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AnyCount counts words in PDF files, as well as lines, and characters.

Some information about PDF:

Created byAdobe
DescriptionThe Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Based on the PostScript language, each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, vector graphics, raster images and other information needed to display it.
Built-in word count toolsNone
Word count processOCR Word Count Engine parses characters from the file and provides exact character, line, and word count.
Word count difficulty levelMedium
Used inSoftware documentation

How AnyCount make a Word Count, Character Count, Page Count and Line Count for PDF Files

Installation of Adobe Acrobat Reader for character count, line count, and word count in PDF documents is no longer necessary. AnyCount can perform text counts in PDFs in a self-sufficient way.

For example, let’s select this PDF file for the word count.

Choose the settings for the format before counting:

AnyCount settings for PDF

In this window, you can choose “Enable text count in PDF images” and select language.

AnyCount results:

  • counting characters with spaces

characters with spaces count in pdf

  • counting characters without spaces

characters without spaces count in pdf

  • counting lines

lines count in pdf

  • counting pages

pages count in pdf

  • counting words

words count in pdf

When word counting of PDF files is completed, you can:

  • view the outcome of the counting process on the screen;
  • print count results of the PDF file;
  • export Portable Document Format word count results to TXT format;
  • export letter count results of the PDF file to Comma-Separated Text / Tab-Separated Text (CSV Format);
  • export PDF character count results to HTML format;
  • export character count results of PDF file to MS Word format;
  • export PDF page count results to MS Excel format;
  • export page count results of PDF file to RTF format;
  • copy symbol count results of PDF file to the clipboard.

If you want to export PDF your results to a different format, just write to us and we will try to help you! 😉

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