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Word count of all text with particular style?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:24 am    Post subject: Word count of all text with particular style? Reply with quote

I've recently been learning about the use of styles in openoffice.org 2.0.1 and want to know if I can somehow get a word count for all text with a particular style (e.g. word count of all text with 'Text Body' paragraph style). The standard word count feature just counts the whole document, and I want to know how many words I've written for a fixed-length essay (so exclude quotations, headers, contents table etc.). Is this possible?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. First do your word count including all text, then modify your body text style with character attribute "hidden." Repeat the word count and subtract the difference.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that tip. I suppose it's a work around rather than an easy way I just need to set up an 'essay body' character style and apply it appropriately. Easier than selecting text and adding up the numbers repeatedly though.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another approach is to do Find & Replace and search for you style with Find All. Then, while the different sections are still selected, do Tools > Word Count.
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