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File name and page counter?

by iyoshipom / November 28, 2012 11:06 PM PST

Hi,

I'm looking for an application or program that will return me all the file names and how many pages each file has. A lot like the Tiff counter, but for all files not just PDFs. Does anyone know of anything that'll do this?

Thanks! Happy

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The problem is deeper that you think.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2012 11:18 PM PST

For example a Word document may vary by a page on one printer to the next so a page count would be off. Such an app could be made but as it may take days to process files for your printer it looks like there is little incentive for a software author to create something that the very first bug would be from folk complaining the page count is wrong.

Are you aware how Word re-formats documents as you open it on one or another PC? Without that knowledge I can see why folk would think this could be done.
Bob

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PS. Example links about the incorrect count issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2012 10:32 AM PST
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Well, that does make sense.
by iyoshipom / December 5, 2012 5:30 PM PST

Thank you for replying, it's a shame such a thing doesn't exist but I can see why now. At the moment I'm manually checking and copying the page count across myself anyway, so even if it just returned the page count according to my printer settings and formatting it would only be doing what I'm having to do. Wish there was one, it would save me a LOT of time!

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Well, that does make sense.
by davidrodin / August 27, 2013 6:15 AM PDT

Have you tried PractiCount?

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Re: page counter
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 27, 2013 6:25 AM PDT

"Pages of all files" seems impractical. How many pages has iexplore.exe? How many pages has a spreadsheet? How many pages has a picture or an mp3-file?

But if we limit ourselves to Word documents, all such an application has to do is browse through the directories you specify (recursively, of course), find all Word files (doc, docx, rtf, ...), open them and find the value of the 'number of pages' property or something like that. Any first year programming student should be able to write it for you.
It's really no different from Explorer listing the file names and the playing time of an mp3-file. That's a property of the mp3-file. Nothing mysterious.

How much do you pay?

Kees

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