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how can I do a word count of a PDF?

Oct 18, 2009 9:06 PM

how can I do a word count of a PDF?

 
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    Oct 19, 2009 1:53 AM   in reply to mashedspud

    You can do it with Acrobat JavaScript.

     
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    Mar 22, 2011 10:06 AM   in reply to Bernd Alheit

    Does anyone know how accurate that word count javascript is? I get a different number when I run the javascript than I do when I copy text directly from the PDF and place it in Word, for example.

     

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    Aug 11, 2011 5:28 PM   in reply to ericis

    The script counts the number of spaces between the words rather than the actual words so it is not 100% accurate. If, for example, you have a word and press enter rather than space it doesn't get counted, so this type of word count should be used as an approximate word count rather than a definite.

     
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