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Word Count on Google Docs

How to Use Word Count and the Dictionary in Google Docs

Word Count on Google Docs

When it comes to tools for working with your document text, there are a couple handy options available.

View Word Count

The Word Count feature is useful if you have a writing assignment that is limited to a specific number of words or characters.

  1. Click Tools on the menu bar.
  2. Select Word count.
    Word Count and Dictionary

    A dialog box displays, showing some document statistics including the number of pages, words, and characters, both with and without spaces.

  3. Click Close.
    Word Count and Dictionary

The Word Count dialog box closes.

Use the Dictionary

  1. Click the word in the document you want to look up.
  2. Click Tools on the menu bar.
  3. Select Dictionary.
    Word Count and Dictionary
  4. The Dictionary pane opens at the right. You not only get a definition, but below it, you see a list of synonyms you may consider using instead.

  5. Click the Close Dictionary button.
    Word Count and Dictionary

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