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In OpenOffice Writer 3.4.1 is there a way to show the word count as you type without clicking anything? I'm new with OpenOffice and am use to word.

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You can use the Live Word Count python marco

  • Install python
  • Create Macro
  • Add Macro to your menu bar in OO
  • Create shortcut for the Live Word Count macro

Live Word Count Macro Screenshot

More details can be found: http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Productivity-Sauce/Add-Instant-Word-Count-Feature-to-OpenOffice.org-Writer

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