It now shows the word count of the selection.
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You can also add the number of pages or characters by clicking NumPages or NumChars in the Field names list. Under Print Options , select Update fields. To display the status bar in Word for Mac , on the Word menu, click Preferences , click View , and then under Window , select the check box next to Status bar. To see the number of characters, lines, paragraphs, and other information, click the word count in the status bar to open the Word Count box.
Unless you have selected some text, Word counts all text in the document, as well as the characters, and displays them in the Word Count box as Statistics. Count the number of characters, lines, and paragraphs You can view the number of characters, lines, paragraphs, and other information in your Word for Mac, by clicking the word count in the status bar to open the Word Count box.
Count the number of words in a part of a document To count the number of words in only part of your document, select the text you want to count.
Insert the word count into your document You can also insert the word count into your Word document and if you choose, update the information as often as you want. Click in your document where you want the word count to appear. I write long and I write short, but I need a live word count IE, I need to place my cursor to see how many words I've written, not simply the entire word count of the document.
This feature was on my old Word program, but hasn't made it through to I don't know why -- this should be an obvious feature. To answer your question directly If you purchased a subscription to Mac Office , you can contact customer service and request to change your subscription to Mac Office Or, if you still have your previous, non-subscription version to Mac Office , you can run both versions on the same computer. However, before going through the trouble of changing versions you might consider the following:.
Send feedback to Microsoft via the Smiley control on the ribbon that you'd like the word count function to operate like the previous version.
Mac Office does display on the status bar the Word count of "selected" text. If you selected everything in your document from the beginning to where you are now, then the word count values you want will be shown.
Performing 2 is not easy, particularly as your document becomes larger.