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Word count in Latex using Winedt

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1
    hey does anyone know how to do a word count in PDF or Winedt?
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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2


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    Hi NoobixCube,

    I know this is not what you asked, but have you tried texcount? I have not used it too much, so I have not used all the various options, but in default mode it gives the following information directly from your tex file:

    words in text
    words in headers
    words in float captions
    number of headers
    number of floats
    number of math inlines
    number of math displayed

    I cannot vouch for its accuracy, as I have never bothered to check the results.

    You'll need to be able to run a perl script. I'm using windows, so I downloaded the first free perl interpreter I found, which happened to be activeperl.

    Like I said, I know it's not exactly what you asked about, but you might find it useful.
  4. Dec 9, 2008 #3
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