Was trying to get the word count of an article I was editing in Notepad++ and thought that it might be somewhere in the status bar (as in Microsoft Word), but found only characters count and lines count available.
To get the word count, you will need to select all your text (CTRL+A), and goto TextFX > TextFX Tools > Word Count.
If there’s a better way to do this, please leave a comment below, thanks.
Thanks to Ian and someguy, there’s indeed a better and faster way to get the word count in Notepad++
1. From the menu bar, click View > Summary…
2. Double click on the status bar at the bottom where it says “length : xxx lines : xxx”