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How to insert word count or page count in Word documents?

Author: Amanda Li Last Modified: 2024-06-04

Need to add a word count or page count to your document? This article will guide you through the process of inserting a word count or page count in Word. Read on to discover a simple method to include these counts in your document.

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  1. Position the cursor where you want to insert the word count or page count, and click Insert > Quick Parts > Field.

  2. Scroll down the Field names to select NumWords or NumPages.

    • Under Field properties, you can customize the field properties to suit your needs.
    • Check the Preserve formatting during updates option to maintain the field's formatting when the document is updated.
    • To quickly find NumPages and NumWords, you can select Document Information from the Categories dropdown first.

  3. Click OK to insert the word count or page count into your document.

Note: After editing your document, right-click the word or page count number and select Update Field to refresh the count.

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Hi, I am wondering if someone could help insert additional field that includes the Legend of of tracked changes that would show the codes for insertions and deletions as example please ?
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This is good as far as it goes and it is quite simple, but we all already know how to do this. What I need to do is have a word count that includes only the text of the story and not the headings and title page text count. In other words, if I had a formula that gave NUMWORDS minus 19 words of title page, that would work. I could just insert the number of words that I know to be in the title and address, phone number etc. In this case, it was 19.
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I have done some research on your situation, I hope this helps.
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