Follow the instructions below to count words in Word or other word processors and determine the exact number of words in your document.
Word Count in Word
Microsoft Word automatically displays the number of words in your document on the status bar.
- Right-click the status bar
- Check the box Word Count
Find the number of words, characters (spaces included or excluded), paragraphs, and lines by clicking on the displayed word count in the status bar at the bottom of the screen.
Alternatively, on the Review tab under Proofing, click Word Count to see the detailed statistics (shortcut Ctrl+Shift+G).
Word Count in Google Docs
- At the top of the page, click Tools
- Then, click Word count to find the total number of words, characters, and pages
- Alternatively, use shortcut Ctrl+Shift+C
Word Count in Writer
LibreOffice Writer shows the number of words and characters on the status bar.
To display extended statistics, double click the word count in the status bar or choose Tools (shortcut Alt+T) and then Word Count (shortcut Alt+W).
How to Determine the Total Cost for a Dutch Translation
Once you have determined the number of words in your document, it's easy to calculate a ballpark figure for the total cost of your English to Dutch translation project using the translation price calculator.
You can also simply multiply the number of words in your document with the quoted unit price.
If you need an exact price, it is best to send your document and request a tailor made quote for the project.