How do I count word in Microsoft OneNote?


👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 Jan 28 2022    📁 Fix    📜 0 comment

Microsoft OneNote is a popular and free note-taking program included with the Microsoft Office Suite. It was initially released with Office 2003 for Windows, and later with Office 2016, it was also available for Macintosh. It is available on a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Browser, Android, and iOS, as well as OneNote Online, which allows for near real-time collaboration. Microsoft OneNote is an excellent tool for project management and collaboration.

Most people used it for various purposes like Article Writing, New Product Ideas, proposal writing, planning, checklist, etc. Sometimes you like to count how much your articles or content has words, how much the keyword is repeated, the most frequently used word, etc. Actually, these word count features or functions are not available with Native Microsoft OneNote.

Why Microsoft OneNote?

Microsoft OneNote is my best apps for note-taking and I found it to be a better app than Microsoft Word for note-taking because it is more freestyle for writing anything by making it easy to keep track of notes and organize your life.

Let's take a look at each method for word count in OneNote one by one.

Method 1: Using Online Tools 

Here we will use online tools for counting out the word of an article written in OneNote. For this you just need Internet Connection and Microsoft OneNote.

The steps are as follows:

1 Open your desired articles written in OneNote for counting its word.

2 Simply copy the text to be counted. If you want to see the entire text on a page, press CTRL + A for Windows or Command + C for Mac

3 Goto any online tools for word count like https://charactercounttool.com/.

4 Then it will give you not only the word count, but also a total character with/within space, numeric character, alpha character, syllables, unique word, and many other things.

wordcount-in-gems-using-onlinetools
fig. Word Count using online tools

Method 2: Using MS Word

Sometimes you may not have internet and want to count words and characters of OneNote articles then you can use MSWord to count the word.

1 Open your desired articles written in OneNote for counting its word.

2 Simply copy the text to be counted. If you want to see the entire text on a page, press CTRL + A for Windows or Command + C for Mac

3  Paste it in ms word. 

4 Then On MSWord 2019: Click on Review and then click on Word count and it will provide Pages, Words, Characters with/without spaces, paragraphs, lines, etc.

word-count-of-onenote-in-msword
fig. MS OneNote article word Count in Ms Word

Method 3: Using Powershell (For Windows Only)

If you have the Microsoft OneNote Desktop Application, you can interact with Powershell to perform a variety of useful tasks. In this case, we simply use Powershell to assist in counting out the words present in the clipboard.

Steps:

1 Open your desired OneNote document.

2 Simply copy the text to be counted. If you want to see the entire text on a page, press CTRL + A to copy or Ctrl + X to Cut in windows OS.

This will copy your copied text in the clipboard 

3 Now open Powershell and type the below command.

get-clipboard;get-clipboard |Measure-object -line -word -character

This command will get the result from the clipboard and count lines, words,s, and characters present in the clipboard.

Method 4: Using Terminal (For Mac Only)

We can use wc command in Mac for finding out the word count.

1 Open your desired OneNote document.

2 Simply copy the text to be counted. If you want to see the entire text on a page, press Command + C for Mac to copy.

This will copy your copied text in the clipboard 

3 Now open Terminal and type the below command.

Method 3: Using Paid Tools

You can use paid tools like Gems for OneNote for counting words in OneNote.

Gems For OneNote: Gems for OneNote are addons for OneNote.Word Count is one of the useful features provided by Gem for OneNote. It counts the number of words in the current notebook, section, page, and even paragraph.

Steps:

1 Download and install Gems from here.

2 Now open the MS Onenote document whose word you want to count.

If you have already opened it before downloading Gems for Note then please close the MS OneNote document and reopen it.

3 Under the Menu bar, Click on Gems.

wordcount-gems-for-onenote
fig. Word Count usi

 

4 Toolbar will appear. Under Toolbar click on Count then a dropdown will appear with the following options.

  • Click on Count current Notebook to count currently open notebook documents.
  • Click on Count current Page to count the currently open page in one note.
  • Click on Count current Section to count the currently opened section of the page.
  • Click on Count current Paragraph to count the currently opened section of the page.
  • Click on Count current table to count the currently open tables.

Suppose you have selected Count current page then you will get results as shown below:

word-count-paragraph-count-using-gems-for-onenote
fig. Words Count in Gems for OneNote

Not only words, but also gems for OneNote can also count characters (with/without spaces), paragraphs (empty), No-Asian Word, Asian Word, number of images counted, inserted files counted, InkDrawing, and so on.

Conclusion:

In this way, we can count words in Microsoft One Note.