Find Page and Word Count Feature Google Docs

Find word count and page number Google Docs
Find word count and page number Google Docs

Do you know how to find the page and word count feature in Google Docs web, iPhone, and Android? Google Docs by default does not show the page or word count. But it is very easy to check them out a manual count. In some cases, you have to write your word limit for an assignment or like to keep track of the amount you type. You can view the details to your labors with the word count. You can even highlight words from anywhere of the file to check how many words there are in the selection. In this article, you will learn how to use word count feature in Google docs on your computer web browser, Android, and iOS (iPhone or iPad).

Read: Google Docs the Definitive Guide for Beginner

How to Find the Page and Word Count Desktop

Here are the steps for your guidance to find the page and the word count is an easy process of a document in Google Docs while using a Web browser on your computer or desktop:

  1. The first action you will need to Open Google Docs with your browser
  2. Then Open the Document for which you want to get the Count Words and page
  3. Click on the Tools menu option
  4. Select the Word Count option from the menu
  5. You can press Ctrl+Shift+C keys on Windows and Command+Shift+C on MacOS
  6. Another way to access the word count option for a particular string of text by highlighting it
  7. Go back into the Tools menu
  8. Select Word Count option (or using the key combo)
  9. After that, the word count window will pop-up and display you a list of different counts related to your file or document, contains the Number of pages, Characters, words, and character excluding spaces
Go Google Docs File, Tools Menu & Word Count option
Go Google Docs File, Tools Menu & Word Count option
Word Count, Pages, Words, Characters, & Characters excluding spaces
Word Count, Pages, Words, Characters, & Characters excluding spaces

Read: How to Access, Use, Create a Blank Document Google Docs

How to Check and Count a Specific Paragraph or Sentence on Web

Here are the steps to count a specific sentence or paragraph in your document or file:

  1. Open your File on Google Docs
  2. Go to the Specific paragraph or sentence in your file
  3. Select to Highlight the Text of a specific sentence or paragraph in your document
  4. Then go to the Tools menu or press the Ctrl+Shift+C keys on Windows and Command+Shift+C on MacOS
  5. Click on Word Count (or hit the key combos) to open the tool
  6. After that Word Count window will pop-up with same info according to the selection
  7. It will show you how much of the total file that you selected. For instance, you will see in the screenshot below.
    • Pages: That the text we selected takes up 1 out of our 10 total pages
    • Words 81 out of our 2631 total words.
    • Characters 433 out of 15443 total characters
    • Characters excluding spaces 356 out of 12953 total
Select Highlight Sentence, Tools Menu, & Word Count
Select Highlight Sentence, Tools Menu, & Word Count
Word Count, Pages, Words, Characters, & Characters excluding spaces
Word Count, Pages, Words, Characters, & Characters excluding spaces

How to Display Word Count While Typing in Docs on Web

The easiest tool to use and we just want to leave it open on the display while typing in our files or documents in Docs on your computer or laptop. If you are trying to reach a quota (or trying to come in under a maximum page count limit) it is hard and frustrating having kept opening the tool again and again. Here are the following steps:

  1. Go to your Google Docs
  2. Open the Document or File
  3. Now click on the Toole Menu
  4. Select the Word Count from the menu
  5. Then tick the Checkbox Display word count while typing
  6. Now click on the OK option the word count will appear to the bottom left side of your screen
  7. Click on the Word Count Drop-down at the bottom left side
  8. Now it depends upon you which option you want to display on your screen while typing among the below
    • Pages: Displaying numbers of Pages
    • Words: Showing Number of Words
    • Characters: It will display you Characters
    • Characters (Excluding Spaces)
    • Hide Word Count: if you want to hide the word count then click on it
  9. This is the easiest tool to display your word, pages, and characters while you are typing
Go Google Docs File, Tools Menu & Word Count option
Go Google Docs File, Tools Menu & Word Count option
Display Word Count While Typing & OK
Display Word Count While Typing & OK
Display Word Count While Typing
Display Word Count While Typing

How to Use Word Count in Google Docs on Android or iPhone or iPad App

Let’s show how to use word count in Google Docs on your Android or iOS (iPhone or iPad) app in the following steps:

  1. Tap on the Google Docs App on your Mobile screen
  2. Then tap on Document in Google Docs to open it
  3. Now select the Three-Vertical Dots or More Menu from the top right side
  4. Select the Word Count option from the menu
  5. After that, the box will pop-up with the name of Word Count on your screen with the following details on your screen upper left side
    • Words
    • Characters
    • Characters excluding spaces
Open File on Google Docs App, More, and Word Count On Mobile
Open File on Google Docs App, More, and Word Count On Mobile

How Count Word of Specific Sentence or Paragraph of Docs Mobile App

You can count word of specific sentence or paragraph of Docs on your Smartphone (Android & iPhone or iPad) app in the following steps:

  1. Open Google Docs
  2. Go to File or Document specific sentence or paragraph
  3. Select to highlight the Paragraph or Sentence in the document
  4. Tap on More Menu or Three-dot option
  5. Then tap on the Word Count in the menu
  6. After that the Word Count will display on your screen with the following info:
    • Words
    • Characters
    • Characters excluding spaces
Select Sentence to Highlight, More, & Word Count
Select Sentence to Highlight, More, & Word Count

Note: Unless you select a specific part of the Docs file or document. Word count applies to everything except headers, footers, and footnotes.

How to Add Page Count to Google Docs File

You can add page count to a Google Docs documents in the following below steps:

  1. Open Google Docs
  2. Go the file and click anywhere you want to Add page count
  3. Then select the Insert menu
  4. Select the Page number option from the menu
  5. Now click on the Count option from the submenu
  6. After that, the Page count will appear to anywhere in the page you want to appear
Insert Menu, Page Numbers, and Page Count
Insert Menu, Page Numbers, and Page Count

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