Tag: word count


Why word count is so different between tools?

You should definitely read this interesting article from multifarious about the differences in word counting using Word, Studio and old Trados.WordCount_word_picture_5_26_2012

Conclusion: Word offers a simple word count, whereas a translation tool is designed to try and reflect translator’s effort.

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PowerPoint counts full stops as words!

When it comes to counting words, in a PowerPoint presentation, several conversions have to be done. (See older post here.) Today, however, I discovered an SDL Help file which explains why counting the number of words in a .ppt/.pptx, gives you significantly different results depending on the word count tool you use.

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How to count words in various file formats

If you’re having trouble counting the total words in a document, Count Anything might help you accomplish this task. It’s a free tool and you can download it here: http://ginstrom.com/CountAnything. It supports the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .xls, .xlsx, .csv, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .odp, .ods, .html, .xml, .txt and .pdf.

Compatible with all Windows platforms.