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Word count

 

For a Word document:

- open your document

- click on "File" in the menu bar (top left of your screen)

- choose "Properties" from the drop-down menu list

- in the window that opens, choose the tab "Statistics"

- you then obtain the number of words in your document.

Caution: please note that if you have added "text boxes", image files or inaccessible tables with embedded text in your document, the texts in these boxes, image files and tables will not be taken into account in the word count. You should therefore make allowance for this in your calculation.

For a Powerpoint document:

Same procedure as for a Word document.

For an Excel document:

Given that Excel does not possess a word-counting option, you must select and copy all the text in your Excel file and then paste it into a Word document. You then simply follow the procedure described above.

For a PDF (Acrobat) document:

If the PDF was made from a Word or InDesign document, for example, You should be able to select the entire text (using the keyboard shortcut "ctrl a" (or "cmd a" on a Mac), then copy and paste it into a Word document.

Caution: please note that if your PDF file includes images with embedded text, this text will not be taken into account in the word counting procedure. You should therefore make allowance for this in your calculation.

For an InDesign document :

Export the file in PDF format and then follow the procedure described for PDF documents.

 

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Références

Artelia, Sogreah Consultants, group Artelia, Arteli'as website (Water supply, Communication, Civil engineering and building, Waste management, Hydraulics, Human resources, Health, Safety and Environment, Waste water treatment, Transport)

Sogreah Consultants is an international multi-specialist engineering firm able to offer its clients in the public and private sectors an original approach to engineering, project management and consultancy that meets the expectations of a fast-changing world. Artelia conducts its assignments in nine markets: building construction, water, environment, energy, maritime, urban development, transportation, industrial facilities and multi-site projects.

After having been a salaried translator for Sogreah, Graham Sumner became an exclusive supplier of translations when he launched his own translation company. Since then, we have been translating technical reports, brochures, project sheets, performance certificates, employee CVs, the web site etc., mostly from French to English and English to French, but also towards Arabic. We also supply certified translations for contracts or other official documents.

Becton Dickinson, Becton Dickinson (Communication, Medical sciences, Health, Safety and Environment)

BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. It focuses on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines.