Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Typing the Research Paper Text WD 107
To Count Words
Often when you write papers, you are required to compose the papers with a minimum number of words. The
minimum requirement for the research paper in this chapter is 325 words. You can look on the status bar and see the
total number of words thus far in a document. For example, Figure 2–45 shows the research paper has 250 words,
but you are not sure if that count includes the words in your footnote. The following steps display the Word Count
dialog box, so that you can verify whether the footnote text is included in the count.
Click the Word
Count indicator on
the status bar to
display the Word Count
dialog box.
Word Count
dialog box
about current
If necessary, place a
check mark in the
‘Include textboxes,
footnotes and
endnotes’ check box.
Why do the statistics
in my Word Count
dialog box differ
from Figure 2–45?
Depending on the
accuracy of your
typing, your statistics
may differ.
pressed after note
reference mark
be sure check
box is selected
Close button
Click the Close
button to close the
dialog box.
Word Count
indicator shows
current word
count is 250
Can I display
statistics for just
a section of the
Yes. Select the
section and then
click the Word Count
indicator on the status bar to display statistics about the selected text.
author name removed
from citation and
page numbers added
Figure 2–45
Other Ways
1. Click Word Count
button on Review tab
2. Press CTRL + SHIFT + G
Automatic Page Breaks
As you type documents that exceed one page, Word automatically inserts page
breaks, called automatic page breaks or soft page breaks , when it determines the text
has fi lled one page according to paper size, margin settings, line spacing, and other
settings. If you add text, delete text, or modify text on a page, Word recomputes the location
of automatic page breaks and adjusts them accordingly.
Word performs page recomputation between the keystrokes, that is, in between the
pauses in your typing. Thus, Word refers to the automatic page break task as background
repagination . The steps on the next page illustrate Word’s automatic page break feature.
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