Watblog – The formula to count words – It seems like you want to count words in both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. I’ll explain how to count words in each of these applications:
- Open your Microsoft Word document.
- Click on the “Review” tab in the top menu bar.
- Look for the “Word Count” option in the “Proofing” group. It will typically display the word count for the entire document.
- Click on “Word Count,” and a Word Count dialog box will appear. This box will display the number of pages, words, characters (with and without spaces), paragraphs, and lines in your document.
Excel is primarily used for working with numbers and data, but if you have a cell containing text, you can count the words in that cell using a formula. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
- In an empty cell where you want the word count to appear, you can use a formula like the following to count words in a specific cell (e.g., A1):
This formula counts the number of spaces in the cell’s content and adds 1 to get the word count. Replace “A1” with the actual cell reference you want to count words in.
Remember that Excel is not designed for extensive text processing like Word, so if you have a lot of text or complex formatting, it may be more efficient to use Word for word counting and text editing.
To count the number of words in a particular range of cells in Microsoft Excel, you can use the following formula:
This formula counts the words in the range A1:A10. Here’s how it works:
LEN(A1:A10)calculates the length (number of characters) of each cell’s content in the range.
LEN(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(A1:A10)," ",""))calculates the length of each cell’s content after removing extra spaces and using
SUBSTITUTEto count the spaces.
LEN(TRIM(A1:A10))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(A1:A10)," ",""))+1calculates the word count for each cell in the range.
--(LEN(A1:A10)>0)checks if each cell in the range is not empty and converts it to a 1 if it’s not empty or 0 if it’s empty.
SUMPRODUCTsums up the word counts for non-empty cells in the specified range.
Make sure to adjust the cell references (A1:A10) to match the range you want to count words in.