Count words in a docIf you want to know the word count of the entire document, start by making sure that youhave no text selected. If you want a word count in a part of the document, select theappropriate text. Word 2007 automatically keeps track of the number of words in a document. It displays in the lower left of the screen If you highlight a portion of the document, Word will show you how many words you have selected
If you need to know more than just the number of words, you can get additional statisticsby clicking the WORD COUNT button in the Proofing group on the Review tab.
Spelling and GrammarAs you type, Word immediately goes to work, reading over your shoulder (so to speak). When it finds apotential spelling or grammar error, it places a wavy line under it.Red underline This indicates either a possiblespelling error or that Word doesnt recognize aword, such as a proper name or place. If youtype a word that is correctly spelled, but Worddoesnt recognize it, you can add it to Wordsdictionary so that it is not underlined in thefuture.Green underline Word thinks that grammarshould be revised.Blue underline A word is spelled correctly butdoes not seem to be the correct word for thesentence. For example, you type "too," but theword should be "to."
The Context MenuTo resolve potential errors, right-click the wavy line beneath an word. A context menu like thisone appears. The context menu lists possible corrections, as well as other options. If the correct word appears on the menu, choose it. It replaces the unknown word. If you want Word to ignore it throughout this document, choose Ignore All. If the word is correct and you want to add it to Words dictionary, choose Add. Once a word is in the dictionary, Word will never bother you about it again, so dont add a word unless you know its correct! Tip If you prefer not to stop every time you see wavy underlines, you can just ignore them as you go. When you are through, you can tell Word to check spelling and grammar all at one time