TeXcount: Introduction

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With TeXcount, you can count the words in your LaTeX documents, either through the web interface or by downloading and running it on your own computer.

TeXcount parses the LaTeX code, stripping away macros and options to count only the actual text. It has rules for most common macros and begin-end groups to help do this correctly, and you can also add your own rules to help produce the most accurate word count for your documents.

TeXcount has many features, but the most important one is the ability to produce a verbose description of how it has interpreted the LaTeX code in the form of a colour coded print out of the LaTeX code. This allows you to easily see which parts have been counted and which parts have not.

Other features are:

Last modified January 22, 2011.