OneNote 2007 Word Count

OneNote 2007 Word Count

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Here is another powertoy from the OneNote team, think of it as some love from the OneNote team on Valentine's Day. Jeff Cardon from the OneNote Test team wrote this powertoy which will count the number of words you have on a page, just by the click of the button. Here is what you should do:

  1. You need to have the .Net 2.0 Framework installed
  2. Download the application from here:
  3. Run setup
  4. Close and restart OneNote
  5. Look for this in the toolbar:

  1. Click the button!

This will launch the following app which counts the number of words on the page, title, ink and more! Just like this:

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Now you can get a word count in OneNote, nice work Jeff! If any of you have problems or questions please let us know by leaving feedback below.

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  • Hiya guys,

    Thanks for a wonderful app. Had the same problem as the previous posters at first though: the button would just turn grey whenever I tried to use it, but I followed the advice given (uninstalled, then installed for everyone) and (now maybe this is the trick) installed through the .exe installer, instead of the .msi.

    Hope this is of any help to the rest of you!



  • Unfortunately, mine still doesn't work. Like the others, I get the button but when I press it, it grays out and nothing happens. I switch to other pages and it remains grayed out until I close and reopen OneNote.

    I've uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled, set to Everyone and used the .exe to install, without result.

    Did anyone manage to get this to work after having this issue?

    I'm on XP SP2, and using OneNote 2007 (trial) with Office 2003.

    Any help would be gratefully received.


  • This tool is great but a missing feature is to provide all these statistics for a selection.

    Currently it only provides statistics for the whole section.

    Thanks again for this great tool

  • It's a very good toy but what if I need to count all the words - not just the words on the current page?

  • Looks like Jeff Cardon is jumping into the fray with his own blog: OneNote Tips & Tricks . 

  • Still doesn't work, only greys out - any idea's?

  • I've tried to keep this up to date twice a week since I started. Like most other people who run blogs,

  • This apparently installed incorrectly. I'm not even seeing the tool bar even in customize.

    Where do the files belong? They installed in a folder of their own, directly in Program files, not in the Office folder anywhere. I'm sure I could get it to work if I knew which folder the files should actually be in, but I've tried several I'm familiar with, to no avail. Anyone know where they go?

    I'm running Office 2007, on XP SP3.

  • Oops, sorry. My bad. I forgot I uninstalled the net framework a while back. Back to the drawing board! And seven lashes from a seductively dressed [oh, never mind]

  • It is a nice tool, but I think that selection count is a must have for any word count app. Is that a possible update in the future?

  • Every so often I'll get a question from someone who has a need to find pages that have embedded files

  • Thanks for this tool. I've installed with no problems. Do you think this could be installed in the next version as standard?

  • Excellent power toy. Works perfectly.

  • Hi, this is a great tool, but after I install it (and I installed for "All Users") I can't find the new icon that is supposed to show up.  I verified have the .NET framework (3.5 SP1) installed.  My first thought was that perhaps an assumption was made about which toolbars are enabled, but looking at the screenshot above the new icon appears to be part of the "Standard" toolbar, which I have enabled, and clicking on the more arrow to try to add buttons for the "Standard" toolbar I do not see the above icon anywhere.

    Is there another way to access this functionality, like maybe by a menu or something?  I am really disappointed.

    Also, I agree with the comments above about being able to comment on a seciotn.

  • Err whoops, that should have been "count the words in a selection", not "comment on a seciotn".

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