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

  • 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, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 at 0:23

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