How to Display the Word Count in Pages on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

To ensure your article doesn't go overboard, you may want to display word count in Pages app on your macOS and iOS device. Let me help you get started!

Apple Pages is a pretty good app for creating and editing documents. If you are using this word-processor, you would know that by default it doesn’t show the word count. 

What if you want to keep track of the total number of words to prevent your article from going overboard? Well, you can display word count in Pages app not only on your Mac and iPad but also on iPhone. It’s quite straightforward to do. Let me help you put this slightly hidden feature into action! 

How to Show the Word Count in Pages App on iOS and macOS

How to Get Word Count in Pages app on iOS Device

Step #1. Launch Pages app on your device.

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Launch Pages app on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, open any document.

Open any document in iOS Pages app

Step #3. On your iPad, tap on the tiny menu icon at the top left of the screen.

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Tap on Tiny menu icon in Pages app on iPad

On your iPhone, you need to tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen.

Tap on Three Dots in Pages app on iPhone

Step #4. Finally, turn on the switch for Word Count and then tap on Done.

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Turn On Word Count in Pages app on iPhone

That’s pretty much it! From now onwards, you will see the total number of words at the bottom center in a document.

Display the Word Count in Pages on iPhone and iPad

What if you want to view the word count of selected text? Quite simple. All you have to do is just select the text in the file and the word count will automatically refresh to show the number of words.

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Later, if you decide to hide the word count in the Pages app on your iOS device, head over to the menu (by following the above steps) and then turn off the switch in the end.

View The Word Count in Pages on macOS Device

Step #1. Launch Pages app on your Mac.

Open Pages app on Mac

Step #2. Now, Open any document and click on the tiny menu icon at the top left corner of the screen.

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Tap on Menu in Mac Pages app

Step #3. Simply click on the Show Word Count option and you are done!

Click on Show Word Count in Pages app on Mac

Check out, a small snippet will appear at the bottom center of the screen, showing the total number of words that the article contains.

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View The Word Count in Pages on Mac

Not just the number of words, this small snippet can also let you view other important info like the total number of paragraphs, characters with/without spaces and even the number of pages. Just click on the arrow to find out such info. What’s more, you can also drag it and place it anywhere on the screen. Cool, isn’t it?

At any time, if you want to prevent the Pages from showing the number of words on macOS, you can do so easily. Simply click on the menu icon at the top left and then click on Hide Word Count.

That’s all there is to it!

Wrapping Up…

Apple Pages may not be as popular as Microsoft’s Word however, it’s got almost all the tools to be a good asset for not only professionals but also anyone who wants to create impressive documents.

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Rajesh Mishrahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Rajesh the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems.
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