Different wordcount Trados 2007 and Studio 2011
Thread poster: Linda Gould

Linda Gould
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Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Jun 12, 2012

I've received a project which includes eight different .ttx files.

The agency that sent the project did an analysis with Trados 2007 that gave a particular wordcount. I opened all 8 files in Studio 2011 and I have a wordcount that is nearly 10.000 words MORE than the Trados 2007 count.

Of course the agency wants to pay based on the Trados 2007 count (and suggested I re-install and use TagEditor specifically for THIS project!), but as I now work in Studio, I don't want to be translating an additional 10.000 words for free!!

Does anyone know why this difference exists and how I can get rid of it before I begin on this project (IF I begin!)?



Camilla Larsen
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German to Norwegian
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How do the files look in Editor view? Jun 13, 2012

Have you looked at the files in Studio? Do they contain a lot of tags?

I once had the same problem with a word document. I analysed it in Studio and got almost twice as many words as the word count in Word. It was a docx file, and it turned out that Studio inserted a lot of tags, sometimes splitting a word in two or three. (Converting the file to doc. gave the correct result).


Linda Gould
Local time: 19:35
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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If only it were a DOCX file.... Jun 13, 2012

Hi Camilla,

Thanks for your suggestion.
The files are actually originally INX files that have been converted to TTX, so no luck on the DOCX front.

I did a little research and did find some information at: http://tradoshelp.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/word-count-differences-between-trados-studio-and-trados-2007/

In the meantime, the agency has now suggested I translate the INX documents in Studio instead. Ends up those are even MORE word than the TTX.

Just this once, right??


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Local time: 19:35
Worth looking at the analysis? Jun 13, 2012


It may be that much of the total wordcount is made up of placeables or autolocalized things like numbers. This being the case you may not have to do too much work to handle them in Studio. What was the breakdown of the analysis?




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