Select 'File->File Statistics' from the main menu to view stats on the file you are currently editing. An example:
|Last saved:||17.09.2003 20:56:00|
|File size:||1 989 bytes|
|Selection size:||55 bytes|
|Number of lines:||73|
|Number of words:||238|
|Number of letters:||1170|
The first three lines display the name under which the file was last saved, file type and time/date of the last modification. The fourth line displays file size in bytes. Overall file size is comprised of the total number of characters in the file (including hidden character such as line breaks and carriage returns).
In case you have selected some text in the editor window prior to executing 'File->File Statistics' command, the size of selection (in bytes) is displayed as well.
'Number of lines' indicates the total number of lines in the file. A line is a sequence of characters terminated by pressing [Enter] key on the keyboard, which actually inserts a line feed/carriage return character into the file.
Number of words indicates the number of sequences of 'letters' separated by sequences of 'non-letters'. A sequence consisting of a single letter is also considered to be a word.