Issue 89040 - word count does not count form fields correctly
Summary: word count does not count form fields correctly
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2008-05-05 20:45 UTC by foobard
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:42 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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test document (125.00 KB, application/msword)
2008-05-20 20:38 UTC, foobard
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Description foobard 2008-05-05 20:45:44 UTC
Having a look at this test document

as mentioned in bug 80815, for this file there is a large delta in terms of word
count between MS Word and OpenOffice. This particular file is full of form
fields in tables, which probably accounts for the large difference in word count.

Odd spot: trying to get word count for this file in Word 2003 was not possible
-- the word count feature was greyed out, and could not be selected. Weird.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-05-06 07:38:33 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 foobard 2008-05-20 20:38:29 UTC
Created attachment 53801 [details]
test document
Comment 3 jbf.faure 2008-07-15 21:08:20 UTC
Tested with Dev300_m24, OOo 2.4.1 on Kubuntu 6.06 and Word Viewer (On VMware)
Word counts :
m24 : 1618 (the same with BEB300_m3).
2.4.1 : 1625 
Word Viewer  : 2017 

Characters counts :
m24 : 11492
2.4.1 : 11096
Word Viewer : 11499
Comment 4 jbf.faure 2008-07-15 21:13:48 UTC
I confirm difference in words and characters counts between versions 2 and 3 
of OOo and MS-WordViewer.