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Word Count Tricks

December 6th, 2012 · No Comments

A customer wanted to know the following:

“Hi Nisus: How do I get a running word count without having to go through tools etc and add to the end of the text…”

Good question. I have a good answer I hope.

You can put the word count in every new document by editing the Nisus New File. The header or footer are great places for this kind of information. To do this, follow these easy steps:

  1. Launch Nisus Writer Pro preferences (Nisus Writer Pro > Preferences…).
  2. Click on New File > Advanced > Open For Editing.
  3. In the Nisus New file click on the header and choose Insert > Automatic Number > Word Count.
  4. Insert the word count into the header or the footer and save the Nisus New File.

From then on every new document will have the word count placed in the header or footer.

I should say that if you don’t want to do this another solution is to use the statistics palette as a floating palette. Just grab the palette’s title and drag it to the desktop. Either way, both solutions are good and useful.

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