This software scans a text file (an ANSI text file, an HTML file, an XML file, etc.), multiple such text files, or text on the clipboard, and counts the number of occurrences of the different words (optionally ignoring common words such as this). It also counts the occurrences of any number of specified words or phrases (optionally matching specified patterns). The words or phrases which are found can be listed alphabetically or by frequency, with rank and frequency displayed for each one.
The Advanced Version does everything that the basic version does, so this page explains only the functions of the Advanced Version which are not present in the basic version (mainly, the ability to count words in multiple files, the ability to count phrases as well as words and the ability to count words and phrases matching specified patterns). Thus the user manual for the basic version should be read before (or after) reading this page (but note that the appearance of the main window and of the 'Set parameters' window differ somewhat in the two versions).
This software acts on ANSI text and text-like files (including HTML and XML files). It does not act directly on MS-Word .doc files, which are binary files; such files can be scanned if saved as "Plain Text" files (see Scannable Files in the user manual for the basic version).