- Word and character count is shown in the status bar, and is kept up to date as you edit.
- If you want to count only some text of your document, select the text.
- To display extended statistics such as count of characters without spaces, double click the word count in the status bar, or choose Tools - Word Count.
How does LibreOffice count words?
In general, every string of characters between two spaces is a word. Dashes, tabs, line breaks, and paragraph breaks are word limits, too.
Words with always visible hyphens, as in plug-in, add-on, user/config, are counted as one word each.
The words can be a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters. So the following text counts as four words: abc123 1.23 "$" http://www.example.com.
To add a custom character to be considered as the word limit, choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Writer - General' and add the character into the Additional separators field.
|To get some more statistics about the document, choose File - Properties - Statistics.|