Notepad++ has a word count feature which displays the number of words in the document.
The word count of a Notepad++ document can be found as follows:
Open Notepad++ document.
Hit View at the top.
Click on the Summary option.
On the Summary pop-up, you can view the word count of the document besides Words.
Alternatively, you can accomplish this task by following these steps:
Open the document in the Notepad++.
Double-click the length and lines in the status bar at the bottom.
In the Summary pop-up, you’ll find the total number of words in the document.
Here is something critical to keep in mind: Notepad++ also shows the word count of the selected text. Above are the steps for doing that.