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Hi Guys...

Does anyone have any idea how I can exclude my bibliography and below (appendices) from the wordcount.

Obviously I can put them on another document, but I am using a lot of automation in my document (automatic contents page, automatic sourcing, automatic cross-referencing for figures in appendix), also using an automatic word count field on my cover page which needs to be accurate.

Any advice, would be much appreciated!

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(Original post by thisaintnoparty)
Hi Guys...

Does anyone have any idea how I can exclude my bibliography and below (appendices) from the wordcount.

Obviously I can put them on another document, but I am using a lot of automation in my document (automatic contents page, automatic sourcing, automatic cross-referencing for figures in appendix), also using an automatic word count field on my cover page which needs to be accurate.

Any advice, would be much appreciated!

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Just select the parts that you don't want to include and subtract it from the total word count. I'm not sure if there's a more elegant solution, I'm afraid.
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Yeah, that means I have to do it everytime I have to wordcount.
And will have to change the number everytime in my wordcount on my cover page, which shows my lecturer that I could be lying about it.
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Yeah, that means I have to do it everytime I have to wordcount.
And will have to change the number everytime in my wordcount on my cover page, which shows my lecturer that I could be lying about it.
This may be useful: http://www.techtalkz.com/microsoft-o...lar-style.html
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That might work, but I have a Mac... and I don't even have the first part of the instructions.
Nevermind.
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Yeah, that means I have to do it everytime I have to wordcount.
And will have to change the number everytime in my wordcount on my cover page, which shows my lecturer that I could be lying about it.
Unless they've asked for automatic wordcount why would a manual one be a problem? They've usually got a highly developed spider sense for word counts +/- 10% anyway.
Imo you'd spend your time better working on the actual text if the hand in is looming.
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I just type the word count at the bottom of the essay/report etc.
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