Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Viewing Document Statistics.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 13, 2015)
Word keeps track of an impressive array of statistics about your documents. These statistics include such mundane and obvious items as the file name, directory, template, and title. But you can also find out who last worked on the document, when it was last printed, and the total editing time spent on the document. This last statistic is nothing more than the time the document has been open.
If you want to view the statistics for the current document, follow these steps when using Word 2007:
If you are using Word 2010 or Word 2013 the steps are slightly different:
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