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How to count the number of words in a document

To obtain statistics :

  1. open your document ;
  2. go to File ▸ Properties ;
  3. click on the Statistics tab.

The number of words and other statistics (such as the number of pages, lines, characters, tables, images, and embedded OLE objects) appears in the dialog.

It is also possible to obtain less detailed statistics on a selection or on the whole document by using the menu Tools ▸ Statistics.

Since version 4, this dialog is no longer modal. This means that you can leave it open and continue to work on the text. The statistics are updated in "real time".

The number of words (document and selection) also appears from now on in the status bar.