Calculating word and character counts


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Calculating word and character counts

When you need to get information about character count or word count or even line and paragraph count, you do not need to take a round trip over to Microsoft Word or something like that, you can actually get that information right from within InDesign. The trick is to open up the Info palette. Let's go to the Window menu and pull down to Info. Now at first blush it doesn't look like there is any relevant information in there about word count or character count, and that's based because the Info panel is contextual, based on what you have selected. So right now I have this text frame selected, but with the Selection tool as opposed to the Text tool, so I'm getting frame information.

If I switch to the Text tool, I just press T on my keyboard, and then go ahead and click inside this text frame, I immediately start getting some relevant information here about word and character count. This is also based on selection. So if I just have my cursor blinking inside this story, it ...

Calculating word and character counts
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Calculating word and character counts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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