Count the words in your publication with Microsoft Word

If you have Microsoft Word 6.0 or later installed, then you can count words in your Microsoft Publisher publication. Microsoft Word counts the words in a text box or in a series of connected text boxes.

  1. In your publication, click the text box that contains the words you want to count. If the text box is connected to other text boxes, all the words in the connected text boxes are counted.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Edit Story in Microsoft Word.
  3. On the Tools menu in Word, click Word Count.
  4. Click Close.
  5. On the Microsoft Word File menu, click Close & Return to <publication name>.
Applies to:
Publisher 2007, Publisher 2003