Outlook: count words/characters while composing an email message?
You can easily get a count of words and characters in the email body while composing an email message. Please look at the following tutorial.
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When creating a new email message or reply, forward a received email message, you can easily count words and characters in the email body.
1. In the editing message window, please click Review > Word Count. See screenshot:
2. Then a Word Count dialog pops up. You can see the number of words and characters in this dialog. Then click Close button to close it.
But in Outlook 2007, you should do as this:
1. Entering your editing message window, and then click Message > Spelling > Word Count, see screenshot:
2. In the Word Count dialog, you can see the detail information about the words, characters and others. See screenshot:
1. The above method is counting the total number of words and characters in the whole email message.
2. If you want to count words and characters in a selection, please make a selection and then apply the above feature.
3. If you don’t want to include the textboxes, footnotes and endnotes while counting, please uncheck the Include textboxes, footnotes and endnotes box.
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