Word count Tag editor different from word count in Word -> WHY?
Thread poster: Constance Mannshardt

Constance Mannshardt  Identity Verified
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Dec 10, 2007

There's what I got: I translated a ttx-file in Tag-Editor. The log file from my client says there were 899 words to be translated. After doing the job I wondered if the word count was right, since I had the feeling of translating a lot more than just 900 words. So I did a new analize with the original ttx-file and TM and got the same result (899 word). Still bothered I decided to copy the TagEditor file (copy & paste) and paste it in word. I counted the words in the pasted document in Word (= the words to be translated - tags) and got the following result: 2959 words!
That doesn't make sense to me! Any hints?


 

avsie (X)  Identity Verified
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Tags Dec 10, 2007

Because Word counts the words contained in the tags, whereas TagEditor counts only the words to be translated (excluding tags).

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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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How did you purge all the tags? Dec 10, 2007

Marie-Claude Falardeau wrote:

Because Word counts the words contained in the tags, whereas TagEditor counts only the words to be translated (excluding tags).

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Constance,

Depends how you cleared all the tags before pasting them into Word, really. No way for us to know unless we sat next to you. There are internal as well as external tags, some might still be there?!

But why don't you just do like this:
clean the TTX, and open the resulting .DOC in Word (assuming it's a Word document). Use the native Statistics in Word to check.

/Jan


 

Brandis (X)
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why the ms-word count in the first place Dec 10, 2007

Hi! when you are processing the document using a tag editor you should be taking tag editor word count. Brandis

 

Vito Smolej
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"why the ms-word count in the first place" Dec 10, 2007

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MSword count different - so what... There's thermometers, showing 32 degrees and my ar*e is freezing. They're just not the right type.


 

Constance Mannshardt  Identity Verified
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Thank you all! Dec 11, 2007

Mary Claudes answer got everything I neededicon_smile.gif

And Vito, I just wanted to control the analize which my client sent me, since we had had some differences in counting words earlier.

Thank zou all for your help!icon_smile.gif


 


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