How to Check Word Count on Google Docs
Google Docs is a free, online document editing tool provided by Google, with an interface not too different from Word.
Unlike Word, in Google Docs, if you want to see how many words and words you have in your text, you need to perform a few simple steps.
There are many ways to open the word counter:
Open the word count with the mouse:
Step 1: On the toolbar, click Tools.
Step 2: Find Word Count in the drop-down menu and click on it.
Step 3: A new tab will appear. Here you will see information such as:
We can also open the word count with the keyboard shortcut:
For PC users, press Ctrl + Shift + C
For Mac users, press Command + Shift + C
Open the word counter on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet:
Tap the Apps icon on your home screen (Android only).
Tap the Docs icon.
Tap on a document title to open the document.
Tap the menu icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Tap Word count.
Count only in the selected text area:
Suppose you need to count the words of a short paragraph in an article. Do not worry:
Highlight the data area to be counted from > Still select Tool on the toolbar, then select Word Counter on the drop-down bar and get the results.
Notes when using Word count:
- With the word count parameter, only words can be counted, for special characters such as periods, commas, spaces, and single or double quotes, ... are not counted as a word.
- With the character count parameter, will be used to count all letters or special characters, and also count spaces.
- With the character count parameter excluding spaces will also count all letters and special characters but will not count spaces.