[OS X TeX] Re: question on texcount applescript (selected text only)

Tim Lahey tim.lahey at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 15:15:14 EDT 2009

On Jun 21, 2009, at 3:00 PM, <macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu>  

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> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 22:26:49 +0200
> From: Daniel Becker <daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] question on texcount applescript (selected
> 	text only)
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> Am 20.06.2009 um 17:40 schrieb Daniel Becker:
>> http://www2.hawaii.edu/~ramonf/TeXShop/TeXCount.html
>> Works very well and already uses temporary files but I don't know how
>> add something like
>> * if text is selected, dump only that part to TMP that is selected
> I tried myself and have something that seems to work. Charcater-
> Counting based on texcount is maybe nonsense, so I used detex and wc.
> Works both for selected text and the whole document if nothing is
> selected.
> Comments welcome.....
> Daniel

A good overview of LaTeX word count methods is:


He compares the results of different methods. He
seems to like texWordCount best (a perl script linked below).




Tim Lahey
PhD Candidate, Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo

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