PDF word count in Studio 2011: how accurate?
Thread poster: Artem Vakhitov

Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Dec 9, 2013

I normally don't use PDF support in Studio, preferring semi-automated conversion using ABBYY PDF Transformer and FineReader. However, to prepare a rough quote for a large job consisting of about a hundred of PDF files—and only for the quoting step (I'll then convert files as usual)—I feel that Studio 2011 will be the best option IF its word count is sufficiently accurate. Hence the question:

In your experience, how accurate is Studio's PDF word count?


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Shai Navé  Identity Verified
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It converts the PDF to a Word document Dec 10, 2013

...as far as I know from my limited experience with this functionality, so the word count should not be any different than that of any other Word document. This is unless the conversion ended up creating a tag soup, in which case any word count might be useless, so it is advised to sample the conversion products and make sure that they are more or less intact.

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