Word count

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

Computer
  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.

Android app
  1. Open the Google Docs app .
  2. Open a document.
  3. Touch the More icon .
  4. Touch Word count to see the number of:
    • 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.

iPhone or iPad app

Word count isn't available for the Google Docs app for iPhone or iPad.

Availability

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