The Notepad++ Word Count

To carry out a word count in Notepad++:

  • select all of the text (by pressing Control-A)
  • click on TextFX (on the menu bar)
  • then click on TextFX Tools
  • and then Word Count

and that’s all there is to it.

Just an FYI…I constantly look things up. Notepad++ is the ultimate replacement for Windows “Notepad” particularly if you’re coding or otherwise working with text files.