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How to Count the Number of Words in your PDF files. The second method!

We continue our series of posts on how you can count words in PDF files. Last time we found out how you сan copy text from your file and add it to Microsoft Word to see word-count statistics. If you want to learn more, you can find the post here. Today we proceed to the next method — word count in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

One of the most common PDF readers is Adobe Acrobat. The software has a free and paid version with more advanced functionality for working with PDF files. The free version of the program allows you to re-save your file in TXT format, and then open it in Microsoft Word. Here are simple steps to do this.

To count words in PDF files, open your PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Go to File> Save As Other > Text.

Save as text Adobe Reader

Paste text in Microsoft Word file. If you need more detailed information on using Microsoft Word word-count tool for word counting, read our posts:

AnyCount word-count software tool

If you bought an advanced version of Adobe Acrobat and wonder how you can count the words in it, read our post on the subject: How to Count the Number of Words in your PDF file. Method #3.

If you do not want to do the extra work, you should use the word-count tool, which supports all common file formats, including PDF. With AnyCount, you can get word and character count statistics with just a few mouse clicks. Drag the file onto the opened AnyCount window, set word-count units, and click the count button. Try AnyCount free here.

PDF-word-count

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