Open Office Writer/ Micorsoft Word - Count the number of words in a document

Ask a question

Open Office Writer/ Micorsoft Word - Count the number of words in a document



It is quite simple to count the number of words in a Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer document.

Microsoft Word


Right-click on the Status bar > Word count.
The Word count will now be displayed in the Status bar.

Double click on the Word count to get additional information:

To get the number of words in a particular paragraph, simply highlight the latter.

Open Office and Libre Office Writer


To view the number of words in a document:
  • Click on Tools > Word Count
Jean-François Pillou

CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.

Learn more about the CCM team