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Microsoft Word 2007

Customizing the Status Bar

Word's Status Bar can keep track of and display statistics about your document. Statistics (e.g., word count or line number) or features (e.g., the macro recorder or the zoom slider) can be added, removed, or viewed easily.

return to topAdding & Removing Status Bar Features

You may be working on a document when referring to a specific statistic is important (e.g., line number, word count). When that is the case, you can add that statistic to the Status Bar for easy reference.

  1. With a document open, right click the STATUS BAR
    The Status Bar

  2. To add a feature to the Status Bar, from the pull-down list that appears, select the desired feature
    EXAMPLE: Select Line Number
    NOTES:
    The feature is selected if a checkmark appears before it.
    The feature appears on the Status Bar.
    Status Bar with the Line Number feature added

  3. To remove a feature from the Status Bar, from the pull-down list that appears, deselect the desired feature
    EXAMPLE: Select Word Count
    NOTES:
    The feature is selected if a checkmark appears before it.
    The feature is removed from the Status Bar.
    Status Bar with the Word Count feature removed

return to topViewing Document Statistics

You do not need to add a feature to the Status Bar to know its present status. The Status Bar's pull-down list provides updated information on your document.

  1. Right click the STATUS BAR
    The Status Bar

  2. From the pull-down list that appears, identify the feature which you want updated information on
    EXAMPLE: Identify the Word Count feature.

  3. On the right side of the feature, identify the desired statistic
    EXAMPLE:
    The Word Count feature provides the number of words in the document: 171.
    Customize Status Bar pull-down list

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