WordCount in MS Excel

English translation: Warning For excell files

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German term or phrase:WordCount in MS Excel
English translation:Warning For excell files
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15:52 Aug 16, 2001
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German term or phrase: WordCount in MS Excel
This is not really a terminology question: does anyone know a reliable method to do a word/ character count in Excel, or rather for an Excel file?
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
Warning For excell files
Explanation:
First transform to word/or to a internet explorer page that is just a page like this you are reading, then
save , use select all to select all information, you will get all tables "as is " and then copy this selected part to a word file .
Important note :
Recently I received an excell file from a client, they claimed it was 5000 word ,when I transformed it to word as I described to you, reselut was more than 11.000 words !!!
Second warning
1. That was internet some names of Industrial field/dccupations.
In my opinion if that was the case , most difficult thing to translate since it is in fact a dictionary not normal text.
and ever it seems easy at first glance
one needs at least to open thousands of times dictionary, that is when you translate texts, there may be only a few
unknown/or suspicious wars, as you translate you will see how a long time it requirs...
( I demanded different price, and pricing according to otuput not source that is including both my translation + their soruces !!)
Attention to number count !!
Attention to type of job !!





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naWarning For excell files
1964
nasave as text
Mary Worby
naMS Word
Sven Petersson
naWord
Elinor Thomas
naDeja Vu
Marcus Malabad


  

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1 min
Deja Vu


Explanation:
If you have Deja Vu, you can import the Excel file into it and DV will do the count for you.

Marcus Malabad
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6 mins
Word


Explanation:
The only way I found was to copy and paste the text into a Word document and then count the words.

HTH :-)

Elinor Thomas
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8 mins
MS Word


Explanation:
Copy the content of the file from Excel, paste it into Word and count the words as you normally do.

Sven Petersson
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7 hrs
save as text


Explanation:
You can also save the file as 'text (tab delimited)' and open this file in Word. You need to make sure you do this for each separate sheet, as you do if you copy and paste into Word.

HTH

Mary

Mary Worby
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8 hrs
Warning For excell files


Explanation:
First transform to word/or to a internet explorer page that is just a page like this you are reading, then
save , use select all to select all information, you will get all tables "as is " and then copy this selected part to a word file .
Important note :
Recently I received an excell file from a client, they claimed it was 5000 word ,when I transformed it to word as I described to you, reselut was more than 11.000 words !!!
Second warning
1. That was internet some names of Industrial field/dccupations.
In my opinion if that was the case , most difficult thing to translate since it is in fact a dictionary not normal text.
and ever it seems easy at first glance
one needs at least to open thousands of times dictionary, that is when you translate texts, there may be only a few
unknown/or suspicious wars, as you translate you will see how a long time it requirs...
( I demanded different price, and pricing according to otuput not source that is including both my translation + their soruces !!)
Attention to number count !!
Attention to type of job !!







1964
Turkey
Local time: 09:54
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 101
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