Course summary: Work with word counts in your document

Show the word count

To see the number of words in your document, look at the status bar at the lower left bottom of the Word window.

Status bar showing total word count

Find word count statistics

Click on the word count in the status bar to see the number of characters, lines, and paragraphs in your document.

Word Count dialog box

Insert the word count in your document

  1. Click in your document where you want the word count to appear.
  2. Click Insert > Quick Parts > Field.
  3. In the Field names list, click NumWords, and then click OK.
  4. To update the word count, right-click the number, and then choose Update Field.

See also

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2013