Microsoft Office Forums

Go Back   Microsoft Office Forums > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-26-2009, 01:06 PM
ingmar.s ingmar.s is offline Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Windows XP Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Office 2003
Novice
Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
ingmar.s is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page

Hey there,

I am currently writing an essay and to make it easier I would like to make a template where I have an automated text field counting my words. I have found the right one (numwords) but how do I make it not counting my title page?



Cheers
Ingmar
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-08-2009, 03:05 AM
ingmar.s ingmar.s is offline Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Windows XP Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Office 2003
Novice
Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
ingmar.s is on a distinguished road
Default Nobody??

Hey

don't any of you have experience with MS word fields? Begging for help! Please!

Cheers

Ingmar
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-08-2009, 08:37 AM
Ulodesk Ulodesk is offline Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Windows 10 Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Office 2021
Word 2013 Expert Cert
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 866
Ulodesk is on a distinguished road
Default Fields

I have relatively little experience, but here's something to try, noting the copy from Word help on fields, below.

- (minus sign) This format item adds a minus sign to a negative result or adds a space if the result is positive or 0 (zero). For example,
{ = 10 - 90 \# -## } displays -80.

Try this: select everything on your title page and check the status bar at the bottom of your doc for the number of words. (If it's not showing, right-click the bar and select Word count.) Then, simply insert this number after a minus sign in your Numwords field.

Does this solve your problem?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-08-2009, 10:23 AM
Ulodesk Ulodesk is offline Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Windows 10 Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Office 2021
Word 2013 Expert Cert
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 866
Ulodesk is on a distinguished road
Default Here's the solution!

I didn't figure it out; my previous answer, as you may have found, is wrong. I found this on another forum, posted by Macropod:

Press Ctrl+F9 (the F9 key, that is) twice, which inserts a blank field containing another blank field. After the first curly bracket and space, you'll insert an equal sign. Then the next curly bracket will follow with its space, then type NUMWORDS. The existing space and bracket follow. Then type the number of words on your title page (counting them as I suggested above), which will be followed by the existing space and final curly bracket, like this:

{ ={ NUMWORDS }-4 }

Thanks, Macropod! After realizing that my solution didn't work, no matter how I arranged the -#, and spending nearly an hour trying to find it clearly presented in Help or on the web, I found your reply.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Title & Subtitle box mkaminski PowerPoint 0 07-29-2009 10:17 AM
PP 2007: Template - Title slide boxes netkos PowerPoint 0 02-19-2009 10:30 AM
Don't count 0 in a chart Rmaisone Excel 0 08-21-2006 12:26 PM
How to count cells containing data and meet certain criteria AdamNT Excel 1 08-11-2006 11:51 PM
Creating Text to count words WITHOUT title page Spreadsheet for words Rosie Office 3 06-15-2005 02:27 PM

Other Forums: Access Forums

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
MSOfficeForums.com is not affiliated with Microsoft