Those who usually need to count words in .doc documents (MS Word documents) may already know that words in text boxes cannot be counted using the Word count tool. There is a fabulous tool called CompleteWordCount which not only allows you to count words in: headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, shapes ad text boxes and comments. It will even allow you to omit pages from the total word count. It is easy to install and is designed for Microsoft Word 2000 and later versions.
1. What does CompleteWordCount do?
The CompleteWordCount add in allows you to see a full word count for the different areas of your document.
2. Why doesn’t Microsoft Word give me an accurate word count?
Word does not give you a full word count of your document.Microsoft Word includes a built-in word counter. But it is not always accurate. It does not give you a count of all the words in your document. It doesn’t count words in headers or footers, or, importantly, in diagrams made up of text boxes, autoshapes and other Word elements. Only in later versions of Word can you get Word to include footnotes and endnotes in its count. Earlier versions of Word don’t count words in footnotes or endnotes.