To count characters in MS Word:

  • Go to the status bar.
Count characters in MS Word
  • Click on Word Count
Count characters in MS Word
  • The Word Count statistics will appear.
Count characters in MS Word
  • If you can’t find the Word Count in your status bar, right-click anywhere in the status bar and click to check Word Count in the list.
Word Count in Word

In the Word Count dialog, you’ll see a detailed statistic of your document, including the number of pages in the document, number of words, number of characters without space (and with space), number of paragraphs and also the number of lines in the document.

This is how you may count characters in MS Word.