There are lots of situations where knowing exactly how many words are in a document is important. Freelance writers are often paid by the word, and students often have specific word count requirements for research papers. Using the simple word and character count tool you can easily identify how many words are in your entire document or in one specific section.
- [Voiceover] There are lots of situations…where knowing exactly how many…words are in a document can be important.…Just think about freelance writers who are paid by the word…or students who have specific requirements…for research papers.…Let's see how you can really take control of word count…or character count in a document.…First, I want you to take a look at the bottom left…corner of the Microsoft Word window.…I can see the word count is listed here,…so for my document I can see I have 14 pages…and I have 2,117 words in this document.…
Okay, so that's it, end of topic, right?…Well, for some people it is and that's perfectly fine.…But, take a look at this.…I can click on where the Word Count is listed and it…opens up this little window and it gives me so…much more information.…Page Count, Word Count, Character Count,…both with spaces and without spaces.…Really useful stuff.…And when I'm done, of course, I can hit "close"…to close this window.…But before I do that, let's think about something.…This document has 2,117 words in it.…
Note: These tutorials apply to both the Windows and Mac versions of Word 2016.
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