counting characters in excel
Thread poster: Ivan Kovacs
Ivan Kovacs  Identity Verified
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Jan 10, 2007

hello there
i have been translating excel sheets aplenty and now that its coming to billing time i am not sure how to make work count in excel. Saving it as a word (text based) file works but i can only do it to the page that is open and each sheet consists on average of ten pages (paths) and i have to do a count on dozens. So if someone has a good idea on how to count the contents in a more efficient manner - please let me know.
p.s. i work with an xp package
dr ivan

[Edited at 2007-01-10 17:59]

[Edited at 2007-01-10 17:59]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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With a little help of search friends Jan 10, 2007

I found this topic: http://www.proz.com/topic/50794 and also some other posts.
You may also consider usung a counting software, such as PractiCount or AnyCount, or you do an analysis using Trados or any other CAT tool, supporting Excel files.

Best regards
Jerzy


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lexical  Identity Verified
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FineCount Jan 10, 2007

You could try FineCount (just Google for it) - there's a perfectly good free version as well as a professional one. It counts in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Acrobat, and you can do a wordcount of multiple documents at once. I use it constantly.

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