Word counting tool
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Judy Rojas  Identity Verified
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May 19, 2004

Hi everyone:

Here is a neat tool for counting a number of file formats, from HTML to PDF. The best part is that is free. I have checked it out, and it works quite well.

http://www.globalrendering.com/download.html

BTW, I'm in no way related, nor do I have a financial interest in the SW.

Regards,
Ricardo


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More similar tools... May 19, 2004

You can find a list of more word counting tools as well as software of interest to translators here

http://www.translatum.gr/dics/translation-memory.htm


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Rosa Diez Tagarro  Identity Verified
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thanks for sharing the info May 20, 2004

I've tried the tool Ricardo mentions and it's simple to use and fast. And free (yes, that's the best part!)

And I'm browsing through the resources on the page Spiros mentions and it is also an interesting place to take a look.

Thanks!

Rosa


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Previously discussed in Proz fora May 20, 2004

Ricardo Martinez de la Torre wrote:
Here is a neat tool for counting a number of file formats, from HTML to PDF. The best part is that is free. I have checked it out, and it works quite well.
http://www.globalrendering.com/download.html[/quote]

This tool has been discussed in the fora before. It is buggy. Can you tell us with which file formats you tested it?

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sphinx7
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thanks May 20, 2004

thanks so much!

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Judy Rojas  Identity Verified
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Here are the results May 20, 2004

Samuel Murray-Smit wrote:

This tool has been discussed in the fora before. It is buggy. Can you tell us with which file formats you tested it?


I tested it on several files. I'm not saying that this is the "ultimate" word-counting tool,just that it is a neat tool for people that need to get a quick image of what a job entails, as far as number of words.

To date, I have not found two programs that will give the same word count for a document. You can even get conflicting results between different versions of Word.

Here are the results:
File 1 (.doc format)

Word (Properties) 1462 words
Abacus 1462 words
Trados analyze 1510 words
Note: The document contained several text boxes which neither Word nor Abacus included in their total.

File 2 (.html format)

Trados analyze 3198 words
Abacus 3115 words

File 3 (.pdf format)

Abacus 596 words
Word .rtf (Properties) 558 words
Trados 558 words

Cheers,
Ricardo


[Edited at 2004-05-20 14:17]

[Edited at 2004-05-20 14:18]


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Bennorca
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Word Count in PDF files May 31, 2004

Th following site offers a word count programm for PDF:

http://www.pdfcount.com/

Rgds!

Ben


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