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 check word count on Google docs with shortcut, view word count while typing, better word count of highlighted words, 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
Click on Word Count or You can also use Ctrl + Shift + C command 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-
Show word count in 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 accurate number of words on bottom left corner.
Word count highlighted text Google docs
To display word count of highlight words just select the whole sentence now press Ctrl + Shift + C key from keyboard to view word count in Google docs OR
Go to Tools > Word Count as given in the below image
You don’t require any word count tool or extension for this.
It will show the pages, number of words out of total words, characters with and without spaces.
How to check word count on Google docs shortcut
Use keyboard shortcut for word count on Google docs which is available for MacOS and Windows OS.
To view word count Mac user use “Command + Shift + C”
To view word count Windows user use “Ctrl + Shift + C”
When counting word in Google doc you must note that it will only count pages, words, characters, etc it will not include a text box, footnotes, and endnotes.