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How do I keep a track of the Daily Word Count? i.e. if I have a target of 500 Words/day for 5 days, how can I keep a Daily Word Count to ensure that I'm on par with my Daily Target?

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    Do a word count before you start. Write it down. Do a word count when you finish. Write it down. Subtract A from B. If it's less than your target, keep writing. – Lauren Ipsum Jul 10 '17 at 13:01
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If you are doing proper double spacing and margins, you get about 250 words to a page. So for 500 words a day, you need about 2 pages. Rather than words do a page, you will find it easier to keep track of.

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If you would like a graphic representation of your daily word count (though you need to input it yourself) I would recommend Word Keeper Alpha. You can track several projects and see your average word counts as well.

Word Keeper Alpha word count tracking

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Microsoft Word has the ability to tell you the word count. All you do is highlight the text and enable the option (Review|Word Count). I imagine other word processors have a similar function.

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    Actually, Word constantly displays your current word count in the lower left corner, next to the page count. It is a total count for the document. – Henry Taylor Jul 11 '17 at 17:37
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    @HenryTaylor - yes, but if you're only interested in the particular part of the document you've been working on that day, then you need to highlight the text and check the word count – Thomo Jul 12 '17 at 1:55

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