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 the 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:

Word Count information in Word 365

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 365   or   Word Count in Word 365
  • On the Status bar, click on the words count, for example:
    Statistic for the selected text in Word 365

    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 365

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

Word Count information for the selected text in Word 365

See also this tip in French: Comment compter le nombre de caractères, mots et phrases dans la page ou le texte sélectionné dans le document Word.

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