This calculator is designed to count how many words and characters are contained in a block of text such as a headline,
article or paragraph. It is particularly useful to manage a character limit imposed by an essay question or a posting site such as
- Simply enter or paste your text into the text box below.
- The number of words and characters will be counted and updated automatically as you enter or change your text.
- If you edit your text, you can copy the result by clicking on the "Copy To Clipboard" button then paste into your chosen application.
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- If the word or character count is more than you expected, remember that blocks of text usually include many hidden characters such as spaces,
tabs, new and blank lines.