allow excluding tables and references in word count
In academia these items are often not included in very restrictive word limits. Removing them from large documents to check on 'actual' word count can be incredibly cumbersome.
This option could be included in the word count pop-up window that currently allows to exclude footnotes etc.
Agreed this needs further developing; and indeed the current Word count tool does include tick box to include/exclude: textboxes, footnotes and endnotes.
I would also like to be able to exclude the title page, table of contents, bibliography, footnotes, textboxes, and equations, as well as to tell it how many words to count equations as.
Cross link to the similar uservoice request: