Open Office Writer/ Micorsoft Word - Count the number of words in a document

December 2016


Open Office Writer/ Micorsoft Word - Count the number of words in a document



It is quite simple to count the number of words in a Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer document.

Microsoft Word


Right-click on the Status bar > Word count.
The Word count will now be displayed in the Status bar.

Double click on the Word count to get additional information:

To get the number of words in a particular paragraph, simply highlight the latter.

Open Office and Libre Office Writer


To view the number of words in a document:
  • Click on Tools > Word Count

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