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Looking for Word Count, Character Count, or Line Count? "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
Albert Einstein
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Define What To Count Settings in AnyCount determine which objects should or should not be included in count results. These may include numbers, footers, headers, text in shapes, and so on. After files and folders have been selected and added, click Settings button to adjust common and format specific count settings

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Select Count Units Before starting counting process, ensure that you select right count units. These can be characters with spaces, characters without spaces, words, lines, pages or your own count units. Currently selected count unit is displayed in the bottom right corner of the AnyCount window. You can change count unit with the help of drop-down list.

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Obtain Precise Results After you click the Count! button AnyCount Text Count Engineruns and produces word counts, line counts, page or character counts for the documents you have selected. After the text count is completed, results are displayed in the table

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Word Count Test

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Download this test DOC file along with the XLS file linked with it, and count the DOC file with MS Word first, than with AnyCount. Results will most likely differ. Why?

Check DOC, DOCX, RTF, WPD settings of AnyCount and see which of the elements have not been included in regular Word counts.

 

Below you can find a comparison of text count accuracy in Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and AnyCount 8®. The comparison has been made to determine which file and text elements are and are not included in text count results produced by AnyCount 8® and Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 applications after each of them has been used for counting the same file. Text counts in Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 were obtained the following way:

  • Microsoft® Word 97, 2000 and 2003: On the Tools menu click Word Count item for all file formats which can be opened with Microsoft® Word 2003. These file formats are: DOC, RTF, WPD, and TXT.

  • Microsoft® Word 2007 and Microsoft® Word 2010: In the Proofing group click Review tab, then click Word Count, for all file formats which can be opened with Microsoft® Word 2007. These file formats are: DOC, DOCX, RTF, WPD, and TXT. The table below displays results of text counts by AnyCount 8® and Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010.

No – indicates that the element is not included in text count results.

 

Object AnyCount counts MS Word 97 counts MS Word 2000 counts MS Word 2003 counts MS Word 2007 counts MS Word 2010 counts
Text 446 430 430 430 430 430
Text boxes 268 No No No 268 268
Shapes 25 No No No No No
WordArt 5 No No No No 5
Running headers 28 No No No No No
Running footers 24 No No No No No
FootNotes 34 No No 34 34 34
End Notes 19 No No 19 19 19
Embedded documents (i.e. XLS table embedded in DOC file) 126 No No No No No
Linked documents (i.e. XLS table linked with DOC file) 31 No No No No No
Comments 9 No No No No No
Hidden text 16 No No No No No
Total 1010 430 430 483 751 764

 

According to the obtained results, the difference between text count results is:

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2010: 246 words

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2007: 259 words

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2003: 527 words

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2000: 580 words

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 97: 580 words

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