtf. The formatting will be shot to hell but the word count should work well. HTH

 

El Trujaman
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Not that I'm aware of Sep 16, 2004

The only way you can do this is by selecting the text with the "Text Select Tool", copying (CTRL+C)it and then pasting it into a Word document (CTRL+V). It's a rather tiresome process, but I believe it is the only way to do it... If you are lucky, you will be able to select the full text in a single step, but depending on the document, you may need to do this page by page. This process may also require extensive editing work afterwards.

Regards

Christian


 

Judy Rojas  Identity Verified
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Download software Sep 16, 2004

Hi:
There are several software packages that will count words on PDF files. Some are free, others require payment.

I use Translators Abacus, which you can download free from http://www.globalrendering.com/

But there is also Practicount

Regards,
Ricardo


 

María Elena Guerrero
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Thanks Sep 17, 2004

Thank you very much for the tip, Ricardo. I just downloaded it. I am going to try it righr now.
Best regards,
Mary


 

Tony Pratschke
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Word count in PDF file Sep 17, 2004

Hello,

I have recently started to use AnyCount 3.0 which is quick and easy to use. It is available from the same people that produce Translation Office 3000.

Tony Pratschke


 

Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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check previous threads Sep 17, 2004

This has come up in several previous threads, you might want to search the forums for "PDF count".

I've been using PDFcount for a few years (but is seems to be no longer available), and Word counter from http://www.abracadabrapdf.net/pages/fr/abracompteur. This is a free plug-in, for Reader or Acrobat, quick and easy.

HtH,
Roberta


 

María Elena Guerrero
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Download Software Sep 17, 2004

Ricardo Martinez de la Torre wrote:

Hi:
There are several software packages that will count words on PDF files. Some are free, others require payment.

I use Translators Abacus, which you can download free from http://www.globalrendering.com/

But there is also Practicount

Regards,
Ricardo


Do you happen to know about any download that works with MAC?


 

Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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abracompteur also for Mac Sep 17, 2004

kairosz (Mary Guerrero) wrote:
Do you happen to know about any download that works with MAC?


Hi, Mary.
abracompteur (link in my earlier post, above) is also available for Mac and Linux, it's a free plug-in for either Reader or the full Acrobat application, version 5 and 6

(Check this thread in the Apple/Mac forum, http://www.proz.com/topic/21505, about the same issue)

HtH,
Roberta


 

NewYorkDely
United States
Local time: 23:16
Good link Aug 21, 2009

You can also use this online tool. It's free and you don't have to download anything: http://felix-cat.com/tools/wordcount/

 

María Elena Guerrero
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Word count in PDF file Aug 30, 2009

Thank you very much, NewYorkDeli. It is great!

 


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