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Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

is there any way to count the words in Latex?I don't want to count it from my pdf but straight away from my main code....Thank you very much

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marked as duplicate by lockstep, Werner, David Carlisle, doncherry, Harish Kumar Aug 14 '12 at 16:57

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Hi Vangelis, Welcome to TeX.SE!. On the face of it, your question looks quite a lot like is-there-any-way-to-do-a-correct-word-count-of-a-latex-document?rq=1. If this is the case, please let us know so that we can close it as a duplicate :) Welcome to the group! – cmhughes Aug 14 '12 at 15:27
thanks!Hoe the LaTeX Word Counter works,I run the application I choose the file I press count but nothing is happening! – Vangelis Aug 14 '12 at 15:36

TeXcount might be of some help to you. Also look at this answer.

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I am using windows 7,is that possible?I need a separate program if there exists something like that, and not to use commands to my main latex text?Is there anything useful that you can suggest? – Vangelis Aug 14 '12 at 16:21
@Vangelis -- texcount will work under windows as long as you have perl installed (e.g., ActivePerl). See the FAQ. – jon Aug 14 '12 at 16:32
I have downloaded the activeperl but I can't understand how I will connect it with textcount, can anybody help me? in the FAQ section I can't understand what I have to do – Vangelis Aug 15 '12 at 0:23

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