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Counting words
Counting words
In academic reports, news articles, and many other applica-
tions, it’s important to know how many words you’ve typed in a
document. Word 2013 can show a continuous tally in the status
bar, and it presents more extensive information in a dialog box.
show the word count on the status bar
1 If the word count doesn’t already appear in the left part of the
status bar, right-click the status bar.
The Customize Status Bar pop-up window appears.
2 Click Word Count to place a check mark next to it.
3 Click in the document to dismiss the pop-up window.
open the word count dialog box
1 On the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Word Count.
2 You can choose whether the count includes only the text in the
main body of the document or whether it also includes text boxes,
footnotes, and endnotes. Select or clear the check box at the
bottom of the list, as preferred.
TIP If the word count appears in the status bar, you can click
it to open the Word Count dialog box, in which you can see the
other statistics.
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