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More tips on word counting

Counting words with Open Office

1.In the "Tools" menu, select the "Count words" function
2.The number of words or letters is displayed in a window.

Count words with Google Docs

1.In the "Tools" menu, select the "Count words" function
2.The number of words or characters is displayed in a new window.

Count words with WordPad

Unfortunately, even the current version of WordPad in Windows 7 does not offer the possibility of counting words or letters in a text. This only leaves the option of copying the text into another word processing software or an online tool such as woerter-zaehlen.net.

Count words in PDF document / Adobe Reader

Although Adobe Reader offers many tools, it lacks a way to count words or characters in a PDF document. Accordingly, there is no other option than to extract the text (select the entire text with Ctrl + A and copy it to the clipboard with Ctrl + C) and then copy it into Word or the word counter on this page.
Some providers offer special plugins for counting words in Adobe Reader, but buying them should only be worthwhile if they are used very frequently.