Re: Having challenge with Character count in microsoft office


One of the things being overlooked with all of the non-program-standard keystrokes is that they are probably screen reader specific and that throws a monkey wrench into everything if you ever have to change screen readers, even temporarily.

You're far better off using the program's, and in this case that's MS-Word, built-in keyboard shortcuts to get what you want.   That will almost never change at this point since the ribbons have been stable for some time now for the most part, and what's changed has been additions, not reassignment of existing shortcuts.

ALT+R, followed by W is always going to get the Word Count dialog for you, at least from Word 2010 forward.
Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703, Build 15063  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

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