Skip to content The Open University

Skills Check 0

The Skills Check is a short survey which should take you no more than 3 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the Skills Check we provide you with a personal learning plan targeted to your personal study needs and goals.

Sign in to work on the Skills Check.
  1. Home
  2. Demo: using word count

Demo: Using word count

Please note

This demo requires Adobe Flash Player.

Steps

  1. Highlight the text to be counted. If you want to count words in the whole file, select Edit > Select All.
  2. Select Tools > Word Count and the Word Count dialog window opens.
  3. Note the number of words and click on the Close button.
    Alternatively you can use the Recount button in the Word Count toolbar.
  4. Select View > Toolbars.
  5. Select Word Count and the Word Count toolbar appears.
  6. Highlight the text to be counted. If you want to count words in the whole file, select Edit > Select All.
  7. Click on the Recount button in the toolbar and the number of words is displayed.