Windows Live Writer Tip #3 – Turn on real time word count


Many users have found the word count feature until the “Tools” menu.  It is possible to turn on word count so it will continue to update in the status bar, just as it would in Microsoft Word:

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This feature can be turned on though:

Tools > Options > Editing > Show real-time word count in status bar

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Some history for those that care.  Real time word count was the first feature I worked on when I joined the Windows Live Writer team. 🙂


Comments (4)
  1. lazycat7788 says:

    i didnt notice that,thanks for sharing this useful information..

  2. Logan says:

    Thanks so much!  This is really useful for me.

  3. Harry Nguyen says:

    To keep track of the word and character count, I use this http://wordcounttools.com tool and it works like a charm.

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