How many words generally fit on an A4 / letter size sheet?

A sentence averages eleven words; an A4 / letter size sheet averages 32 to 35 sentences. A normal size sheet of paper with a standard layout, based on 80% - 90% coverage contains about 350 to 400 words.

Microsoft Word has a function that shows you how many words your document contains. You can find this word count function under Tools - Word Count. This word count is not always correct because Microsoft Word does not count the words that are contained in pictures or in text boxes. In some versions, MS Word does not count the words in the headers/footers.

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