Microsoft Word 2013 is often the first place that people begin when they are typing information that will be used somewhere else. Whether the information can be submitted as a Word document, or you are going to copy and paste it from Word into the final destination, then number of tools and formatting choices available in Microsoft Word offer a lot of options for customization.
Occasionally you might be creating something in a document where the actual number of characters that you use is relevant. Word 2013 can provide you with a character count for your document, although this information is not immediately visible. Our guide below will show you where to find it.
Get a Character Count in Word 2013
The steps in this tutorial will show you how to find a count of the characters in your document. You will be able to see two different numbers; one number shows the number of characters excluding spaces, while the other number counts spaces as well. Use whichever number is applicable to your situations.
Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.
Step 2: Locate the Word Count button in the status bar at the bottom of the screen, then click it.
Step 3: Find the Characters (spaces) and Characters (no spaces) options to find the necessary information.
You can also choose to click the box to the left of Include textboxes, footnotes and endnotes if that option is applicable for your document.
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