Count Words In Pages, TextEdit and Everywhere

There is a quick and easy way to see your document or selected word count in Pages. In TextEdit, there is a simple trick you can use to reveal the document word count. You can also write a simple two-line AppleScript service in Automator to count the words in selected text in almost any application on your Mac.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Count Words In Pages, TextEdit and Everywhere”

    6 years ago

    Gary, never attempted to use Automator before. Followed your train, but no idea how to define "numwords" so that the Service (script) will actually run.
    BTW I wouldn't be trying to do this if WordCount thing did not have value for me. Thanks for your time on this!

    6 years ago

    John: Just follow the steps in the video. Maybe go over it again carefully to make sure you are making the same choices I am.

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