How To Count the
Number of Words in Footnotes in MS Word Documents
Yesterday, we showed you
how to count the number of words in your documents.
To do this, we used Microsoft Word’s Word Count tool to count the text.
But, how about if you want to go a bit deeper and
count the number of words in footers, headers, or
Where is the Word
This word count tool is built into Microsoft Word
but you may have it turned off on your menu settings. I did!
To turn it back on:
Now, you're ready to count the number of words in your
Marketing Plan, Technical Documents, User Guides, or
And if you're a
freelance writer or make a living working online,
it’s ideal as you can see how many words you’ve written and how many
more you need to make your page count!
How To Count Footnotes
You can also include footnotes and endnotes in the
If you want to count part of a document rather than
the entire document, Word can count the footnotes or endnotes that refer
to the selected text.
To do this, select the Include Footnotes and
How To Count Blocks of
You can also select multiple sections of
text to count. Sections do not have to be next to each other.
How many words do you think are in this article?
What tools do you use to count the number of words
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