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Acrobat Pro DC Cannot Count its Own Words.

New Here ,
Oct 05, 2023 Oct 05, 2023

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I was shocked to learn that the most elementary function of a word producing system, word counting, must be done by saving your Adobe document as a PDF and converting it to a Microsoft word application. Considering all the "tools" Pro DC proudly displays, how could counting words not be included? 

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Oct 05, 2023 Oct 05, 2023

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Oct 05, 2023 Oct 05, 2023

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Acrobat is not a “word producing system”. I have never missed word counting, and I have been using Acrobat for more than 20 years now.

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Oct 13, 2023 Oct 13, 2023

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Dear All Seeing - All Knowing Abambo,

Thanks to Microsoft I've been able to count the words of my manuscript produced in Acrobat Pro DC. I type the letters and Pro DC produces the words on my iMac screen. Converting the file to Microsoft provides me with both the word count for the page I'm on, plus the grand total. 
My lengthy manuscript is for a novel and the word count must be included when one submits their work to a publisher. By rule, word count for a novel should not exceed 110,000 words. There are exceptions.
The fact that you have no need to count words is your business and totally irrelevant.
 

 

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Oct 05, 2023 Oct 05, 2023

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You can use this free tool I've developed to show you the word count with a single click:

https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-word-count-free

 

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