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How to do a word count within Indesign

In this InDesign tutorial, we’ll be sharing with you how you can do a word count within InDesign to find out how many words are contained within an InDesign document. This is a very useful technique. The post also comes, as a screencast to make it even easier to follow along with the technique.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Indesign
  • Time estimation: Under 2 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner


Let’s start by heading over to window and selecting info.

Then once you select the type tool, and just do a selection on some text where you want to apply the word count to. It will then give you a breakdown of how many characters, words, and lines, and paragraphs are contained within that selection that we’ve just made.

It’s as simple as that to find out how many characters, words, lines, and paragraphs are contained within an InDesign document. It’s a very useful technique which you can use time and time again in future InDesign projects.

Thanks for watching or reading, and stay tuned to Creative Nerds for further quick tips on how to use InDesign.

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