How to show the word count in Pages on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to show the word count in Pages on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

When typing a document, whether a thesis for your college or an article for work, you’d want to know its length in terms of pages, words, or even characters. And Apple makes it extremely easy with an in-built counter! You can quickly show the word count in Pages on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Read on to know how to do it!

How to check word count in Pages on iPad

  1. Open a document in the Pages app.
  2. Tap View Options (rectangle icon with a margin) on the top left in the toolbar.
  3. Toggle on Word Count.

    Turn on Word Count toggle in iPad Pages app
  4. Word count will appear at the bottom.

    show word count in Pages app on iPad
  5. Tap the dialogue box to see other statistics.

    Other Statistics in Pages app on iPad

How to display word count on iPhone

  1. Open a document in the Pages app.
  2. Tap More (icon with three dots in a circle) at the top right.
  3. Toggle on Word Count.
  4. Tap Done.
  5. Word count will be displayed at the bottom.

    See word count in Pages app on iPhone
  6. Tap the dialogue box to see more statistics.

    Tap the dialogue box in order to see more statistics on iPhone

See word count in the Pages app on Mac

  1. Open a document in the Pages app.
  2. Click View Options (rectangle icon with a margin) on the top left.
  3. Select Show Word Count.

    See word count in Pages app on Mac
  4. Word count will be shown at the bottom.
    Note: The option in the menu will show the previously chosen stat. For example, if the last chosen option was word count, the option will show the word count.
  5. To view other stats, say paragraph count:
    • Click the up and down arrow next to the count.
    • Select Paragraph.
      This will change the statistic in the counter as well as the toolbar.

      Show all other statistics in Pages on Mac
  6. Optional: Drag the counter to move it anywhere on the page.

Note:

  • Follow the same steps and toggle off Word Count (or select Hide Word Count on Mac) to remove the count.
  • You can also see the statistics of a certain piece of text by selecting it. This will show all its stats.

That’s it!

Pages makes it incredibly easy to see your document’s word count and other statistics on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. While this feature is not exclusive to the software, it is still helpful! If you have more queries, feel free to drop them in the comments section below!

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