Nowadays there are a lot of different situations when a person is supposed to write something. It may be a resume, letter, assignment, report, application and so on. There are special requirements which you need to follow while writing. To add to their difficulties, there might be some limits concerning words count. So how you can find out how many pages you need to write to reach 1000 words? It is influenced by different factors including the purpose of writing.
What else may influence the correlation between pages and words in some text editors? It depends on such significant factors as:
- The style
- The font
- The font size
Imagine that you are a young student whose task is to write a 1000 words essay. What can help you to count your words? People tend to use Word to fulfill the tasks like this. It is interesting to know that this program has a word counter. It shows how many words were typed on the page. It makes the process of calculation much easier. However, there is another way of dealing with word counting. There is a proportion of a number of typed words and pages. 1000 words can be seen in Microsoft Word:
- You need to write two pages if you use Arial the font size of which accounts for 12 pt and it is single spaced
- You need to write two pages of text if you choose Calibri with double spacing and it has 12 point font
- You need to write four pages if you use such kind of type as Times New Roman and your text is, and the font size accounts for 12 pt. This specific set of text registration is often used by different educational institutes.
Some other examples of calculations
- The 1st example
Let’s say that you are a student and must submit a home assignment with a 1000 words essay on a certain topic. As a rule, the fixed style, fonts, size of font vary from place to place. However, in general, we use similar criteria at educational institutes, for example, at schools or colleges. You need to follow this restriction if your target is to fulfill the task correctly. If you use Microsoft Word or Google Documents, it won’t take you a lot of time to count the words. But how are you supposed to calculate the page count when the task mustn’t be printed but written by hand? It much more complicated challenge because the handwriting has a profound effect on the numbers of pages. However, we may say for sure that if you need to submit a handwritten text which consists of 1000 words, 2-4 pages will be filled.
- The 2nd example
How to calculate the required amount of pages if your target is not some study task but 1000 words article for a website? In the case you write a text in Word at before publishing it at the electronic resources, it will be nearly 2-4 pages. However, it not so easy task as it might seem. You need to pay close attention to the site design because your text may take only a small part of it or there may not be enough room for it at all. That’s why before editing your text you should get familiarized with the layout of the website.
- The 3rd example
What does it take to do if your supervisor asks you to prepare a report and says it must be no bigger than 2000 words? No worries. Here is the place where the Math kicks in. If you calculate the proportion with Times New Roman, you will get such results: 8 pages of double-spaced text with 12 pt. If you want to work with Verdana, it will take four pages if there are 12 pt font size, single-spaced text.
- The 4th example
Let’s move on. What if you need to write the text which accounts for 3000 words? There are nothing special – just mere calculations. If you use the font size 12 pt and the text is single-spaced, you need to write six pages of it with Arial. It will take six pages of text as well if you use Calibri with double spacing and it has a 12 point font.
- The 5th example
If you need to write 9000 words of paper and follow such model: Times New Roman font, double spacing, 12 pt. size of the font. You may ask how to cope with such a large number. We have already done it instead of you. It will take nearly thirty-six pages.
- The 6th example
What about writers? They write long novels. How to calculate the number of pages their future book will take? If they have nearly 50 000 words and have a format like 12 pt Calibri with double spacing, the text will fill nearly 170 pages. It is worth mentioning that the two novels which have the same amount of words will differ from each other with the page count. Why? The reason is simple: the design of each specific book will be different.
Needless to say that the audience for which the text is written also has a great impact on the page count. Let’s compare, for instance, popular science literature and children’s magazine. The text of 5000 words can occupy the only a pair of pages in the scientific literature which is aimed at adults. But as for literature for the young generation, even 500 words can take more than five pages because of a great number of colorful pictures.
To sum up, the number of pages is influenced by different factors. It may be kind of spacing, font, size of text and so on. We should pay close attention to the layout of resources where the text will be published in order to avoid unpleasant situations. The amount of page may be a requirement of business or education institution we are connected with or be a part of our own preferences. Anyway, we should follow it.
Let’s overview the word count and how many pages you need for a specific number of words.
|Number of Words||Pages Single Spaced||Pages Double Spaced|
|250 WORDS||½ PAGE||1 PAGE|
|300 WORDS||⅔ PAGE||1⅓ PAGES|
|400 WORDS||⅘ PAGE||1⅗ PAGES|
|500 WORDS||1 PAGE||2 PAGES|
|600 WORDS||1⅓ PAGE||2⅔ PAGES|
|750 WORDS||1½ PAGES||3 PAGES|
|800 WORDS||1⅗ PAGES||3⅕ PAGES|
|1000 WORDS||2 PAGES||4 PAGES|
|1200 WORDS||2⅖ PAGES||4⅘ PAGES|
|1500 WORDS||3 PAGES||6 PAGES|
|2000 WORDS||4 PAGES||8 PAGES|
|2500 WORDS||5 PAGES||10 PAGES|
|3000 WORDS||6 PAGES||12 PAGES|
|3500 WORDS||7 PAGES||14 PAGES|
|4000 WORDS||8 PAGES||16 PAGES|
|5000 WORDS||10 PAGES||20 PAGES|
|6000 WORDS||12 PAGES||24 PAGES|
|7500 WORDS||15 PAGES||30 PAGES|
|8000 WORDS||16 PAGES||32 PAGES|
|10000 WORDS||20 PAGES||40 PAGES|