Word count once again
Thread poster: boostrer

boostrer  Identity Verified
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May 23, 2010

I am planning to create my own website. Are there any [free] word count programs that can be integrated into the site so that the customer would be able to get an immediate quote?

Thank you.


Roberto Lipani  Identity Verified
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word counts May 23, 2010

I'm not sure there are such "programs" to be embedded in a website, but I think you can solve it this way. The idea is the same as for the label "contact" which the visitor of the website sees like a set of fields to fill in.
You can do the same by adding a label "Quote" (you can then link it to your average fees (per word, character or page) and add a formula (like in MS Access or Excel) so that the visitor can have an idea of the costs.
Good luck and have a nice Sunday


Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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No need May 23, 2010

The customer's own computer will give him a word count on his files. Then he can just insert that number.


Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
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Depends on the setup May 23, 2010

To large extent it depends on the website setup you have. If you are free to add scripts, change configuration etc., this would be rather trivial with any scripting technique. With fixed configurations it might be a little bit more difficult, but still possible.

Here is a simple Javascript that counts words in a text form:



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