How to Count Words in PDF File? (Within a Few Seconds)

how to count words in pdf file

Do you want to count words of a PDF file, but don’t know which is the best approach you should use. Do not worry, In this article, I am going to share a very simple way to count words in PDF file.

You can do this by installing “Counting Characters” Chrome extension.

Here is the step by step process to count words in a PDF file:

  • Open Chrome browser and press CTRL+ O to open your PDF file.
  • Now install the Counting Characters Chrome extension from here.

    counting characters chrome extension
  • Go to the tab where you opened your PDF file, press CTRL + A to select all content of PDF file.
  • After selecting the content, click the right button of the mouse.

    select content to count words in pdf file
  • Now select “Count Selected Text” option from a menu option.
  • After clicking on the option, you will see a popup that mentioned words and characters count.

Hope you understand the process to count words of a PDF document. If you want to count characters and words online, you can use our free word count online tool.