How to View Word Count on Google Docs

How do I do a word count in Google Docs?

How do you check word count on Google Docs app?

How do you see character count in Google Docs?

If you’ve got these questions, then this guide is for you. Let’s get started.

PC

Here are the steps:

  1. Sign into Google Docs.

  2. Open the document you wish.

  3. Click on Tools > Word count.
    Word count in Google Drive

That’s it.

Now, you can see the page and word count of the document along with the number of characters including and excluding spaces.

Also, note these two important things:

The above task can be done via keyboard shortcut –  Ctrl + Shift + C.

You can find the word count of the selective text too. To do that, select the text you wish and then use the above shortcut or step 3.

See: How to Add Table of Contents in Google Docs

Android

Open the document you prefer in the Google Docs app.

Tap the Overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top.

Hit “Word count.”

Word count in Google Drive for Android

That’s it. Now, you can see the document’s word count and characters count (including and excluding spaces). Remember that you can’t view the page count here like the Google Docs web version.

Also, note that you can find the word count of the selective text too. To do that, select the text and then use the above steps(2 and 3).

See: How to Add Text Box in Google Docs

iPhone

Open the document you prefer in the Google Docs app.

Tap the three horizontal dots at the top.

Now, you can see the “Word count.” Hit it.

Word count in Google Drive for iPhone

That’s all. You can see the word count and the characters count (including and excluding spaces) now. Keep in mind that you can’t see the page count here like the Google Docs web version.

Also, note that you can find the word count of the selective text too. To do that, select the text and then use the above steps (2 and 3).

Here are some questions you may ask:

Is Google Docs word count accurate?

Yes, it is accurate.

Does Google Docs word count include footnotes?

No, the word count doesn’t include footnotes, headers, and footers.

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