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.