Text count in TOM
TOM features an integrated text counting tool that is available in various program sections in order to facilitate project processing:
TOM uses the separately installed Metatexis Count tool to perform text counts.
File formats that can be counted:
General notes on text counting
The known text counting tools as well as the text counting function in MS Word apply different counting criteria, which leads to differences in the count results. E.g., it is quote well known that MS Word does not count text in text boxes (which TOM does, of course). On the other hand, MS Word counts the automatically generated paragraph numbering (e.g. 2.1) as one word - TOM does not.
Another example: How many words do you count in the following e-mail address:
MS WORD counts ONE word, TOM (MT Count) reads this as FOUR words.
In general it can be said that there is no clearly prescribed counting method and minor deviations are the rule.
How to perform a text count
In a work list of imported text files only such files are counted that do not yet contain any counting information. If you want to refresh the values already existing for a file you must first clear the existing counting values (see above screen photo!), otherwise you may encounter the error message "No file ready for counting".