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. Jul 10, 2017 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.


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


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. Jul 11, 2017 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
    – user18397
    Jul 12, 2017 at 1:55

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