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.