Quickly count the number of words in a cell or a range in Excel

In Word, you can easily know how many words in a document, but there are no built-in functions to help you count the number of words in a cell or a range. Kutools for Excel’s Count total words formula can quickly count the total number of words in a single cell or a range for you in Excel.

Count number of words in a cell

Count number of words in a range

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Count number of words in a cell

Supposing you have a cell which contains some words as below screenshot shown, and now you need to count the number of words in this cell.

1. Select a cell to place the result, and then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.

2. In the Formulas Helper dialog box, please do as follows.

  • In the Choose a formula box, find and select Count total words;
    Tips: You can check the Filter box, enter certain word into the text box to filter the formula quickly.
  • In the Range box, select the cell in which you want to count total words;
  • Click OK. See screenshot:

Then the result is populated in selected cell immediately and the corresponding formula is created automatically.


Count number of words in a range

If you want to count the total number of words in a range, you also can apply Kutools for Excel’s Count total words formula as follows:

1. Select a cell to place the result, and then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.

2. In the Formula Helper dialog box, please configure as follows.

  • In the Choose a formula box, find and select Count total words;
    Tips: You can check the Filter box, enter certain word into the text box to filter the formula quickly.
  • In the Range box, select the range in which you want to count total words;
  • Click OK. See screenshot:

Then the result is shown as belows. And the corresponding formula is created automatically.

Notes:

1. This feature does not work on merged cells.

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