word count question

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.
thanks
Amy

In the Mac version this is shown in the footer in blue when you make a selection; in Windows, it is at the bottom of the right-click context menu for a text selection.

I see you posted this in both the Mac and Windows support forums, so I’m not sure which you’re asking about. Please only post once, in the forum applicable to the version you’re asking about, to reduce confusion and time spent repeating answers. Thank you!