How to see the number of characters, words and sentences in Word document

  • Word
  • 2016
Word automatically counts the number of words in a document while you type. Word also counts pages, paragraphs, lines, and characters. To see these numbers, 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 that includes all counted entities:

Example of Word Count in Word 2016

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

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