How can I count words in PDF

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Hello. I forgot to count the words in my Microsoft before I convert it to PDF and I can't copy pdf to Microsoft, how can I count words in pdf without downloading something?  

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How can I count words in PDF



-In the PDF, select Modify > Select all

-When the text is highlighted,drag your cursor up and down to ensure that everything is highlighted then Copy and Paste into Word.
-If there are alot of figures eliminate them in Word using the Find & Replace option (Under Find click on the Other Tab and, at the bottom Special to call up a pull-down menu. Here,select any number)

-Once you have the number symbol (^#) under find select Replace and leave it blank. If you hit replace all, all the numbers will be eliminated.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #158017

How can I count words in PDF


You can’t possibly count the number of words in PDF documents.

Option: 1

One way of counting is using the JavaScript console in adobe acrobat reader by:

var cnt=0;

for (var p=0; p<this.numpages; p++) cnt += getNumWords(p);

console.println(“There are “ + cnt  + “words in this file. “);

Option: 2

Or you can convert the PDF document to word using Nitro PDF professional 8, a free one that can convert your PDF to word preserving the original text format and content. Here is the link:

Option: 3

1.       Open the document in adobe acrobat reader full version

2.       From the menu bar select File| save as

3.       In the save as drop down list select Rich text format

4.       Click on the save button

5.       Close adobe acrobat

6.       Open the created RTF document in Microsoft Word 2007/2010

7.       From the ribbon select the Review tab and then in the proofing group select Word count

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