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Count the total number of words in a Wolfram notebook?

Posted 12 days ago
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Hi It's all in the title of this post. This is a trivial matter in Word but I cannot see how to do it simply in a notebook. This is required for my university project.

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Paul, I hope this will help.

NotebookImport["xxx.nb", "Input" -> "InputText"];
StringSplit[%, RegularExpression["\\W+"]] // Flatten // Tally
Posted 10 days ago

Kotaro, thanks for the suggestion but it doesn't help much I just get back a whole notebook filled with characters which must be the formatting instructions. Murray, I mean words in the sense of a report that needs to be maximum 3000 words long excluding the mathematics. In fact the solution I have used is to save as a pdf, open in Word and press the word count button. However it is not very elegant and if MS can do it at the touch of a button then why not Wolfram!

What the meaning of "word" here??

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