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Old August 2nd 07, 04:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Benjamin Barrett
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Default Getting an accurate word count

In Word 2003, the Word Count function only returns the count for selected
text if something is selected. When I select text in tables in Word 2007,
however, it counts all the words in the entire document. Is there a way to
get Word 2007 to count only the words that are selected?
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Old August 2nd 07, 05:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Graham Mayor
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Word 2007 counts selected text, however if that text is in a table you have
to select the table, or the row, rather than the text within.

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Benjamin Barrett wrote:
In Word 2003, the Word Count function only returns the count for
selected text if something is selected. When I select text in tables
in Word 2007, however, it counts all the words in the entire
document. Is there a way to get Word 2007 to count only the words
that are selected?



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Old August 2nd 07, 06:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Benjamin Barrett
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Default Getting an accurate word count

Thank you for the response. I've tried all kinds of variations. My
requirement is to select a number of cells. Unfortunately, the word count
function replies with the count for the entire document when cells are
selected.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Word 2007 counts selected text, however if that text is in a table you have
to select the table, or the row, rather than the text within.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Benjamin Barrett wrote:
In Word 2003, the Word Count function only returns the count for
selected text if something is selected. When I select text in tables
in Word 2007, however, it counts all the words in the entire
document. Is there a way to get Word 2007 to count only the words
that are selected?




 




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