Apparently one feature missing from OneNote 2010 is a word count function.  OneNote was developed to be a note taking program and when your taking notes apparently there is not much need to know how many words you have written in a particular note.

Well Jeff Cardon, a member of the OneNote team, decided there is a purpose to having the ability to count the words in your notes. 

So what did he do?

Well he created a powertoy that adds the Word Count functionality to OneNote. I love developers!

You can read more about the add in he created and download it from his post at his Word Count for OneNote 14 blog entry.