Word Count in Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. It is a powerful, feature-packed text editor that is used mainly by coders and developers. It is also very ideal for editing normal text if you don’t need a full-fledged word processor like MS Word or LibreOffice Writer.

If you use Notepad++ for writing articles, it may be necessary to keep track of the word count. Most text editors do not include this feature by default but Notepad++ does.

There are two ways to check word count in Notepad++:

1) Go to View > Summary. You will see a summary of the text being edited which also include the word count.

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2) Use TextFX plugin. Sometimes this plugin comes installed by default. If it is not installed by default, you will have to install it manually. To install it:

Go to Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager

Select TextFX Characters and then click Install.

Restart Notepad++ and then you will be able to see TextFX menu.

Once installed, to check the word count, select your text and then go TextFX > TextFX Tools > Word Count.

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