Before you go ahead to read my guide on how to check word count in Google docs.
I have something to say;
If you are a big fan of Google Docs like me I really wish I could shake your hands right now.
Microsoft word fans have got nothing on us trust me.
Basically, it is beyond any reasonable doubt that we Google docs users ROCK!
In this article, I will be sharing with my fellow Google Docs buddies, how to check word count in Google docs.
Are you ready? Brace yourself because it is about to get exciting.
How To See Word Count in Google Docs
Unlike other long articles, this one requires just a few steps. Here’s how to check word count in Google docs.
1. Click on Tools option. It is located at the top of the Google Docs page.
2. Find and click on word count.
After clicking on word count, based on what you have written so far, Google docs will show you the numbers of pages, words, characters and characters excluding spaces.
Here’s a more descriptive answer.
Pages: This simply refers to the number of pages that your content has. If you where to print what you have on Google docs, you would get a total number of pages that are shown to you.
Words: This simply refers to the number of words that are present in your write up. If you where working as a freelance writer and were asked to do 3000 words, this is a great way to know how many words you have done using Google docs.
Characters: This displays the total number of characters in the whole page including spaces.
Characters Excluding Spaces: This displays the total count of the characters excluding spaces.
Is that all?
Nope there’s more.
How To Check Word Count On Google Docs (Specific Words)
You can use this method to check the word count of a particular paragraph or group of paragraphs.
This really comes in handy when you are writing a word count specific article that requires that you write an Introduction of 400 words or more.
Here’s what to do.
- Use your mouse to highlight on the specific text you want to check.
- Click on “tools”.
- Click on word count.
After doing this, the word count of the text you highlighted will be displayed in the words section.
And a little bit more;
How To Check Word Count On Google Docs Shortcut
Who doesn’t love shortcuts? I totally do, shortcuts make task easier and quickly done.
Now, instead of clicking on tools > word count. You can hold these three keys on your laptop or desktop keyboard to quickly check the word count of your text.
|CTRL + SHIFT + C
|COMMAND + SHIFT+c
Oh no, Don’t leave yet!
Just one more, Pretty please?
How To Always Display The Word Count In Google Docs
You don’t need to check word count after every paragraph. There’s a feature that you can use to see your word count in Google Docs as you are writing.
Here’s how to activate it;
- Click on tools.
- Click on word count.
- Check the box below that says “display word count while typing“.
- Click on OK.
And there you have it. An easy way to display the word count as you type in Google Docs.
There’s a whole lot I can show you on Google docs. I hope this short guide on how to check word count in Google Docs makes checking word count easier for you. Remember, you can check a paragraph by highlighting on that paragraph and pressing the shortcut keys.
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