Notepad++ Word Count

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Notepad++ Word Count

Notepad++ has got to be one of my favorite apps out there. Lightweight and powerful, once I got comfortable with it’s behavior I got rid of both Macromedia Homesite and Microsoft Word. The only feature that I’ve been missing was the word and character counter that is so readily available in Word.

Little did I know, that feature was there all along… just very well hidden. What you have to do to count your words:

1 Highlight the text that you want counted.
2 Select TextFX from the menu bar.
3 Select TextFX Tools
4 Select Word Count

Not as easy as word makes it, but it will do.