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Count number of Words of a document

Release Date: 03-20-12

The count the number of words in a document:

(1) Place the insertion point anywhere in the document, or, if you want statistics for for a specific paragraph, select the paragraph.

(2) Go to the Proofing section of the Review tab, select Word Count to open the Word Count dialog box. This will reveal the document statistics, as shown below:

word count

Figure 6.1—2 The Word Count dialog box

(3) If you want to include footnotes and endnotes in the word count, select the Include footnotes and endnotes check box.

(4) Click Close to complete.