Word Count / Page Count Formulas

Readers, writers and students – do you need to be able to calculate a word count on your stories, articles and essays? We can do that in Notion! Or rather, Notion does it already for us.

  1. To see the count for all words within a Notion page, click the ellipsis (three dots) in the top-right corner of your page and find the word count near the bottom of the menu:

You can then transcribe the word count into a property if you need to perform further calculations on it.

2. But what if the words you need to count are in a table property? We can extract this using a simple formula:

if(length(prop("Property Name")) > 0, length(replaceAll(prop("Property Name"), "[^ ]", "")) + 1, 0)

This essentially counts the spaces between words to come up with an accurate count.

You can further break this down into a page count by dividing the total number of words by the number of words in a page (in this example we use 500):

if(prop("Word Count") > 0, round(prop("Word Count") / 500 * 100) / 100, 0)
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