Show Word Count In Microsoft Word

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Depending on what you’re working on, such as an essay for a school assignment, you may have a specific word count you must reach (or not exceed). You can quickly tell what the current word count is in Microsoft Word.


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How to check the Word Count in Microsoft Word for WindowsGet the Word Count of an Entire DocumentGet the Word Count of a Specific Section of a DocumentHow to kiểm tra the Word Count in Microsoft Word for MacGet the Word Count of an Entire DocumentGet the Word Count of a Specific Section of a Document


How to check the Word Count in Microsoft Word for Windows

You can get the word count for your entire Word document, or you can get the word count of just a specific section in Word for Windows.


Get the Word Count of an Entire Document

The easiest way to get the word count of your entire Word document is to simply kiểm tra the status bar, as the word count is displayed by default. You can find the word count lớn the left of the status bar at the bottom of the window.

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If you’re not seeing the word count in the status bar, it may have been previously disabled. You can bring the word count back by right-clicking any area of the status bar và then choosing “Word Count” from the context menu.

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Alternatively, khổng lồ get the word count, click the “Review” tab, and then choose “Word Count” in the Proofing group.

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The Word Count dialog box will appear. You can find the word count next lớn Words.

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Get the Word Count of a Specific Section of a Document

You can also get the word count of a specific section in a Word document. This is useful if you need to lớn keep the entire word document within a certain word count but you feel you’re being too wordy in a specific section.

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All you need to vị is highlight the section of the document you want to lớn get the word count of by clicking & dragging your mouse over the text. Once highlighted, the selected word count will appear in the status bar in an x of y format–x being the selected word count & y being the total word count of the document.

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Or, highlight the text you want lớn get the word count of, click “Word Count” in the “Review” tab, and then kiểm tra the number next to Words in the dialog box.

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How to kiểm tra the Word Count in Microsoft Word for Mac

You can also get the word count of an entire Word document (or just a specific section) on Mac. The process is similar lớn that of Windows.

Get the Word Count of an Entire Document

To get the word count of your entire Word doc, just check the word count lớn the left of the status bar at the bottom of the window. The word count feature is added here by default.

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If you don’t see the word count, it may have been previously disabled. You can bring it back by right-clicking anywhere on the status bar và then selecting “Word Count” from the context thực đơn that appears.

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You can also get the word count of the document by clicking “Tools” in the header menu and then choosing “Word Count.”

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The word count is displayed next to Words.

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Get the Word Count of a Specific Section of a Document

You can also get the word count of a specific section. To vì chưng this, highlight the text you want to lớn get the word count of by clicking & dragging your cursor over the text. Once selected, kiểm tra the word count in the status bar. The first number represents the selected word count.

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Or, mở cửa the Word Count dialog box (Tools > Word Count) & then check the number next to lớn Words.

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Getting the word count isn’t the only feature available in Word. You can also get the page, character, paragraph, và line count, & see how long you’ve been working on a document. If you want, you can even insert the word count of your document into the document itself!

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