While you are typing something in a document Microsoft Office Word 2007 automatically displays the word count on the status bar at the bottom of the workspace (left corner). Apart from counting the words you can also count the number of Pages, Paragraphs, Lines and Characters, either including or excluding the spaces. You can also count the number of words in a selection. When you select a part of the text the status bar displays the number of words in the selection. The word count is shown as 150/1000, where 150 is the selected word count and 1000 is the total word count.
You can also count the number of pages, words, characters(with or without spaces), paragraphs and lines including or excluding text in footnotes, endnotes, and text boxes. The Word Count dialog box actually displays all these data. To get this click on the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Word Count.
Or you can can also view the Word Count by clicking on the word count that is displayed on the status bar at the bottom of the workspace (left corner).