Word Count

I was writing a letter to the editor and the instructions said my word count had to be less than 300. Well how am I supposed to know without counting each word? Here's the answer...

Word 2007: Right-click the status bar (bottom of screen), and make sure there is a checkmark in front of "WordCount". As you type,the word count will be displayed on the bottom left side of the Word status bar.

Word 2003: On the main menu, click Tools, and then click "Word Count". A small dialog box will open with the line and word count displayed. There is also an option to choose "Show Wordcount Toolbar". This is handy so you can see a constant count as you type.

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