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Version 4.0

  • - Support of OpenOffice file formats (ODT, ODS, ODP)

  • - PractiCount Toolbar for MS Office added to the PractiCount and Invoice bundle at no additional cost

  • - Variety of major and minor internal changes and improvements

Version 3.2

  • Support of Windows 64-bit in one installation

  • Minor internal improvements and bug fixes

  • Japanese language added

Version 3.1

  • Support of MS Visio files

  • OLE interface added (in Enterprise Edition)

  • Ability to count physical file size

  • Chinese Simplified added

  • Minor internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0

  • Multi-language interface support

  • Support of double-byte languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean

  • Support of new file formats - .MIF (Adobe FrameMaker) and help (CNT, HHC,
    HPJ, HHK, HHP) files

  • Direct count of PDF files - no Adobe software required

  • Report export into 8 different formats (DOC, XLS, HTML, RTF, PDF etc.)

  • Export of invoice to PDF

  • PDF to TXT file conversion

  • Detailed report view - shows the amount of text in each document section

  • Additional tools: word frequency count module, integrated Match Calculator (CAT pricing calculator), offline currency converter

  • Calculating CRC checksums for counted files

  • Ability to count revisions in Word documents (inserted or deleted text in the revised document (track changes))

  • Ability to add custom file formats

  • A lot of other small changes, improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.8

  • Ability to make invoices in different languages

  • Ability to save RTF copies of text extracted from HTML, XML, SGML, ASP, PHP files

  • Address bar for quick file browsing (Business version)

  • Website download interface (Business version)

  • Folder shortcut support

  • A lot of other small changes, improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.4

  • Count in embedded and linked objects: Microsoft Word Documents, Microsoft Word Pictures, Microsoft PowerPoint  Presentations, Microsoft PowerPoint Slides, Microsoft Excel Worksheets that are inserted in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents

  • XML, SGML, ASP, PHP support

  • Ability to add PractiCount options in the Windows Explorer context menu

  • Automatic unzip function

  • Formatting count option (charging extra for making text bold, underlined etc.)

  • Hours added to the pricing options

  • Ability to send invoice by e-mail

  • Option 'Count 2 or more successive spaces/tabs as 1 character'

  • Option 'Count hard returns (Enter) as characters'

  • Ability to choose between the following options for counting headers and footers: once per section, on each page

  • Ability to count text that is in clipboard or in a selection with a hotkey

  • New report editing options add new rows, edit cells, write your own figures, hide a column with a double-click on the column header etc.

  • Bug with the admin>user registration under Windows 2000 and XP corrected

  • Ability to invoice by totals

  • Ability to view the count log (previous count results) by date, by client and combined.

  • Ability to extract editing time from MS Word and PowerPoint documents

  • Ability to exclude tabs from character count

  • Ability to include/exclude in/from count TITLE tags in HTML files

  • Ability to count text in JavaScript and VBScript in HTML files

  • Ability to round the report/invoice total to a specified number of decimal places

  • File creation date column is added to the report

  • Minimizing into the system tray

  • Automatic update module

  • + about 50 minor corrections and improvements

Version 2.05

  • Option to count gross pages according to the rules of the corresponding application

  • Option to exclude blank lines from the gross line count

  • Option to round up the line and page counts

  • Option to keep the count log

  • More report customization options

  • Drag-and-drop function for adding files from Windows Explorer into PractiCount

  • Textbox count within headers/footers

  • Data delimiter bug corrected

Version 2.0

  • Match Calculator for invoicing jobs based on discounts for repetitions and fuzzy matches

  • Text count in PDF files

  • Text count in CSV files

  • Import/Export of the client database

  • More client database editing options

  • More HTML count options

  • More report customization options

  • More pricing options

  • More invoicing options

  • Ability to round line and page counts

Version 1.1

  • Ability to store settings per client

  • Ability to set specific price for each supported file type

  • "hidden text" bug corrected

  • .PPS file type added

  • Text count in annotations (comments)

  • Editable tax field

  • Discount option

  • Enhanced export function

  • Editable currency list


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Word count, line count and character count software for MS Word (doc, rtf), Excel (xls), PowerPoint (ppt, pps), HTML, Adobe Acrobat (pdf), Adobe FrameMaker (mif) Corel WordPerfect (wpd), XML, ASP, PHP, CSV files.

For freelance translators, translation and localization agencies, medical transcriptionists, medical transcription agencies, legal transcriptionists, legal transcription agencies, writers, project managers and other professionals who base their quotations and invoices on document text count.


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