[OS X TeX] Word Count possibilities
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Mon Apr 19 21:38:55 EDT 2004
On Monday, April 19, 2004, at 08:28 PM, Dr.John R.Vokey wrote:
> Unfortunately, although WordService is great, it requires simple text
> files, as do all the other suggestions. None of them work on the
> finished (i.e., compiled) document, which is, I believe, what Michael
> S. Hanson was asking for (and, what I desire as well).
> One solution I have come up with is to save the pdf of the compiled
> document as plain text from Acrobat, then strip out headers and page
> numbers, etc. that Acrobat leaves in for some strange reason, then
> highlight and count using WordService. Not very efficient, but it
> Detexing the source file is of no use because one needs the count
> *after* the TeX commands, especially bibliographic commands, have been
> expanded. Hence, another possibility is to TeX4ht the document to
> html (which works on the dvi and, hence, after all macros have been
> fully expanded) and then read *that* result into Word or whatever to
> get a word count. Again, clumsy, but workable.
All excellent points.
Have you looked at dvi2tty? There's also at least one successor to it...
Here's a classic old post on this:
and of course it _is_ an FAQ in the TeX FAQ:
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