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How to Enable Google Docs Word Counter to Count Words (PC & Mobile)

How to Enable Google Docs Word Counter

If you are used to write articles using Google Docs then counting words seems important to you. This is why I have prepared this detailed guide on how to enable Google Docs word counter in just few steps.

Word count is the measurement or the length of a particular article in Google Docs.

Each document that you work on must have a dedicated word count. Be it a blog or an article or some other document, the word count may vary from 300-2000 words or may be more.

So, here’s everything you need to check word count in google docs.

Google Docs is a popular online word processor that allows you to write documents in real time.

It is quite similar to the traditional “Microsoft Word” but still different in many aspects.

Let’s understand how to enable Google Docs word counter to count words

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Steps to Enable Google Docs Word Counter

According to the device you are using, there are a couple of different ways you can check word count in Google Docs.

For Laptop or a Desktop Computer

If you are using Google Docs on a laptop or computer then follow the steps to count words in google docs.

Step 1

First, open the Google Docs and go to the document for which you want to count words.

Step 2

Next, click on Tools from the main navigation menu.

Step 3

Now, select Word Count from the drop down menu.

Enable Google Docs Word Counter

Keyboard Shortcut for to Turn On Google Docs Word Counter

Another way to open the word counter is with the help of your keyboard.

Press Ctrl+Shift+C for Window users.

Press Command+Shift+C for Mac users.

For Android or iOS Smartphone or Tablet

If you are using Google Docs on your android or iOS smart phone then follow the below steps.

Step 1

Open the document in Google Docs

Step 2

Next on the top right-hand corner of the screen click on the menu icon.

Step 3

Now, click on Word Count option.

Both the methods on each device will show you the word count.

As you click on the word count option, a pop-up will appear on the screen displaying the number of words, characters, and characters excluding spaces.

How to Count Words in Selected Text on Google Docs?

If you just want to know about the word count of a selected portion of the text on your documents then that is also possible.

Step 1

First open Google doc and highlight the portion of your document you wish to know the word of.

Step 2

You will notice the highlighted portion will appear inside a shaded area.

Step 3

Now release the mouse and go to the Tools option on the top.

Step 4

Next from the drop-down menu, select the Word count option.

Now a pop-up will appear on the screen that will showcase the word count of the selected text.

Final Words

So, this was all about turning on the Google Docs word counter to check word count in the document.

If you are new in using this platform then don’t worry, this article will help you knowing the aspects of word counts on Google Docs. Google Docs can display characters, words for an entire word document, similarly you can see the word counts for a selected area of text.

Written by Hardip Koradia

I am the founder of this ever-growing technology blog where I share "how-to tips" that help users to fix their gadget's glitches. I have 10 years of experience in writing, blogging, and digital marketing. Stay tuned with me for more exciting and 100% proven tech hacks.