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How to Figure Out Your Word Count

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Learn how to figure out your word count for...

A Website
In Word
In OpenOffice
For PDFs

A Website

Getting a site's word count can be difficult, so if you're considering my service, depending on how you plan to submit the site's text, feel free to request a no-obligation website price. I use Inspyder's InSite, a program that calculates the word count of entire sites.

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In Word 2007 or 2010

Go to Review at the top (between Mailings and View), and click on the Word Count icon within the Proofing box (first box from the left).


Flip to landscape for a better view.
Remember to flip back.


If You Use Another Version

If you don't have Word 2007 or 2010 and are having trouble, an online search for "Word Count Word [Version Year]" should help.

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In OpenOffice

Click Tools and go down to Word Count.


Flip to landscape for a better view.
Remember to flip back.

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For PDFs

Adobe doesn't have a word count option, so you can send me your project, and I'll let you know your word count. I use the abracadabraCompteur add-on to do this.

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