Getting character count with Word 2007

How do we most quickly get the character count on a document with Word 2007?
Thanks.
ksfokAsked:
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MINDSUPERBConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It is in Review Tab -> Proofing Group -> then Click Word Count.

Ed
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santoshmotwaniCommented:
check this out
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santoshmotwaniCommented:
click on word ( bottom left hand side ) and it will give you all details
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jkofteCommented:
I don't know if word has such a function, but you can paste the documet to notepad and the size of the txt file in bytes will give you the character count.
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Check file | Properties | Statistics

Chris
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Chris BottomleyConnect With a Mentor Software Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Sorry 2007:

Review Tab and click the word count button "ABC 123" on the proofing pane of the tab.

Chris
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CairnEnergyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
click review and then word count.
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Chris BottomleyConnect With a Mentor Software Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Which now makes my post the same as Ed's so please ignore!

Chris
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Connect With a Mentor Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

I believe you are after a character count, not a word count. The Statistics tab in the Document Properties dialog will show you both Word and Character counts.

If you want to show the number of characters in the Word document itself, you can include the {NUMCHARS} field.

Hit Ctrl-F9 to enter a field. Hit Alt-F9 to display Field codes. You will see something like

{}

Click between the brackets and enter

 NUMCHARS  \# "0"  \* MERGEFORMAT

so that it looks like

{  NUMCHARS  \# "0"  \* MERGEFORMAT  }

Then hit Alt-F9 again to hide Field Codes, right-click the field and select "Update Field" from the context menu.

See attached document for an example.

cheers, teylyn
characterCount.docx
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ksfokAuthor Commented:
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