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Microsoft Word - Check Word Counts in Documents

When you need to know how many words, pages, characters, paragraphs, or lines are in a document, check the status bar.

Check the number of words in a document

  • Check the status bar to see the number of words of your document.

    Status bar showing total word count

  • For a partial word count, select the words you want to count. The status bar shows the word count for that selection and for the entire document.

    Status bar showing word count of selected text

Find the number of Characters, Paragraphs, and Lines

  • Click on the word count in the status bar.

    Word Count dialog box

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Keywords:microsoft word office 365 check word count document status bar   Doc ID:79533
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-22 11:21 MDTUpdated:2018-05-23 14:15 MDT
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