How are DIN lines calculated?
1 DIN line = 55 characters including spaces
In MS Word 2003 click on Tools -> Word Count. In MS Word 2007 simply click on Words: (see bottom status panel)
Divide the number given for “characters (with spaces)” by 55.
That’s it! You have the DIN line count.
Bear in mind that MS-Word doesn’t count text contained in graphics, text boxes etc. In such cases it is advisable to use software such as Practicount or AnyCount.