Get Word Count in TextEdit


There is no status bar for TextEdit Application on the Mac, so it is not straightforward to find the count of the number of words in a file, you will need to make use of the find option as a workaround to get the count.

  1. Open the file in TextEdit App.
  2. Now go to Menu: Edit -> Find -> Find....
  3. Now click on the find icon (search) and select insert pattern.
    Select insert pattern
  4. Select "Any Word Characters"
    Any Word Characters
  5. This should select all words in the file and give you a count.
Find Word Count in TextEdit Mac
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