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Saturday, September 17, 2011

To count characters/words/lines in text or in a text file or in a string/sentence/paragraph , using Microsoft Office Word, or OpenOffice.org Word Processor or Google Docs.




i. If you have got Microsoft Office 2007, then the easiest way of counting characters is to just copy and paste the text into Microsoft Office Word, go to Review menu and select Word Count.



It will display number of Words, Characters (no spaces), Characters (with spaces), Lines etc. Example: For the text “It will display”, it shows below figures:



ii. If you have got Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office XP, then copy and paste the text into Microsoft Office Word, go to Tool menu and select Word Count. It will display number of Words, Characters (no spaces), Characters (with spaces), Lines etc. Example: For the text “It will display”, it shows below figures:


iii. If you have got a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mandriva etc. with OpenOffice.org, then copy and paste the text into OpenOffice.org Word Processor, go to Tools menu and select Word Count. It will display number of Words, Characters (no spaces), Characters (with spaces), Lines etc. Example: For the text “It will display”, it shows below figures:



iv. If you have got neither Microsoft Office nor OpenOffice.org, but have got a free GMail Account, then Google will help you:

Log-on to your GMail Account and click the Google Doc:


In the Google docs page, go to Create New and select Document:


v.  Paste the text in the Google docs word processor, and go to Tools menu and select Word count.


It will display number of Words, Characters (no spaces), Characters (with spaces) etc. Example: For the text “It will display”, it shows below figures:






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