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Google Docs hidden feature - Count Document Words

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
17 years ago4,259 views

I was looking for a way to count words on Google Doc and found no link or button to do so, so i dug into the source code & found the feature there in plain code... but no implementation yet.

When you have your document opened, enter the following into the browser address bar:

javascript:void(CountDocumentWords());

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Extremely hidden :)

File > Count words

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

LOL, thanks Ionut...

darn, must have been M$ who brain washed me to look for icons first.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

oh..excellent find.. nice hack.. :)- I just tried it ..

Number of Words: 395
Number of Letters (no spaces): 1749
Number of Letters (with spaces): 2142

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

yeah its really cool..

Google Docs also has an experimental feature : " Find & Replace "

and here are some remarks about it :

<< Preliminary feature notes:

   * This isn't really Find & Replace yet – it's just Replace All.
   * Undo does not work with this feature, so be sure what you do! >>

Google can be so funny sometimes :)

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

It is cool

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