Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 4:55 AM (in response to gerhardfromkönigstein)
You can select the parts you want a count for and in the Inspector > Document tab > Info > Range > Selection
you will get the counting.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to fruhulda)
I already know this, but this does'nt really helps. This is a method which is really cumbersome and time consuming and does also only solves (if I would use it) half of the problem. I think that Pages is here really behind the state-of-the-art word processing programs.
Just to give you an example in this case: let us assume my document is 120 pages long and has different sections and sub-sections with different headlines and I use many numbers and annual details - the result is that I can#t tell straight away how many words (and I mean pure words because this is the requirement of the educational institution) I have written. It gives you a total number (I can read them the way you have described, or at the end of screen you can always see the total number) but this count includes everything incl. footnotes etc. - and this doesn't really helps. The other way is to go paragraph by paragraph through the doc. - very comfortable !
So you see it is not a real solution and I doubt that Apple has one.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to gerhardfromkönigstein)
See if your solution is in this 2009 MacRumors post.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to gerhardfromkönigstein)
Why not just select the text you have without selecting the footnotes? That is what you asked for. Pages doesn't ignores numbers though.