Word count and character count in Microsoft Word

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Look/click bottom left or select Review Tab then click Word Count button. A third, less used, way is to put the blinking marker anywhere in your document, select the Insert Tab, click on Quick parts, select Field, then select NumWords. When you click OK, a so called field is inserted, showing the number of words in the document.

Now, regardin the the Status bar in the bottom: If you do not see the square with numbers, you must add it manually. Just right-click anywhere on the status bar and highlight Word Count, and the square will appear. You can also add or remove other information,…

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8 thoughts on “Word count and character count in Microsoft Word


    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    Thank You sir.

    Building Up Contractor

    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    Excellent video, simple explanation in complex steps., rarely you see something with very good quality of work., congratulations!.. .

    Modhumita mondal

    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    Very nice

    Amit Indian

    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    thanks a lot

    Eric Hutchings

    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    Thank you Kent

    محمد زهران

    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    Excellent, highly experienced

    Reading Through History

    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    What if it refuses top show the word count. It just says 0 words, even thought it is a 7 page document. I even pasted the text into a new document, and it still says 0. I need to know how many words this document actually has, but the counter refuses to work. I've ran into this issue with several of my chapters.

    Amulya Vishwanath

    (September 16, 2019 - 9:44 am)

    Thanks, this was a quick and neat tutorial!

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