Wednesday, December 6, 2023

How to Get the Word Count in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a writing project, wondering how many words you’ve written so far? 

Or perhaps you’re working on a document with a strict word limit, and you need to keep track of your progress. 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the Word Count Keyboard Shortcut.

Here's how to do it.

Click the Status Bar Word Count
  • Open your Microsoft Word document.
  • Look at the bottom left corner of the Word window. 
    • You should see a count of the words in your document.
  • If you don’t see the word count, right-click on the status bar at the bottom and click on ‘Word Count’.
  • Click the Word Count on the status bar to display the Word Count screen.
Keyboard Shortcut
  • Press and hold CTRL + SHIFT + G to display the Word Count screen.

Microsoft Word - Word Count

fig. 1 - Word Count Keyboard Shortcut

The word count feature is a great tool for keeping track of your word count without interrupting your workflow. 

That's it.


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