Word: Count the number of wordsFebruary 25, 2009
Microsoft Word has a handy feature that shows the number of words, phrases, lines, paragraphs, characters etc. in your entire document or a selected section.
- Select Tools > Word Count from the menu:
Hint: If you want to get the count for a particular section, select the phrase, sentence, paragraph etc. then select Tools > Word Count. Only the words etc. in that selection will be counted.
- Go to the Review tab, then click the ABC123 icon in the Proofing group.
You can also get a quick count from the lower left of the status bar: