[OS X TeX] Word count function?

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at adelphia.net
Mon Jan 17 20:12:57 EST 2005

On Jan 17, 2005, at 7:10 PM, Ettore Aldrovandi wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 12:56:42AM +0100, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> On 18 jan 2005, at 0:50, Ettore Aldrovandi wrote:
>>> 	detex file.tex|wc -w
>> And be sure to read
>>     http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=wordcount
>> to understand why the result might be way off.
> Didn't claim it is precise. [...] If it is mostly text, maybe the
> inaccuracy wouldn't be so serious.

Excalibur will count fairly accurately w/o including latex commands. 
You can invoke it through texshop via an applescript. I use the 
following (copied directly from the Macros menu):


tell application "Excalibur"
   open POSIX file #FILEPATH#
end tell

tell application "texshop"
    close second window
end tell

-- by dafult, first window is console, second window is .tex


PS. This script closes the tex window to avoid having two versions of 
the same file open, one with the spelling corrected and one w/o. Remove 
the second tell statement if you don't like this feature. 

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