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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 words in range 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


Click Kutools >> Formula Helper >> Count words in range. See screenshots:

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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.

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1. Select a cell that you want to place the counting result, and then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Count words in range. Then in the Formula Helper dialog, select the cell you want to count the words in. See screenshot:

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2. Click Ok. And then you will see it has counted the number of words in the selected cell.

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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 words in range formula as follows:.

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1. Select a cell you want to place the result, and click Kutools > Formula Helper > Count words in range. Then select the range you want to count the number of words from in the Formula Helper dialog. See screenshot:

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2. Click Ok, and the result is shown.

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Note: You cannot apply this formula into a merged cell.


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