Count the words in a document

Use word count

Note: Word count is only available for Google Docs.
  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. To find the count of words, characters, and pages, at the top of the page, click Toolsand thenWord count.
  3. To find the word count while you type, check "Display word count while typing"and thenOK.
  4. In the bottom left, click on the Word count box to display:
    • Pages
    • Words
    • Characters
    • Characters without spaces
  5. To hide the word count, in the bottom left, click the Word count box and thenHide word count.

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

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