Microsoft KB Archive/58349
WinWord: NUMWORDS Field Shows Incorrect Number of Words
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c
The NUMWORDS field inserts the number of words that were in the document the last time you printed or updated the word count in the Statistics dialog box. The word count may be inaccurate even if you edited the document and updated the field.
Word for Windows Version 2.0
To correct this problem, choose Summary Info from the File menu, choose the Statistics button, and then choose the Update button. Press ENTER to complete the update process.
Word for Windows Version 1.x
To correct this problem, choose Summary Info from the Edit menu, choose the Statistics button, and then the Update button; or, you can simply print the document.
For all versions of Word for Windows, the Statistics dialog box contains the following fields:
File Name Directory Template Title Creation Date Last Saved Date Last Saved By Revision number Total editing Time Last printed As of Last Update: # of pages # of words # of characters
Additional query words: 1.0 1.1 1.1a 1.x 2.0 word6 winword winword2 2.0a 2.0b 2.0a-CD
Keywords : kbfield
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000