This small tool strips a LaTeX file for commands and leaves only blank lines and text so it is easy to count the number of words. This is not always necessary, but comes in handy in some situations. The program as it stands follows the commands input and include so it can take whole report files and counts all subsequent files. At present time the program does not remove tables, so they will contribute the count.

The usage is basically:
java untex file.tex [-c]
where the last -c is optional and means suppress the output and do the count. Alternatively, the output can on UniX systems be piped into the wc program.