How to Do Word Count in PDF Without Acrobat

word count in pdf without adobe acrobat

No content gets approved or goes online without some editing, revision, or review. With more people working online and digital content being created and posted daily, that content review process naturally happens digitally. This is why there are so many document reviewing tools online.

From grammar to spelling, there are tools for anything having to do with proofreading articles and drafts. There may be times in particular when you will want to count the words in a document to ensure its length fits your topic appropriately, meets your readers’ expectations, and that it will stand out in credibility to search engines like Google.

If you’re editing or reviewing a document or article, you may be dealing with a PDF document sent to you. This could be for proofreading a business brochure or perhaps an essay draft. Locking it down in PDF format ensures that you get the exact text the author put together. Doing a word count, though simple, is important to meeting length requirements.

So how do you do a word count in PDF? We know that PDF content is hard to interact with, but in this blog post, we cover a few tools that can help you do a word count for PDF.

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How to Open Google Drive PDFs with Able2Extract Professional (Quick Tip)

How to Open Google Drive PDFs with Able2Extract Professional

It comes as no surprise that all digital workers use Google Drive for working online at one point or another. You can access your work from anywhere, collaborate on content easily, and integrate your work with a full suite of tools from Google. 

Despite all the advantages, issues can and do occur between your desktop and online files. In some cases, the online apps offered by Google aren’t always the most robust to use.

You would normally use your own full-featured tools that are installed on your desktop that does what you need. This can be especially true for PDF files where you need powerful features.

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How to Copy Text from PDF

Copy PDF text and paste it into an editable document

Oftentimes, the simplest tasks you need to perform with PDFs can be the hardest if you can’t accomplish them properly.

Trying to copy text from PDF pages, for instance, is probably one of the most common tasks everyone does with a PDF. It serves as a quick, makeshift data extraction solution that can be done on the spot and with nothing more than a couple of clicks of the button.

Yet, if you’ve ever done so, you may have come across issues when pasting the text into another application. The text can come out skewed, misformatted and distorted, or rendered illegible. This alone is a major reason why it’s always recommended to convert PDF content completely instead.

Fortunately, if you use Able2Extract Professional as your PDF viewer, you get the best of both worlds. You get to copy text from PDF content on a whole other level to ensure those issues don’t happen.

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How To Convert JPG to Excel with Able2Extract Professional

Converting JPG images to Excel spreadsheets

We have long spoken about Able2Extract’s capabilities when it comes to PDF to Excel conversion, yet there’s still one trick that we haven’t delved into in detail yet. 

Now, you may know that you can convert any file to Excel – that is, any file that can be printed can be converted to Excel. So, in effect, you can convert tables in PowerPoint or tables in Microsoft Word to Excel. 

But this doesn’t only mean you can convert digital documents. Did you know that you can also convert JPEG to Excel? 

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You can switch your Able2Extract license to a home computer

With COVID-19 self isolation, workers have been adjusting to a new daily routine. Major businesses, and small brick-and-mortar private businesses, have had to quickly adapt and prepare for shifting document workflows online, bracing themselves for higher volumes in online transactions over in-person interactions. Right now, technology is crucial to keeping customers connected to stores and services.

Indeed, businesses and professionals have to keep moving forward by figuring out how to make  that transition work. To that end, digital tools are doing the heavy lifting, and this has been the new normal for a couple of months. 

As early as the first two weeks of March, Google search terms related to working from home such as: “remote working,” “work from home,” “best webcam,” “best computer monitor,” and “best docking station,” have shot up, a clear indication that workers are looking for tips, tools or both to set themselves up.

As companies try to bridge the gaps in workflows, cloud and online tools are further solidifying themselves as staples in the remote working space. For instance, Zoom is a growing favorite conferencing tool to keep virtual company meetings going.  Google Docs continues to be a front runner to help teams collaborate on documents. And Basecamp is a popular tool of choice for keeping teams connected and updated.

Teams, businesses and document workflows aren’t stopping. Even those that involve Able2Extract Professional.

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