Counting Web Words in Microsoft Word|
Microsoft Word's Word Count facility gives a reasonably accurate count of the number of words in documents, or sections of documents.
For Web content from Word, first make sure footnotes and endnotes are included in the count:
- Go to the Tools menu and select Word Count.
- Tick the Include footnotes and endnotes checkbox.
- Click Close.
Now you can get a word count in a number of ways:
- Go to the Tools menu and select Word Count to display the Word Count dialog.
- Go to the File menu and select Properties. A word count is provided in the Statistics tab.
- Count the words in a specific section of the document by highlighting the section, moving to the Tools menu, then selecting Word Count.
Note: There a couple of gotchas in the word count facility that you'll need to keep in mind:
Shauna Kelly has a free Word Count add-in available for download that will count text in autoshapes and text boxes, and will also allow you to remove words in cover and end pages from the count.
- Words in text boxes and autoshapes are not counted.
- Words in cover pages etc. are counted.
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