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Anytime you want to know the number of words in all or part of your document, look at the status bar at the bottom of the Word window.
For a partial word count, just select the text you want to count. The status bar shows the totals for that selection and for the entire document.
If you don’t see the word count, right-click the status bar and click Word Count.
Find the number of characters, lines, and paragraphs
Word also counts characters, lines, paragraphs, and other information. Click on the word count in the status bar to see this information.
To learn how to insert the number of words, pages, or characters into a document, see Insert the word count in your document.