Calculating Word Count, Line Count, and Page Count for Quotes

If you are submitting a request via to quote text from a book, journal, or poem, you will need to provide certain information about the text you are using including the word count and page count for prose and the number of lines for poetry. 

If you do not know the exact number of words, pages, or lines you are using, PLS have compiled some resources to make it easy for you to calculate how much content you are reusing.

Calculating Number of Pages

If you already know the word count of the text you are reusing, you can find out the number of pages by dividing the number of words by 450. 

Number of words ÷ 450 = Number of pages

You can also  copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) the text you are reusing into to find out the number of pages. 

Calculating Number of Words

If you don't know the number of words, is a simple tool for calculating the word and page counts when you are quoting prose. You can simply copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) text into a textbox on this website and receive an exact number of words and pages from the text that can be entered into the PLSclear Request Wizard form. 

Counting Lines for Poetry

If you are quoting from a poem, you do not need to provide the number of words or pages when filling in the PLSclear Request Wizard form. However, you may be asked to provide the number of lines you are using.

If you don't know the number of lines in the poem, you can copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) text into a textbox on and their system will count the lines in the poem for you.