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#8: Word Count

Another feature that has been moved is Word Count. This tool gives you a rundown on the amount of characters, words, and other elements in the highlighted selection and the entire document. From previous editions of Word, accessing this tool was a two-click process: Tools > Word Count. However, Microsoft moved the tool for the better. The status bar on the bottom of Word 2007 always shows the document word count. Plus, when you have text highlighted it shows the count on the selection in addition to the entire document. If you want further info, you can click the status area to bring up the dialog box.

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