You can count the number of words in a document in Google Docs. At the moment, this feature isn't available for spreadsheets or presentations.
- Open a document.
- Click the Tools menu.
- Select Word count.
This is what you'll see in the window that appears:
- Characters (no spaces)
- Characters (with spaces)
If you've selected specific text in your document, look under Selection for the numbers that apply to the selected text. Otherwise, look under Document for information on the entire document.