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Count pages in MS Word Document

, 29 Apr 2003
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A simple way of using C# to access a Word document's properties


This article explains how to count the pages in MS Word document programmatically using C#.

Using the code

To count the pages in MSWord document, we need to follow following steps:

  1. Create an object of Word Application.
  2. Open the required Word document using the open() function of Documents collection of Word document. This function returns the Word.Document object.
  3. Cal the ComputeStatistics fumction on Word.Document object passing it an enum WdStatistic with value equal to wdStatisticPages. This function will return the number of pages in the opened word document.

Here is the Code:

using System; 

namespace DocPageCounter 
      class PageCounter 
            /// <SUMMARY> 
            /// The main entry point for the application. 
            /// </SUMMARY> 
            static void Main(string[] args) 
                Word.ApplicationClass WordApp = new Word.ApplicationClass(); 

                // give any file name of your choice. 
                object fileName = "D:\\abc\\oop1.doc"; 
                object readOnly = false; 
                object isVisible = true;

                //  the way to handle parameters you don't care about in .NET 
                object missing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value; 

                //   Make word visible, so you can see what's happening 
                //WordApp.Visible = true; 
                //   Open the document that was chosen by the dialog 
                Word.Document aDoc = WordApp.Documents.Open(ref fileName, 
                                        ref missing,ref readOnly, ref missing,
                                        ref missing, ref missing, ref missing,
                                        ref missing, ref missing, ref missing,
                                         ref missing, ref isVisible);

                Word.WdStatistic stat = Word.WdStatistic.wdStatisticPages ; 
                int num =  aDoc.ComputeStatistics(stat,ref missing); 
                System.Console.WriteLine ("The number of pages in doc is {0}", 


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GeneralSome Example Application Pin
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QuestionHow can I access each page of word document Pin
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I have some code that generates an xml file and word document parallely. I have to read the xml file and write that data to word document. Writing to word document is based on the xml nodes that is data in first node should go to the first page in the doc file similarly second node text to second page so on. So can anyone help me out

Thnx in advance.

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