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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


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 '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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