Let's assume you have a bunch of Word files and would like to know how much pages they contain. Here is a function that takes the path to one Word file and determines its page count:
#requires -Version 1 # adjust path to point to an existing Word file: $Path = "C:\...\SomeChapter.doc" $word = New-Object -ComObject Word.Application $word.Visible = $true $binding = 'System.Reflection.BindingFlags' -as [type] $doc = $word.Documents.Open($Path) $doc.Repaginate() $prop = $doc.BuiltInDocumentProperties(14) $pages = [System.__ComObject].invokemember('value',$binding::GetProperty,$null,$prop,$null) $doc.Close(0) $word.Quit() "$Path has $Pages pages."
If it works for you, turn it into a function so you can use PowerShell to sum up the pages of many Word documents.
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