Count the words in a document

You can count the number of words in a document in Google Docs.

Count the words in a document (0:14)

Use word count

  1. Open a document.
  2. At the top of the page, click Tools.
  3. Click Word count to see the number of:
    • Pages
    • Words
    • Characters
    • Characters excluding spaces

Note: Unless you select a certain part of the document, word count applies to everything except headers, footers, and footnotes.


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