This add-in to Excel helps count words in a given file.
Excel Word Count is an add-in for Excel. This add-in helps count words used in the spreadsheet. This function is quite like the word count function in the MS Word. It is possible to count words in the active sheet, active workbook and selected cells. This tool is able to count not only words but also characters and sheets in workbooks. You would be able to get the cells with text in them counted. The counting is carried out in active sheets. Text frames, auto-shapes, word art, smart art, etc. could be counted. This tool will help count cells that have specific words and a range of cells that have them could be counted easily. This software works with Windows platform and is compatible with MS Office 2010, 2007, and 2003 versions.
The add-in lets you operate through the menu items added by it in the Excel toolbar. In the ribbon version of the tool bar, all the menu items are grouped together in word count tab on the ribbon. The options include count active sheets, count all sheets, count cells, etc. then you have the options for registering, about the product and removing the add-in. It also adds an access to on-line help. The tool is simple enough to operate. With this additional online help most users would be able to get productive with it quite easily. Overall, this tool could be useful wherever you have a need for counting out various data in a spreadsheet. This is often required as a verification method. This is a good tool.