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    Insert number of words on page (Word 2000 )

    Does anyone know how to insert the number of words found in a selection into a field in a Word doc? I'm editing a paper that needs to have specific word counts in several sections and I'm getting tired of highlighting and going Tools > Word Count every 10 min. If possible, I'd like to do this without having to insert a bunch of section breaks. (I've tried inserting a field for NumWords but I don't know how to make it only check a certain block of text (or even just a single page.)

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    Re: Insert number of words on page (Word 2000 )

    As a quick-and-dirty fix, you could create each section as a separate document.

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    Re: Insert number of words on page (Word 2000 )

    I had thought about doing that but I'd wind up with at least 10 different documents which would throw major issues into table of contents, footnotes etc. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> I'm way too lazy to keep them all organized.

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    Re: Insert number of words on page (Word 2000 )

    I don't know of a field that does this, but you could run a macro to calculate the various counts and type them in in designated locations (designated with bookmarks, for example) or in a list at the end. The thread starting from Post #102938 might help. The very long thread on counting words in real time, as you type, could be useful if you complete each section one at a time.

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    Re: Insert number of words on page (Word 2000 )

    I'll give that a try. It looks like it would work for me.

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