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In MSWord, is there a word count command?

Asked by f4a (601points) June 9th, 2009

how many pages does it take to make a 750 word essay using MSword?

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PandoraBoxx's avatar

Tool bar the top, under Tools, select Word Count.

f4a's avatar

its the new msword version, can’t find the tool bar, or tools.. frustrating…:(

cwilbur's avatar

As a general rule, a page of double-spaced text at a sane font size is about 150 words.

f4a's avatar

found it! under review

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Up at the very top of the apps window. It should say WORD File, Edit, View, etc. Tools is somewhere to the right of center.

Jeruba's avatar

The new MS Word is a perfect example of what I hate about MS. If the team that designed it had been writing a cookbook, they’d have had tabs with ingredients across the top. and then you would have to search under each tab to find out if that particular ingredient was in the thing you wanted to make and then look up how much of it to use while fighting your way through sprawling displays of default values for everything.

It took me 7 1/2 hours in the new Word to do a task I have done hundreds of times before and expected to accomplish in half an hour or less: create and customize a table with my own settings for column widths, row heights, fonts, rules, etc. Nothing to it? That should have been true, but instead I lost a whole day of work on the project I was setting up the table for.

Anyway, depending on your margins, font size, line spacing, etc., it should be roughly 3 pages.

lifeflame's avatar

If you look at the bottom left corner of the new Word (2007) there is a word-count already.
(next to where it indicates which page you are on)

And if you want to count the words in a specific selection, just highlight it and watch that number change.

pearls's avatar

If you are using Word 2007, it is listed under the Review tab.

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