How to Count Number of Words in Word 2013

Introduction

In this article we explain how to count the number of words in a Word document. Word Count is a feature of Microsoft Word that allows you to count the number of words, number of characters, number of spaces etc. in your Word document. In Office 2003 when you want to use the Word Count feature you must go to the Tools menu and then select "Word Count". But in Word 2013 the Tools menu does not exist. To use the Word Count feature in Word 2013 you must go to the Review tab then the "Proofing" group then click on "Word Count".

How to count the number of words in Word 2013

Step 1

Open Word 2013 and write some text.

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Step 2

Go to the "Review" tab then "Proofing group".

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Step 3

In the Proofing group click on "Word Count".

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Step 4

The count of the number of words and the number of characters will be displayed.

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