PractiCount & Invoice - What does it do?
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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Feb 6, 2003

Dear All,

What does PractiCount & Invoice do? Just counting the number of words in a file or folder? I tried to download a demo version from them, but I was not able to do it...



I am considering buying one, since I am having a hard time with keeping up with invoices (only yesterday I spent almost 4 hrs preparing some really outstanding invoices.) I want to make sure that it will work for me before I decide to buy it. For example, if its main benefit is counting (words, lines, characters etc), then it might not be that helpful for me, since Trados 5.5 that I use does this very easily.

Thank you very much for your time and input with this question.

Have a nice day everyone

Monika



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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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What it does! Feb 6, 2003

PractiCount has two main functions, it counts words, characters or lines in all sorts of different files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, etc.) and then uses this information to create an invoice based on customer information you have entered. This is all part of a single process, so all you need do is select the files, press the button, and it will tell you how much to invoice. It will even prepare the invoice for you if you want.



I have found it incredibly useful, primarily because of the batch counting functions. But if you\'re invoices are normally based on Trados counts, it may not be as useful.



If you\'ve not had any luck downloading the demo, contact them through the website. I\'ve always found their support responsive.



BTW, I am in no way associated with Practiline software



Regards



Mary



PS Forgot to mention. The later versions do have a match counting function, but I\'ve not used this. I think you enter your rates for fuzzy matches, repetitions, etc. and the numbers of different words, and it will do the rest.

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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Thank you Mary Feb 6, 2003

I contacted them and they said that their demo version will be available soon.

Monika


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Agree with Mary Feb 6, 2003

I find batch counting most useful. It also gives you the opportunity to save/print a list of all the files in cases where one job consists of dozens of files.



Trudy


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Does a lot more than simply counting words Feb 23, 2003

in all types of files.

As stated on their site:

Now comes with word count in PDF, import/export of the client database, match calculator for invoicing jobs based on fuzzy matches, and more than 20 other improvements and new features!



I used it for several months now and very recently upgraded to the business edition.

In short,I can highly recommend it.






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labbey
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Is it configurable? Mar 1, 2003

Hi All,

I leave in Italy and as you probabily know we are quite \"burocratical\" I would like to know if it is possible to customise PractiCount & Invoice accordingly to Italian laws. (as freelance the customer pays 20% of the invoice total in tax in your behalf and this has to be shown in the invoice).

Thanks

Luca









On 2003-02-23 12:46, jazyk wrote:



in all types of files.

As stated on their site:

Now comes with word count in PDF, import/export of the client database, match calculator for invoicing jobs based on fuzzy matches, and more than 20 other improvements and new features!



I used it for several months now and very recently upgraded to the business edition.

In short,I can highly recommend it.











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