How to insert the word count into a Microsoft Word document
Word count is a necessary feature for many users of Microsoft Word. It is common for one to embark on a particular type of text or document that requires a definite number of words as given by instructions. This happens all the time with essays, reports, articles and assignments. Here we shall be exploring how to insert the word count into a Microsoft Word document;
Show the word count
To show the word count in the text of your document, locate the status bar at the bottom of the Word window.
Locate word count statistics
Select the Word count in the status bar to see the number of characters, lines and paragraphs in the text.
Insert word count in the document
- Select the document where you want the word count to show.
- Select Insert > Quick parts > Field.
- When you go to the Field Names list, select Num Words then select OK.
- To update the word count, right-click the number, and then choose Update Field.
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