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Any update on this? For people working with docs of hundreds of thousands of words, the "highlight" workaround is impractical. People who write and edit books need to be able to see word counts within sections and chapters of large complex documents.
22 votesRM commented
As of October, 2017, still not seeing an option in the status bar menu to enable Live Word Count. Only a Total Word Count for the document.
That is, Word indicates where the cursor is in terms of pages (133 of 298) but not in terms of words (e.g. 4,231 of 210,000).
For people who work with Word docs for a living, this is critical.
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