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.
Step #2. Now, open any document.
Step #3. On your iPad, tap on the tiny menu icon at the top left of the screen.
On your iPhone, you need to tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen.
Step #4. Finally, turn on the switch for Word Count and then tap on Done.
That’s pretty much it! From now onwards, you will see the total number of words at the bottom center in a document.
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.
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.
Step #2. Now, Open any document and click on the tiny menu icon at the top left corner of the screen.
Step #3. Simply click on the Show Word Count option and you are done!
Check out, a small snippet will appear at the bottom center of the screen, showing the total number of words that the article contains.
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!
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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