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Why should you use the word count tool?

One of the most common questions is, “Why would I use the word count tool for MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents?” The answer lies on the surface. It’s all about accuracy and convenience. Microsoft Office software tools often made you tap dance to get word count statistics. Let’s take a look at some facts.

Microsoft Word often skips words when counting. Text in complex parts of a document, in forms or graphics, may be overlooked.

In Excel, you need to use formulas to get at least a partial count. There is no easy way to count all the words in a file. You can copy the entire text into MS Word to see the statistics there, but is it convenient for you?

In PowerPoint, you can find only word count (the program does not count characters or lines), which is also wildly inaccurate.

When you work as a translator, proofreader, editor, project manager, reporter, copywriter, or you need to count words in documents often, it’s not about your story. You cannot spend so much time copying text from one file to another, special formulas, or converters. And this brings us to the main reasons to use the word count tool:

If you face the challenges listed above, you need a professional word count tool to save you from wasting time on a useless routine.

AnyCount word-count software tool

Why should you use the AnyCount word count tool.

  1. You don’t need to do any complicated manipulations to get the word count. Just drag the files into the program window and click on the Count button.
  2. You don’t need to convert one file format to another, as AnyCount supports 70 file formats. In other words, the word count tool can count words, characters, and lines in any file format you need.
  3. Your word count results will be as accurate as possible. Just look at our experiment. We сounted the words in the same presentation with AnyCount and PowerPoint. In the screenshot below, you can see the outcomes. PowerPoint missed quite a lot of words, and its word count statistics were less precise.
AnyCount results vs Powerpoint word count results

4. View word count statistics conveniently for you: a summary table for different file formats or detailed information for each specific file format.

AnyCount word count outcomes

5. You can choose your count units from predefined or create your own to suit your needs.

Word count units

We can endlessly talk about the advantages of the AnyCount word count tool, but it’s always better to download the software and give it a try. If you want to learn more about AnyCount formats and features, you can find all the info here.

Try Anycount now! Click on the button below and download the word count tool absolutely free.

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