During writing, people need to meet some specific requirements occasionally such as the number of words. Luckily there’s a very convenient feature in Word called Word Count. It can count the words you’ve typed in Word document. If you’re not very familiar with it, please follow these steps:
1. Click Review, select Word Count in Proofing section.
2. Now you can check the progress of your work.
3. If you only want to count the words of several sentences of paragraphs, select the specific part before clicking Word Count.
4. In addtion to openning Word Count , you can also check the words of the document or selected paragraphs on the Status Bar of Word (which is at the bottom of the page).