Do you ever want to count the number of words in a text on your Mac?
Here’s an Automator Workflow to do just that.
This script is available from the context menu as a Mac Services menu, so you can count words anywhere you can select a string.
- No copy needed. Only select and run to get the result.
- Assign a keyboard shortcut as you like.
- Auto-shut off the Word Count result window.
Download and Install
- 1.Download Script
Click the download button below and save the Workflow on your Mac.
- Word Count Download
- 2.Install this Workflow to your Mac
Double-click the workflow file to install.
To setup keyboard shortcut
You can map any keyboard shortcut as you like.
Open System Preferences and go to the Keyboard Setting.
Then select Services in the Shortcuts tab.
System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services
Select “Word Count” and click (or double-click) the blank area on the right.
Now push down the keys you want to use as a shortcut.
How to use
- 1.Select String
Select the text you want to know how many words are in.
- 2-a.Via Context Menu
Use it from context menu “services”.
Control-click (or two-finger tap) to invoke the context menu and select “Word Count” from “services”.
- 2-b.Use Shortcut Keys
Strike the shortcut key you’ve been assigned.