Whether you’re given a hard limit assignment or you just like to know how many words you’ve written, Google Docs has you covered. Here’s how you can find out exactly how many words or pages you’ve typed in your document.
How to find page and word count
Finding page and word count is a simple process that is integrated into Google Docs.
The first thing you want to do is launch Google Docs and open the document you want to get an invoice for. Click «Tools» and click «Word Count». Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + C (on Windows) or Command + Shift + C (on MacOS).
This is it! A word count window will appear, showing a list of the various counts associated with your document, including the number of pages, words, characters, and symbols, excluding spaces.
If you only want to check the count of a particular paragraph (or sentence) in your document, first select the text and then go to Tools > Word Count (or press keyboard shortcuts) to open the tool.
The Word Count window shows much of the same information for the selection, but also shows how much of the entire document that selection makes up. For example, you can see in the image below that the text we have chosen takes up 1 of our 13 pages and 255 of our 6480 words.
This is an easy to use tool. We just like to leave it open on the screen as we enter our documents. If you’re trying to meet a quota (or trying to log in under the max page limit), it’s frustrating having to keep opening the tool over and over again.