Hi, couple of minor problems. I wanted to help my wife with a macro that would count all the words in the document and also the number of words in bold. I can't even get to first base on this because the VBA word count seems to be all screwy. For example: 'MsgBox ActiveDocument.Range.Words.Count' returns an answer of 10 for a document that has 5 words in it. The word count on the menu Tools...word count gives the correct answer. Is there a simple way to access that, and why does words.count not just ummm count the words? BTW this is Word 2003, and it's up to date with all the patches.