How do you check word count on pages?
Show word, character, and paragraph count Click View in the toolbar, then choose Show Word Count. The word count appears at the bottom of the page. Move the pointer over the right side of the word count, then click the arrows to choose what you want to display at the bottom of the page: Characters without spaces.
What is counted in a word count?
Word count includes everything in the main body of the text (including headings, tables, citations, quotes, lists, etc). The list of references, appendices and footnotes2 are NOT included in the word count unless it is clearly stated in the coursework instructions that the module is an exception to this rule.
Can you go under a word count?
Assignment length requirements are usually given in terms of numbers of words. Unless the lecturer tells you that these limits are strict, it is normally acceptable to be 10% above or below this word limit (so, for example, a 2000 word assignment should be between 18 words).