How to count number of characters, words and sentences for page or selected text in Word document

  • Word
  • 2016
There are many professionals who need to know statistics numbers for a page or just some selected block in the Word document such as number of characters, words, sentences, etc.

Word counts the number of words, pages, paragraphs, lines, and characters (see How to see the number of characters, words and sentences in Word document). For example:

Example of Word Count in Word 2016

To calculate those numbers for a page or just some block of text, select it, and then do one of the following:

  • On the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Word Count:
    Word Count in Word 2016   or   Word Count in Word 2016
  • On the Status bar, click on the words count, for example:
    Example of Word Count in Status bar Word 2016

    Note: If you didn’t see the words count of your document in the Status bar, right-click on the Status bar and select which data you want to see on it:

    Status bar customization Word 2016

Word will open a Word Count dialog box with all counts for the selected text:

Example of Word Count in Word 2016

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