word count for subset of a text document

Is there a way to highlight a few paragraphs of the document I’m working in and see how many words are there? I know the footer shows the total in the document but I’m talking about a quick way to count for a highlighted subset of the document.

Select the text and then right-click–the count is either in the bottom of the context menu or is at the bottom in the “Writing Tools” submenu of the context menu. (Sorry, I don’t have it available to check at the moment, but you should be able to find it. Otherwise I’ll verify the location for you later!)

How’d I miss that? thanks!