Can anyone recommend a counting tool? Please share observations
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Parrot  Identity Verified
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May 13, 2009

I ran a 768-word file converted into Word through Practicount, and it gave me a figure of 868.

After tinkering with the boxes that Word generally does not count, I ran it through Practicount again and the text had come up to 1646. (I was really wondering if the difference was that small, there was a considerable amount of boxed text).

This was a pair in which target language usually yields 10% LESS than source.

So OK, I'm charging that to experience (I work faster than I can manually count and am not willing to lose time on it). But is there really a failsafe tool for this sort of situation?

Note 1: Converted files containing text boxes may have overlapping and/or badly converted boxes. I'm supposing this could lead counting tools like Practicount to error.

Note 2: What surprises me is the fact that after I had altered the boxes, Practicount practically did an about-face and began to count them.


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Did you try May 13, 2009

FineCount? It is freeware for basic functions.

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Nigel Greenwood  Identity Verified
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I use May 13, 2009

ANYCOUNT, http://www.anycount.com/. It works OK for me and my clients accept it as bona fide.

Nigel:)


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I must've picked an "acid test" file May 13, 2009

Nigel, Anycount gave me 740.

Any way of evaluating Finecount without giving those passwords, esperantisto?


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Which passwords? May 13, 2009

You can test after just installing the program. If you wish to continue using FineCount, you have to register it.

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Chris Lancaster  Identity Verified
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No idea if this will be any better but it's what I use. Good luck.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/es/downloads/Ayudante_Total_26576_p/


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