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Re: Re: How to get MS-Word Page count and line count?

by Zero_Flop (Pilgrim)
on Mar 08, 2004 at 08:12 UTC ( #334734=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to get MS-Word Page count and line count?
in thread How to get MS-Word Page count and line count?

Try this code. It's untested, and I never get it right if you need the {} around Count or not.

my $doc = $word->Application->Selection; # Selection can be the entire doc or refined to a sub-set of text # It is easier to use the functions that exist in word to do the work. $num_paragraphs = $selection->Paragraphs->{Count}; $num_words = $selection->Words->{Count}; $num_chars = $selection->Characters->{Count}; $num_pages = $selection->pagenumbers->{Count};
As for the line count, your going to have a problems here. Word probably does not mark new lines as you would expect. It automaticly wraps based on the available space. So instead of looking for line count you could do Sentence->Count.

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Re: Re: Re: How to get MS-Word Page count and line count?
by Zero_Flop (Pilgrim) on Mar 08, 2004 at 22:46 UTC
    My bad!

    As you probably know TIMTOWTDI. When I had time to test what I had posted earlier I discoverd that it is generating raw statistics, counting EOL and everything. I am assuming that you want the statistics that are availabile from the properties of that document. The code below will do what you want.

    I used the fuctions available within the application to do the work. This will usually work better for you when you are comunicating between applications.

    And thanks for posting the code!
    use strict; use Win32::OLE qw(in with); use Win32::OLE::Const 'Microsoft Word'; use Win32::OLE::Enum; # Here you have to call the file with "Name.pl C:\dir\file.doc" # This will allow you to point the script anywere rather than # having to put the script into the dir with the file. die "Usage: perl doc_print.pl test.doc" unless @ARGV == 1; my $Word = Win32::OLE->new( 'Word.Application', 'Quit' ) || die "Could +n't run Word"; my $Doc = $Word->Documents->Open(@ARGV[0]) || die "File does not exist + or can not be opened"; # Selection can be the entire doc or refined to a sub-set of text # It is easier to use the functions that exist in word to do the work. my $num_pages = $Doc->ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticPages); my $num_paragraphs = $Doc->ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticParagraphs); my $num_lines = $Doc->ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticLines); my $num_words = $Doc->ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticWords); my $num_chars = $Doc->ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticCharacters); my $num_charWs = $Doc->ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticCharactersWith +Spaces); printf "Page Count %d\n", $num_pages; printf "Character (paragraphs) %d\n", $num_paragraphs; printf "Line Count %d\n", $num_lines; printf "Character (words) %d\n", $num_words; printf "Character (with spaces) %d\n", $num_charWs; printf "Character (wout spaces) %d\n", $num_chars; $Doc->Close;
      Thanks

      Its working absolutely fine.

      It is my first exeperience here and it is really nice place for PERL.

      Thanks again
      Nicholas
Re: Re: Re: How to get MS-Word Page count and line count?
by nicholas (Novice) on Mar 08, 2004 at 12:15 UTC
    I tried but $num_paragraphs, $num_words, $num_chars all returns 1 and $num_pages ($selection->pagenumbers->{Count}; ) raising the error.

    No one here to give me some solution for this. I don't think it is tuff tasks for perlmonks???

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