How To Check Word Counts On Google Docs

Google Docs is free to use, a browser-based program that is similar to Microsoft Word. Often used by people who do not want to pay the fee for Microsoft’s version of the software, it’s a very popular tool. Users can even learn how to check word counts on Google Docs.

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I am currently typing this article out in Google Docs and often use this very feature. If you want to learn how to check word count on Google Docs, you’ve come to the right place. You may need to know how many words there are to meet a word count for work or school, or maybe you are just curious. Either way, I’ll teach you!

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How To Check Word Counts On Google Docs

How to check word counts on Google Docs

All you need to do is open your document, then select Tools on the toolbar, followed by Word Count. A window will then appear. You can see the word count, individual character count, and a check box that allows you to display the word count when typing.

This word count when typing doesn’t update unless you stop typing for a moment, but is very useful if you are currently working through a document and want to keep an eye on how many words you have typed.

You can also highlight an area of your text, then go to Tools and Word Count to see the word count of that specific area, which could be very helpful! If you want a quick way to find your word count, you can force the word count window to pop up by pressing Ctrl, Shift and C on your keyboard. 

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Now you know how to check word count on Google Docs, so you can keep an eye on how many words you have typed into your documents, for whatever reason you may need to know that.

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