How to Count the Number of Characters in MS Word 2010?

Want to find out how many characters or words there are in your Word document?

There are two ways to find the Word count:

  1. Click the WORDS icon in the status bar at the bottom on the screen. It’s next to the Language setting.
  2. In the Review tab, click Word Count in the Proofing It’s fourth from the left.

The Word Count dialog box displays the following:

  • Pages
  • Characters (no spaces)
  • Characters (with spaces)
  • Paragraphs
  • Lines

Tip: You can choose to include textboxes, footnotes and endnotes in the statistics.

How to Delete a Blank Page In MS Word 2010

If you can’t delete a blank page in your MS Word document, it’s probably because a section break has been created or was copy/pasted in accidentally.

Here’s how to get rid of the section break and delete the blank page:


  1. Click the PAGE LAYOUT 5th from the left on the top menu.
  2. Click the Page Setup icon in the lower-right corner of the tab. It’s the small icon under Hyphenation. This opens the Page Setup dialog box.
  3. Click the Layout
  4. Select Continuous in Section start.
  5. Select Whole Document in Apply to.
  6. Click OK.


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