[Tugindia] counting words in a TEX document

kaushik k kaushik.kalyanaraman at yahoo.co.in
Mon Jan 26 15:07:05 CET 2009

Dear all,

> > When I did pdftotext and then did wc on the text I get the following
> > message.
> As someone on the list said: If you have the TeX input file then it
> is probably better to run "untex" on that file rather than convert
> the PDF output of pdftex to text.

I run ps2ascii on the pdf file and then wc the text file. However, I think this will give an incorrect estimate if there is anything other than plain text.

-kaushik k

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