Re: Counting Words

Subject: Re: Counting Words
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:50:47 -0500

On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:48:09 -0500, Weissman, Jessica <WeissmanJ -at- abacustech -dot- com> wrote:

The word count in Word uses a counterintuitive definition of "word". Surprise!

You can write a macro that displays activedocument.words.count, which is yet another definition, but one much closer to what you might think of as a word.

And if running Linux, cygwin, or anything else more or less like Unix you can use
wc file.txt

It won't work on an MS Word file unless it's exported to straight text.

Alone, wc gives a count of lines, words and bytes. Words are separated by white space.

As wc -w it gives just words.
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References:
Counting Words: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Counting Words: From: Weissman, Jessica

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