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

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...
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Dynamically count and return number of words in a section

I am writing a proposal for which it is required to give the number of words of the main section in the proposal itself. I found this answer on how I can get a word count on a LaTeX document: Is ...
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Environment that counts words inside

How can I create the environment that could count words inside itself? More specifically, I want to write an enviroment called "assignment" such that the code \begin{assignment} Some words here. \end{...
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How to count all characters including spaces?

How can I count the number of characters in the compiled version of a Latex file? This should include spaces and all of the document (index, footnotes, bibliography etc)
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Counting of selected words

I am typesetting a book, which has got more number of plants. While entering the text, I have to record the total number of plants recorded in my book. In fact, I have created an index of all these ...
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Texcount.pl with Texmaker word.count file not found error

I'm trying to get texcount.pl http://app.uio.no/ifi/texcount/ to work inside Texmaker but I get the error about the word.count that is not found. The documentations says that I have to add --shell-...
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print word count

The journal I am submitting to requires a count of the words on the title page. I can of course run texcount on the .tex document and put the number in, but it seems that I should be able to automate ...
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Word clouds in LaTeX

In this question a solution using ConTeXt. I'm not familiar with this engine (i.e. ConTeXt), and thus I don't know how to "translate" Aditya's answer to LaTeX... I downloaded IBM's tool, and now what....
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TeXcount problems with $ dollar sign in shell command

I can't get TeXcount to perform a word count on a LaTeX document that runs a Linux shell command to access a shell variable (i.e. the command involves a "$" dollar symbol). example.tex \...
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Count the characters in a section and check against range

I want to count the number of characters within a section and then display if that value is below, in, or above the limit. I have grabbed the code from Dynamically count and return number of words in ...
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TexShop Statistics (Word Count) with BasicTeX

I recently re-installed tex on my mac, and decided to go with the BasicTeX package rather than the full (2.4GB) MacTeX package, together with the MacTeX-additions package, which includes TexShop. (...