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Word Count Test

AnyCount vs. MS Word

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Download this test DOC file along with the XLS file linked with it, and count the DOC file with MS Word first, than with AnyCount. Results will most likely differ. Why?

Check DOC, DOCX, RTF, WPD settings of AnyCount and see which of the elements have not been included in regular Word counts.

Below you can find a comparison of text count accuracy in Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and AnyCount 8®. The comparison has been made to determine which file and text elements are and are not included in text count results produced by AnyCount 8® and Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 applications after each of them has been used for counting the same file. Text counts in Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 were obtained the following way:

  • Microsoft® Word 97, 2000 and 2003: On the Tools menu click Word Count item for all file formats which can be opened with Microsoft® Word 2003. These file formats are: DOC, RTF, WPD, and TXT.

  • Microsoft® Word 2007 and Microsoft® Word 2010: In the Proofing group click Review tab, then click Word Count, for all file formats which can be opened with Microsoft® Word 2007. These file formats are: DOC, DOCX, RTF, WPD, and TXT. The table below displays results of text counts by AnyCount 8® and Microsoft® Word 97, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010.

NO – indicates that the element is not included in text count results.

 

 

Object

AnyCount counts

MS Word 2000 counts

MS Word 2003 counts

MS Word 2007 counts

MS Word 2010 counts

Text

446

430

430

430

430

Text boxes

268

NO

NO

268

268

Shapes

25

NO

NO

NO

NO

WordArt

5

NO

NO

NO

5

Running headers

28

NO

NO

NO

NO

Running headers

24

NO

NO

NO

NO

FootNotes

34

NO

34

34

34

End Notes

19

NO

19

19

19

Embedded documents (i.e. XLS table embedded in DOC file)

126

NO

NO

NO

NO

Linked documents (i.e. XLS table linked with DOC file)

31

NO

NO

NO

NO

Comments

9

NO

NO

NO

NO

Hidden text

16

NO

NO

NO

NO

Total

1010

430

483

751

764

According to the obtained results, the difference between text count results is:

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2010: 246 words

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2007: 259 words

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2003: 527 words

  • AnyCount 8 and Microsoft Word 2000: 580 words

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