Outlook, Character Counter, VBA

Steve B 1 Reputation point

Good afternoon.
I'm familiar with the character counter in Word.
I checked the customize ribbon tool, and do not see character counter in outlook.
At this point, I'd like to do a VBA tool to count characters/spaces in my emails.
It's part of a project I'm working on, and would be really helpful.
I tried doing a search, but it's not returning anything related to this.

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Outlook Management
Outlook: A family of Microsoft email and calendar products.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. ChristyZhang-MSFT 21,591 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Steve B ,

    Welcome to our forum!

    As I know, we can quickly get a count of the number of words, characters, and paragraphs within the message body from the Word Count when composing an email message. Word Count is available when we create a new message, or with an existing message, click Reply, Reply All, or Forward via Review tab > Word Count.


    If you want to check the number of words in the message you are editing, just click Word Count to view it in the position as mentioned above.

    If you want to check the number of words in the received message, first, please double click to open this message, and click Edit Message (via Message tab > Move group > click Action > click Edit Message). Then, click Word Count in the same position as mentioned above.


    Hope the above help!

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