Getting a Word Count

  1. Start Count Anything (see Getting Started for details. The Count Anything window appears.

    Count Anything main window

  2. Select the files you wish to include in the word count. You can drag and drop files, or use the "Add" buttons. When you've added all the files to count, click Count.
    (See Adding Files for details.)

  3. The word count appears in a tab in the Count Anything window. Click on file names to drill down on that file. Click on "Total" to drill down on the total for the word count. See Drilling Down on Results for details.

Adding Files

When you perform a word count, you add files to count in the File Picker box.

You can drag and drop files into the list, or use the Add File(s) and Add Folder buttons. Click Remove to remove the selected file(s) from the list.

You can also enter the URL of a Web page in order to get a word count for that page. Click on Add URL... to enter a URL.

When you add a folder, either by dragging and dropping it or by clicking Add Folder, the Add Folder dialog appears.

Add Folder dialog box

Select which kinds of file to add (or "All Files" to add all of them), whether to recurse subdirectories (whether to add files from subfolders as well), then click OK to add the contents of the folder.