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How do I get a word count for a PDF doc or for a selected passage?

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May 01, 2015 May 01, 2015

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How do I get a word count for a PDF doc or for a selected passage?

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LEGEND , May 01, 2015 May 01, 2015
Select text, copy into Word, use Word's Properties.

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Select text, copy into Word, use Word's Properties.

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That's the only way? Not so convenient with a long doc. Oh well. Thanks.

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May 01, 2015 May 01, 2015

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It can be done within Acrobat, but it requires a script. And it's more complicate with a passage. Basically that can't be done directly. You'll need to first do something like highlight the text using the Highlight commenting tool before a script could count the number of words in it.

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You could export to Word if it's many pages.

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Thank you all--this is very helpful.

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There is automated tool, which handles pdf word count. It can even count PDFs with scanned images using built-in OCR engine.

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