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How to Count the Number of Words in your PDF file.

In this series of posts, we will tell you how to count words in PDF file. Here are all the ways on how to count words, characters, lines, paragraphs, and words in PDF files that we managed to find. We will start with one of the simplest and most common ways of word-count that most translators use. You’ve probably guessed what we are going to say, but if not, the following information will be useful for you.

To count words in PDF files, open the PDF file in your PDF Reader (there are many free tools on the Internet, you can download any of them).

Word count in PDF. Copy text

Copy the text segment where you want to count words or copy all the text in the document. Double-click a word to select it. Click three times to choose a line or sentence (depends on software and your operating system). Click four times to select all the text. You can also click Control + A for Windows, or Command + A for MacOs to select all the text. 

Word count in PDF text segment

Paste text in Microsoft Word file. We also have a series of posts on how to count words in Microsoft Word. Learn more in posts:

AnyCount word-count software tool

If you do not want to complicate your word counting, we recommend that you use the AnyCount word-count tool. AnyCount will help you to optimize your translation workflow and spend less time on tedious routine tasks. With AnyCount, you can get word-count results in a few clicks. Just add the file, pick word-count units, and click the count button. Try AnyCount free here.

PDF word count in AnyCount

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