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Microsoft has available a Selection Word Count macro that counts the words in the selected text. The macro also counts the words contained in footnotes and endnotes for the selected text that contains footnote or endnote references.
The following is an example of the dialog box that the Selection Word Count macro displays after you run the macro:
Total 45 Number of words in main body 45 Number of words in footnotes 0 Number of words in endnotes 0
The Word Count feature currently available on the Tools menu in Word 97 allows you to count the number of words and characters in an entire document you are working on and gives you the option of including footnotes and endnotes. However, if you do a word count on a selection of text, then you cannot include footnotes and endnotes that are referenced in that selection.
Installing this macro gives you the option of counting the words in footnotes and endnotes for selected text that contains footnote or endnote references.
How to Obtain the Selection Word Count MacroThe Selection Word Count file, Swcmacro.exe, is available from the following Microsoft Web site:
How to Install the Selection Word Count MacroThe Selection Word Count macro can be installed in the Word startup folder, your default template (Normal.dot), or any template you prefer. If you run Word from a network, you may want to contact your network administrator to determine the best way to install this macro in your environment.
How to Use the Selection Word Count MacroThe Selection Word Count toolbar can be accessed like any other toolbar in Word. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click to select Selection Word Count to turn the toolbar on. To turn it off, on the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click to clear Selection Word Count.
To run the Selection Word Count macro, click the Selection Word Count button.
NOTE: You must have text selected before you click the Selection Word Count button, or the following message will be displayed:
There are two check boxes in the dialog box that is displayed when you run the Selection Word Count macro, as follows:
Please select some text then rerun the Selection Word Count Macro.
How to Uninstall the Selection Word Count MacroIf the Selection Word Count macro was installed in the Startup folder, do the following to uninstall it:
Article ID: 241316 - Last Review: January 25, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
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