Word counts?

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Sep 10, 2012 Sep 10, 2012

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Does/can Adobe Reader have a feature that provides automatic word counts for documents? Translators need such numbers (actually, several metrics can be used, not just raw word count) as the primary basis for their fees.

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LEGEND , Sep 10, 2012 Sep 10, 2012

Adobe Reader does not provide a word count feature, but you could use the online counter http://felix-cat.com/tools/wordcount/

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Sep 10, 2012 Sep 10, 2012

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I've never heard of translators being able to do their work successfully with PDFs alone, still less with Adobe Reader.

They are probably working in Word or FrameMaker, and these do have word counts.

If someone other than the translator needs a word count and has only the final PDF, perhaps the best option is to copy and paste to Word for counting metrics.

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Sep 10, 2012 Sep 10, 2012

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Adobe Reader does not provide a word count feature, but you could use the online counter http://felix-cat.com/tools/wordcount/

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I just had this issue in a PDF...

I actually hit "select all" (control A), "copy" (control C), then opened a Word doc.

In Word doc, I hit "paste" (control v)

In Word doc, under "review" hit "word count"

hope this helps

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May 20, 2017 May 20, 2017

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Good answer presuming you have Word.

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May 20, 2017 May 20, 2017

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Never heard of a translator who didn't have Word.

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Nov 06, 2017 Nov 06, 2017

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You can use AnyCount PDF Word Count tool It can count words in Adobe PDF even without Acrobat Reader installed! Plus it counts words and characters in 37 more formats.

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Does/can Adobe Reader have a feature that provides automatic word counts for documents? Translators need such numbers (actually, several metrics can be used, not just raw word count) as the primary basis for their fees.


By @Nachal_nik


WHY WOULD ADOBE NOT ICLUDE SOMETHING SO BASIC?   They've been failing a lot lately with me.  There's no Premier Rush for android.  You can't make AR filters for facebook and instagram with their Aero.  You can't make multiple copies of your work in Spark open at the same time, etc etc etc etc .   What's going on adobe?

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