How to Check Word Count on Google Docs

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 on 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.

Ok, if you are using Google docs and if you are looking for word count for Google docs option, then follow the below steps. You will not only check word count but also pages, Characters, etc.

How to Check Word Count in 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-

count words in Google Docs

Display Word Count while typing

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

display word count while typing

Count Word of Highlighted Text in Google Docs

You don’t require any word count 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

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 text box, footnotes, and endnotes.

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