Add and Update Word Count in Word 2016 for Mac

Edited by Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

  1. 1
    To add the word count, we click on a document
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    In this video, we have a template opened.
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    First, let's type in the words "Word Count" and then type a colon and space
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    We can name it whatever we want.
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  3. 3
    We click "Insert" from the top ribbon
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  4. 4
    We click "Field"
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    Now, we click "Document Information" from the first panel
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    In the second panel, we are going to click "NumWords"
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    This basically stands for "number of words".
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    We click on "OK"
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    In this video, it will be shown that there are 580 words in the document.
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    Now, we can add in some additional words
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    Let's type "a few more words" in the document. We will notice that the number does not update automatically. It is easy to update it.
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    We right-click the number
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    We can click "Update Field" or press the shortcut, which is "Command", "Option", "Shift", and "You"
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    Once we click "Update Field", Word will show the count for the additional words that we typed.
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Categories : Macintosh

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Djinu

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