Word count in Indesign

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Apr 20, 2017 Apr 20, 2017

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Hi all,

How to get the word count in Adobe Indesing? At present i paste content in word to do this.

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Adobe Employee , Apr 20, 2017 Apr 20, 2017

Hi,

Open the info panel (F8) from the windows menu. Select the desired content (entire frame, or only some of the text) to get the required parameter count.

-Aman

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Apr 20, 2017 Apr 20, 2017

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Hi,

Open the info panel (F8) from the windows menu. Select the desired content (entire frame, or only some of the text) to get the required parameter count.

-Aman

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Thank you a lot

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Nov 30, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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How do you get the word count for the entire document? My book has 60 pages

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 30, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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Try the script called Count Text.jsx available here:

GitHub - jpobojewski/InDesign-Toolbox: A toolbox of short scripts

Instructions are included a the bottom of the page.

Mike Witherell

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 30, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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If it doesn’t need to be exact, just do a document wide find change. Use a space for both. ID will replace all the spaces with spaces and tell you how many.

H/T to Sandee Cohen for that one.

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Jun 02, 2018 Jun 02, 2018

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this worked for me

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Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Control + A selects the entire document. Then check Info (F8) to see word count.

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Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Here's a workaround that's more accurate than doing a search & replace for the space character. Export an InDesign document as a PDF. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat. Export as a Word document. Open in Word and select Word Count from the Tools menu. The number of words appears in a dialogue box.

I tested both methods. I had a document with 3942 words but the search & replace method only showed 3009 spaces.

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Thanks

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Feb 04, 2019 Feb 04, 2019

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That would be because the number of spaces in a sentences is 1 less than the number of words... (e.g. up to ... was 19 words, 18 spaces).

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Feb 04, 2019 Feb 04, 2019

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could also do a search and replace for periods and add that number to number of spaces for a more accurate count.

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