A correspondent writes:
I recently noticed that the Pages word count is not calculated correctly. I have reported it to Apple but I thought you guys should be aware of it. When the text contains hyphenated words, Pages treads them as individual words for the word count which is incorrect.
In education they should be counted as one word and, as I am studying at the moment, it has become an issue, a small issue, but an issue never the less.
See this previous article on this blog: Quick Word Count in Pages