Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar
The Logical Blog by IconLogic
OCTOBER 27, 2010
In Word 2003 (and earlier versions), grayed-out shortcuts line the status bar at the bottom of the screen. In Word 2007 or 2010, the Track Changes shortcut appears at first to be absent, but if you right-click the status bar, you get a menu in which you can choose to add the Track Changes shortcut. If you click it, it produces full statistics about the number of pages, words, characters, paragraphs, and lines. by Jennie Ruby.