Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Viewing Document Statistics.

Viewing Document Statistics

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 10, 2017)

Word keeps track of an impressive array of statistics about your documents. These statistics include such mundane and obvious items as the file name, directory, template, and title. But you can also find out who last worked on the document, when it was last printed, and the total editing time spent on the document. This last statistic is nothing more than the time the document has been open.

If you want to view the statistics for the current document, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Properties option from the File menu. Word displays the Properties dialog box for your document.
  2. Click on the Statistics tab. The dialog box then displays the statistics for your document, as already described.
  3. Click on OK when you are done reviewing the statistics.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1102) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Viewing Document Statistics.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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