How to get the wordcount of a source file?
Thread poster: Sarah Hassan

Sarah Hassan  Identity Verified
United Arab Emirates
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Arabic to English
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Jul 11, 2010

Hi All,

I just got SDL Trados 2009 and I'll be getting the training by the end of the month, however I need to use it now to get the exact wordcount for a powerpoint file, but when I open the file on Trados, the analysis page gives all the data either NA or 0. Can anyone give me any tips how to get it as I need to send a quotation to my client shortly.



Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Polish to German
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Did you perform any analyzis? Jul 11, 2010

Without performin an analyzis (batch tasks - analyze) there will be no results there.
Please also note, that if you are opening a single document via "Open document" function, you need to save it as bilingual file (CTRL+S) prior to performing ANY batch tasks on it.


Sandra& Kenneth  Identity Verified
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French to English
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Open the file in PowerPoint Jul 11, 2010

1. Save your file.
2. Start PowerPoint, Open, click on your saved file from PowerPoint.
3. File menu --> Properties --> Statistics.

The exact menu items depend on your version of Office.



Sarah Hassan  Identity Verified
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 19:52
Arabic to English
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Thanks Jul 12, 2010

@Jerzy, thank you so much, you were right I just opened the file from open document this is why the batch tasks was not active, after i saved it, it worked, thank you so much.

@Sangro, thanks a lot for your reply, i got the wordcount now.


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