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Word count, character count, and line count in Word Online

Many software services go online, and Microsoft Word is no exception. What team are you on? Do you prefer desktop programs or their online versions? If you prefer to work and do a word-count in Microsoft Word Online and are interested in counting characters, words, and paragraphs in the program, this post is for you.

Word-count throughout the document with the Microsoft Word Online.

If your toolbar is collapsed, you may have difficulty finding the built-in word-count tool. On the right side of the screen, you can find a button with an ellipsis. Click on it. It contains the Review Tools. So you’ve found the Word Count. You need to click on this command to select word-count from the list of commands that appears. 

You can also check the “Show Word Count” checkbox to see statistics in the lower corner of the screen, as you are used to. For some reason, this option may be disabled.

Word-count in word online condensed window

If you want to expand the menu and view it more familiarly, click on the small arrow on the very right side of the toolbar. It is highlighted on the screen to make it easier for you to find it.

Word-count in Microsoft Word online tools bar

Unlike the desktop version, you will not see lines and pages count results here. You won’t see a checkmark that allows you to exclude (or include) text boxes, footnotes, and endnotes from the count outcomes.

Word-count window in Word Online

Review the word count at the bottom of your screen

Review the word count at the bottom left side of the file. This word-count indicator works in the online version in the same way as in the desktop version.

Word-count in word online status bar

Character count details

For more details, click on the word-count value. In the window that appears, you will see the number of words, characters (no spaces), characters (with spaces), and paragraphs in your document.

Word-count Microsoft Word online selected part

Accurate word-count tool

Microsoft Word Online can easily count words in simple text documents. Still, if your texts are full of various text details, you should use a particular word count tool explicitly designed for such situations. If you need to estimate work volume, it’s better to use the most accurate software.

Anycount Standard can count words, characters, lines, and any custom counting units in all major file formats such as DOC, DOCX, RTF, XLS, XLSX, PPTX, PPSX, and TXT.

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Anycount 4D - Word-count of DOCX

If you use Microsoft Word Online to open your DOC and DOCX files for translation, or editing, you can learn more about a word and character count in these file types in our posts:

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