How to Check Word Count on Google Docs Shortcut

Google docs provide many functionalities to you for creating a word document. But when a long document is created and you want to check word count in Google docs like number of words, number of pages in word document, or how many characters are there in my document then what’ll you do.

Here you will learn how to put word count on Google docs with shortcut, insert word count while typing, the word count of highlighted text, etc in your desktop computer.

You will not only check word count but also pages, Characters, etc.

How to Check Word Count on Google Docs

Navigate to Tools and Click it

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Click on Word Count or You can also use Ctrl + Shift + C shortcut for counting of words in google docs. A small description will open in front of you which will show detail about the page like (Characters, Words, etc). See below image for example-

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How to Check Word Count on Google docs while Typing

Press Ctrl + Shift + C and tick the checkbox to Display word count while typing. After enabling it, now when you write anything on google docs, it will display the number of words on bottom left corner.

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Word Count of Selection Text in Google Docs

You don’t require any word count tool or extension for this. Just Select the whole sentence to highlight of which you want to count words as given in below image

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Now Press Ctrl + Shift + C or Go to Tools > Word Count

It will show the pages, number of words out of total words, characters with and without spaces.

Google docs Word Count Shortcut

There is also a way to how to check word count on Google docs keyboard shortcut which is available for MacOS and Windows OS.

For Mac user  “Command + Shift + C”

For Windows user “ Ctrl + Shift + C”

When counting of word in Google document you must note that it will only count pages, words, characters, etc it will not include a text box, footnotes, and endnotes.

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