Count Anything

Count (almost) anything!

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Count Anything is a free word-count utility for Windows. The latest version of Count Anything is 2.1.

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Word/character counts are an essential part of the work of translators, writers, and others who need to bill based word count. There are several word-count utilities around, some of them free, but I wrote this one because the other tools didn't count Asian characters and/or didn't support some MS Office formats.


What's it good for?

Count Anything counts the words and characters in a variety of file formats. While it doesn't quite count anything, it supports the following file types:

  • Microsoft Office:
    • Word (.doc, .rtf)
    • Excel (.xls, .csv)
    • PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • Open Office (New!):
    • Writer (.odt)
    • Impress (.odp)
    • Calc (.ods)
  • HTML
  • XML
  • Text
  • PDF

It counts words in text boxes and many other embedded objects. It counts the numbers of words, characters (with and without spaces), Asian characters, and non-Asian words.

You can save the reports generated by Count Anything as HTML files or tab-delimited text files, or print them.

Another utility that comes with the setup program, Dump Text, will dump the text from the specified files into text files with the extension ".segs.txt" appended (useful if you want to get the text out of an MS Office, HTML, or XML file). This can also be useful if you want to make sure of your wordcounts, since Count Anything uses the text dumper internally to get at the file text.


How do I get it?

Download Count Anything Version 2.1 Installer (8 MB)

Double click the file, and follow the on-screen instructions. You are now on your way to word-counting bliss!