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How do we most quickly get the character count on a document with Word 2007?
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by:santoshmotwani
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check this out
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by:santoshmotwani
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click on word ( bottom left hand side ) and it will give you all details
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by:jkofte
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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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by:MINDSUPERB
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It is in Review Tab -> Proofing Group -> then Click Word Count.

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by:Chris Bottomley
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Check file | Properties | Statistics

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by:Chris Bottomley
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Sorry 2007:

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

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click review and then word count.
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Which now makes my post the same as Ed's so please ignore!

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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)
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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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