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How to insert word count or page count in word?

You may need to insert word count or page count into a document. How to insert word count or page count in word? This article will introduce a tricky way to insert word count or page count in word.

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

Step 2. Scroll down the Field names to select NumWords or NumPages. See screenshot:


1. You can select the style of ordinal numbers you want in A or B, also you can type the style you like in C.

2. If you need to keep the formatting after update, please check Preserve formatting updates.

3. If you want to quickly find NumPages and NumWords, you can select Document Information in Categories first. See screenshot:

Step 3. Click Ok, it will insert the number into the place where you cursor on. See screenshot:

Note: if you add and remove text from your document, select the word count number and page count number and Right click it to select Update Field to update the word count or page count automatically. See screenshot:

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    Terry · 1 years ago
    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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    robert Thomas · 4 years ago
    I have done some research on your situation, I hope this helps.
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