Word: Count the number of words

February 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.

Word 2003

  • Select Tools > Word Count from the menu:

Word Count

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.

Word 2007

  • Go to the Review tab, then click the ABC123 icon in the Proofing group.

word_count_2007You can also get a quick count from the lower left of the status bar:


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