Thursday, April 12, 2012

Word Count is Wrong?

A correspondent writes:

I recently noticed that the Pages word count is not calculated correctly. I have reported it to Apple but I thought you guys should be aware of it. When the text contains hyphenated words, Pages treads them as individual words for the word count which is incorrect. 
In education they should be counted as one word and, as I am studying at the moment, it has become an issue, a small issue, but an issue never the less. 

See this previous article on this blog: Quick Word Count in Pages


  1. Anonymous12:38 pm

    Hyphenate words are separate words. The hyphen is often stylistic and therefore does not count as a complete word.

    Academia does not regard hyphenated words as single words, I'm not sure where you got that idea from.

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  3. No matter what the document or its length, Pages tell me it contains 42 words. Is there some sort of reset I should do?


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