I have both Mac and Windows machines, and I don't mind having to convert my
.doc files to
.txt or whatever format. I just need to bulk count their words automatically.
I used to use a program called "word counter" for Mac, but the latest version fails to recognize the OS X 10.11 as higher than 10.4 and having an older mac just for that purpose doesn't seem worth it.
Edit: The final answer to my problem was these 2 lines. make sure you have the osx terminal open in the folder with all the files in it and type
textutil -convert txt *.docx
(converts all docx to txt)
cat *.txt | wc -w
(word counts all txt files)