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Old 02-07-2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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Openoffice promlem

Does anyone know how I can get openoffice word count to only count words in text I've selected rather than the whole document?
Old 02-07-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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Well, the dirty way to do it is to open a new document, cut and paste your selected text in there and then do a wc on that new document.
Old 02-08-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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Hadn't thought of that - Thanks!

It still would be good if anyone knows the answer to my original question!!
Old 02-08-2004, 11:39 AM   #4
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well my guess would be, if you select the text and instruct it to do a word count and it still ends up counting all the words throughout the document, then i would say that is telling you that this isn't an option
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I gots me an idea!

Do what the other suggested but record it as a macro.
Select a text the press tool >>>>> macros >>>>>>> record macro and do:
press ctrl C
press ctrl N
press ctrl Z
stop recording
assign it to a key like control shift q or something
now just select a text, press ctrl shift q and voila!


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