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Couldn't agree more - I am also an editor, and the live word count is vital. I switched to Word 2016 for Mac and was so appalled I switched back to Word 2011 immediately. And another thing that vexed me was the removal of the facility whereby a newly opened Word document remembered its previous configuration on the page. Let's face it, lowest common denominator rules these days, and specialist requirements are ignored. What happened, Apple?!!