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There are between 350 and 400 words on an A4 sheet.

How many words can you fit on an A4 sheet?

One sentence contains an average of eleven words and one A4 sheet contains an average of between 32 to 35 sentences. Therefore an A4 sheet has an average of 350 to 400 words. However, this does apply to a relatively full A4 sheet with a standard layout and one that is filled with text to around 80-90% of its capacity.

Microsoft Word offers a function that allows you to see how many words a document contains. The number of words can be checked by going to ‘File’ and then ‘Properties’. This word count will not always be accurate, since Microsoft Word does not automatically count words in pictures that cannot be edited or in text boxes, which you may have to count manually in order to determine the exact number of words.

Should you have any trouble determining the word count for your document (be it a Microsoft Word document, an Excel spreadsheet, a PDF document, or another format altogether), please don't hesitate to contact us.


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