After copying the text of the script to Script Editor and saving it off in your ~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver/Actions folder, all you need to do is select some text, activate a “Command window with Selection” and then type “word” (or whatever matches the name you gave to the script when saving),:
The Growl alert is quick and simple:
Of course, this is not the only way to get a word count in Quicksilver.
Spell Catcher X’s statistics service is available within Quicksilver and provides even more information, including how much fog is in your prose:
Spell Catcher X is shareware (USD 39.95) but good enough to be in my Top Ten Things every Mail.app user should have.
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