[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest #1259 - 01/17/05

Dr.John R.Vokey vokey at uleth.ca
Mon Jan 17 21:31:11 EST 2005

Not really.  For most of us, we need the count with all the BiBTeX refs 
expanded, both in the text and in the resulting reference list, so the 
TeXShop count is not even remotely accurate.  The best (but by no means 
great) that I have found is to compile the document to pdf, use a 
pdf2txt convertor (ala Acrobat, but there are many others), edit the 
headers and footers from the resulting text file (and anything else 
that is not supposed to be in the count), and then use TextEdit (or 
whatever) to do the word count.

On 17-Jan-05, at 6:00 PM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:

> Howdy,
> The 1.35e version of TeXShop you can use Edit->Statistics... And it 
> will
> pass the file through detex, to delete commands, and wc to count the 
> words,
> etc. This does NOT change your .tex file and happens in the 
> background; you
> get the results. Not perfect but reasonably accurate.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
John R. Vokey, PhD
B.E.R.G. - Behaviour and Evolution Research Group
Micro-Cognition Laboratory
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

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