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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:19 am    Post subject: word count Reply with quote

Where is the word count function in Open Office Writer???
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In versions to 1.1.2, file\properties\statistics. IIn the new developer version 1.9 M45 there is a further menu tools\wordcount which I imagine will feature in OOo 2.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about counting the words in selected text? Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably in version 2. In the meantime you can use this macro:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5934

If you don't know how to deal with a macro there is an sticky explanation at the top of the Snippets forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:38 am    Post subject: exists Reply with quote

Look for posts by JohnV or download Andrew Browns's macro from
http://www.ooomacros.org/
they both created easy-to-use macros which you may customize to your own needs
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: same minute Reply with quote

Sorry John we were posting in the very same minute
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly no apology necessary. I get to see my "name" in bold print - I'm impressed! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea what to do with macros, I'll look for version 2.

And I must say the responsiveness of the open source community to user questions puts Microsoft to shame!!! Thanks all!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a word of warning, Dan. 1.9 (which will become 2) is only a developer snapshot at the moment and not stable enough for everyday use.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan,

You will probably find other uses for macros. They may be difficult to write but they are relatively easy to use when someone else provides the code. I have tried to make this as painless as possible with the explanation found here:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7995

For macros other than those found in the code snippets section here, take a look at www.ooomacros.org
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:57 am    Post subject: word count - characters Reply with quote

I'm a translator and I bill my main client using characters without spaces (his eccentricity, not mine). Will this statistic become available in Writer?

cheers

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like it, but not in OOo 2.0 I am afraid. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob,

You can set my macro, referred to above, to do a character count without spaces. Selected text, including spaces, is limited to 64K characters at a time.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a thought: spaces come between words, therefore 1000 words need 999 spaces, so characters less spaces and "Bob's your Uncle!"
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