How to get word counts in word 2007

 
You can count the number of words for an entire document or for a selection of text in the document. You can also count the number of words,paragraphs, lines, and characters .

if you want to show the word cout information on status bar of the word 2007, follow these steps:

1. Right-click the Status bar at the bottom of the window
2. Select Word Count

The word count for the entire document will be displayed in the Status bar.
If you want to see the word count for a particular selection, simply highlight the select text,
follow these steps :

1. Open the Review ribbon in your MS ward application (see in the Picture)

2. Click Word Count in the Proofing section
You can see the count of the pages, words, characters (no spaces), characters (with spaces), paragraph, and lines.