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    Posted: 10 Feb 2011 at 5:44am
Am I right in thinking that the word count method used by Microsoft Word is the one we should base our word count on?  I just put my story through a few other word counters and got a different count each time...


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Yes, the Microsoft Word counter (Prepare>Properties>Advanced Properties>Statistics) will be used to confirm the actual word count for the stories.  Good luck!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Woodro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2011 at 12:47am
My title page has my word count at 2527, but w/o the title page its 2496.  Word count does not include title page, correct?
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Correct, the title and synopsis on the title page are not included in the word count. Good luck!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sootfoot5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2011 at 11:21pm
I was forced to write using Open Office - it said I was under the word limit.  I submitted, saw all this about Microsoft, got someone to run mine through Microsoft, and came out 10 words over.  I slashed 10 words and resubmitted in plenty of time - I know in prior years participants were allowed to resubmit and it was their last submission that was judged.  Does that still hold true?  
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soot - yes :)
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I was pretty sure it did but one does better to CYA and say something.  ;)  
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