Find word count in an email message in Outlook 2013 & Outlook 2010

We have already covered how to’s on finding word count in different applications such as

In this short tutorial we will see how to find the word count of a message body in Outlook 2013 & Outlook 2010.

After typing the content in message body, navigate to Review menu and click the Word Count option available under the Proofing section.


This would display the following Word Count dialog box with detail statistics about the Pages, Words, Characters (with and without spaces), Paragraphs and Lines.


Please Note:- I believe the Pages and Include textboxes, footnotes and endnotes may not be applicable for an email message in Outlook.

In Category: Mac, Office 2010, Outlook 2010

Ravi Shankar

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  • Jim F May 11, 2016, 8:18 pm

    Is there a way to do this and get the character count in the subject menu? I use tweetymail to tweet from work, but it is annoying to have to either copy/paste to word to get the character count or just send it an dhope for the best frequently getting reject messages from the TweetyMail server

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