How To: Count instances of a word in a Word Document in Excel

Count instances of a word in a Word Document in Excel

Want a way to dynamically reference the number of instances of a given word in a Microsoft Office Word document from Excel? Who doesn't, am I right? In this Microsoft Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 543rd installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to do just that.

See how to take a word document and extract all the words, get them into a column so you can use a pivot table element (PivotTable) to count how many times each word occurs.

See tricks like:

1)Find and replace in word
2)Go to special blanks
3)Delete cells
4)Text to column to separate words into individual cells
5)Paste special transpose
6)Paste all feature in clip board
7)Pivot table pivotTable to count how many times each word occur

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