The Right Way to Count Words in MS Word (using Shortcuts)

ms-word-wordcount If you want to know how many words there are in a paragraph, or block of copy, select the text and click on Word Count. To create a keyboard shortcut to Word Count:
  1. From the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. Select the Command tab and highlight Tools in the list of Categories.
  3. Scroll down the list of Commands and select Word Count.
  4. Click the Keyboard button and then click the Press New Shortcut field.
  5. Choose which keys you want to use, then click Assign and Close.