Your word count DISAPPEARS from the bottom tool bar! Arrrrrgggh!
This is not a catastrophe; just a pain in the ass I don't particularly need with 8K left in the second draft of my novel. I need to be able to keep track of my daily count! In the end, I cut the final scene and pasted into a new document (titled "second_draft2"), which leaves me with almost 3K of wiggle room to finish the scene I'm on before moving to The Owl Bearer Part 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Bah. WTF, Word for Mac? It never occurred to you that someone might use your program to write something with a six-digit word count?