How to Determine the Word Count in a PDF
Step 1: Open your PDF
Go to "Edit," and click "Select All." This will highlight all the text in the PDF.
Step 2: Copy the text
Now that the text is highlighted, you need to copy it. To copy the text, go to "Edit," and click "Copy."
Step 3: Use the Word Count Tool
When the text has been copied, you will need to paste it into Scribendi’s Word Count Tool.
Step 4: Paste the text
Paste the text into the Word Count Tool. To do this, right-click and select "Paste."
Step 5: Get your word count
When the text is pasted, your word count will appear in the bottom left-hand corner of the Word Count Tool box.
Converting Webpages into PDFs
Before you start converting your webpages into PDFs, it’s a good idea to create a folder to keep your PDFs organized.
Step 1: Visit the web site
Go to: http://www.HTMLPDF.com/. You do not need to make any changes to the conversion options (Page Orientation, Page Size, etc.)
Step 2: Enter URL into a text box
To convert your webpage into a PDF, simply enter your URL into the text box. Once you are done, click "Get PDF!"
Step 3: Download PDF
When the conversion is done, you will be prompted to save your PDF in your PDF folder.
Select the folder in which you want to save your PDF, and click "Save."
Repeat this process for each webpage you would like to convert to a PDF.
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We have an easy-to-calculate pricing system with no surprises, and it is based on two simple things: word count and turnaround time. Unlike other editorial and language-service companies, we don't offer vague quotes based on a hefty hourly rate or have confusing per-1,000-word rates—we provide instant quotes for all of our standard services. Every service page on this site has a handy quote widget, where you can type in your word count to get an exact price. For details on how to determine your word count, see our How Do I...? FAQ.
Our quote widget automatically calculates and applies a discount for the following: A) when you choose a service with a longer turnaround time, B) when you want us to work on a large document, and C) when you order during off-peak periods.
- You will save money if you order a 48-hour turnaround time rather than a 24-hour turnaround time or if you choose a 1-week turnaround time rather than a 72-hour turnaround time.
- You will save money if you have a very large document, such as a book manuscript.
- You will save money if you choose to have documents edited during the week rather than on the weekend.
See our Corporate and Government services page for details.
It may be that you have the "Show Markup" feature turned off. In MS Word 2016, click on the "Review" tab. In the section named "Tracking," there are three drop-down menus—they're to the right of the button named "Tracked Changes." Click on the top one. Choose "All Markup." Then, click the "Show Markup" menu to make sure all the markup options are checked, including "Insertions and Deletions."
In Word 2007/Office XP, click on the tab named "Review." In the section named "Tracking," there are three drop-down menus—they're to the right of the button named "Balloons." Click on the top one. Choose "Final Showing Markup."
In older/other versions of Word/Office, go to the Tools menu, select Track Changes, select Highlight Changes, and make sure Highlight Changes on Screen is checked. See our How Do I...? FAQ for screenshots. If you still don't see any changes, contact customer service.
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A typical Scribendi.com Word Warrior has two or more degrees, 15 years of professional experience, and is published in his or her chosen specialization, be it romantic fiction or molecular biology. See what our customers have to say about our qualifications—view a long list of recent comments and customer feedback on our Client Testimonials page.
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See our How Do I...? FAQ.
That depends on the service you order! We offer the following turnaround times for editing and proofreading:
- Same day/overnight premium service: within 8 hours (for documents of 4,000 words or less).
- 12-hour service: within 12 hours (for documents of 6,000 words or less).
- 24-hour service: within 24 hours (for documents of 10,000 words or less).
- 48-hour service: within 48 hours (for documents of 25,000 words or less).
- 72-hour service: within 72 hours (for documents of 40,000 words or less).
- 1-week service: within 1 week (for documents of 65,000 words or less).
- Larger documents: rule of thumb for editing and proofreading = 65,000 words per week.
Unfortunately, very few word processing programs have anything similar to MS Word's Track Changes feature, which allows our editors and proofreaders to highlight changes in red so you can see them more easily. Our staff will have summarized their changes in their notes back to you, however, and you can compare what we've sent back to you with your original document.
Definitely. Scribendi.com is a global company in every sense of the word. As long as you have a valid credit card or PayPal account or can arrange to send a check or money order, you can use our services.
We have worked with dozens of style guides. The most popular are American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), Turabian, Chicago Manual of Style, Harvard Referencing, and Council of Science Editors (CSE). We can work to your target journal’s style guide (just send us the details), and we can work with corporate/internal style guides as well.
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Everything. And we're not kidding here, either. We have experts on staff in every field/genre, and since we've been in business so long, we've seen just about every different type of document there is. So no matter what subject or field you're writing about, rest assured we have someone who can edit it.