- From the Tools menu, click Customize.
- Select the Command tab and highlight Tools in the list of Categories.
- Scroll down the list of Commands and select Word Count.
- Click the Keyboard button and then click the Press New Shortcut field.
- Choose which keys you want to use, then click Assign and Close.
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: