In this post, i will show to you 3 ways to count number of characters in Word documents. It is easy and simple. Word 2016 usually show the words count at the bottom left of status bar.
Probably a few of you will wonder about this due to the need for some work. How to count how many words are in Word document that you just edited? For example, as a collaborator, or as some of you work at the request of a certain unit.
Well, if you are learning about this issue, this is the article for you. In this article I will instruct you 3 easiest ways to count how many characters in Word easily.
Moreover, with this tutorial you can also control how many pages, characters, number of lines … in the current Word file.
I. Check at status bar.
Open the text file you want to check up => click to select Words as shown below to turn on the dialog box to check elements and characters.
Here you will see these elements such as:
Pages: Number of pages.
Words: Number of words.
Characters (no spaces): Number of characters without spaces.
Characters (with spaces): Number of characters with spaces.
Paragraphs: The number of small paragraphs in a paragraph.
Lines: Number of lines.
OK, now you can know the number of pages, number of characters or number of letters, .. in the text easily.
If you do not see the word number at the bottom left of status bar. Please, right click on the status bar and select word count.
II. Count number of characters in Word by word count option.
Open the Word file contains characters you want to count => select tab Review => then click on Word Count to open the Word Count dialog box.
The same dialog box as above of Word Count will appear. This way in general is not different from the first way, and it doesn’t waste much more time than each other, so just do it the way you like.
III. Field options.
Step 1: First you also open the Word file => then place the cursor in any area of the text => select tab Insert => select Quick Parts, and click Field as shown below.
Step 2: In the Field dialog box, drag the slider down and select NumWords. Then select as below:
Format: Choose 1,2,3 …
Numeric Format: Choose an integer as 0.
=> Click OK to finish.
Step 3: In the cursor area at this time, Word has reported the number of words. To verify, try typing something in, then right-click and choose Update Field to review the results.
So all changes have been applied. You can do the reverse by deleting the characters and choose Update Field again to display the current words count.
So, I have just showed you a little tip of how to easily count the number of words in a Word document. You can do this with any documents. Overall, this trick is very easy to do and very simple as well. Hope it will be useful for you.