Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2


    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    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
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Word count in Latex using Winedt
  1. Use latex (Replies: 10)