If you’re feeling challenged with the number of words your paper needs, 7 pages double-spaced may be just the thing! This is a quick and easy formula to figure out how many words will fit onto each page. Just divide your word count by 7 and that can give you an idea of how many lines each page will contain.
7 pages x 250 words = 1750 words
1750 divided by 7 = 250 words per page
This is a pretty good estimate but remember that the lines you see on each page will not look the same. On some papers, your lines may need to be squished together for the sake of fitting more words onto each page. So, when you are working with other people’s papers, always make sure that you check each page to make sure no word is missing!
Remember that you also have a margin to factor in. Your paper needs to be double-spaced by default but you can bump that up to 1″ or 1.5″ if you have a lot of content and few pages.
Size of the paper
There is more to it than just the words per page. You also need to consider what the paper looks like and how big it is. In best case scenario, you have a nice standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper that you can keep in your desk drawer or something like this A3 size (approx 27″ by 40″) so you can use it to double-space larger articles or write on every other page when using a double-spaced layout.
Other popular paper sizes are 8.5″ x 14″, A3, and 11″ x 17″ size. The reason I recommend the smaller ones is because they’re easier to store and transport. The A3 is good if you need to do a lot of essay writing in one sitting or if you just have a lot of ideas that you don’t know where they should go. The 11″ x 17″ size is pretty standard in my library but you can read more about why I recommend this one here.
Now, if you need a lot of content and your paper looks like a huge mess, double-spacing might not work for you. In that case, use page numbers for your reference. The way I recommend doing this is by writing your references in the margin of each page. Write them in the top left if you’re using a standard double-spaced layout, or in the bottom right on an A3 size layout as shown above. Other people will be able to track your content more easily this way.
Finally, you also need to consider your font. If you use Times New Roman, you are likely to see it in a lot of papers. This means that if you double-space your paper and write 1 line of text on each page, the sum total will be around 250 words. If you use Arial or Courier New, it will be a little bit less. You can use this equation to figure out how many words you can fit on each page:
(words per line x lines per page)/20 = words per page.
Also, remember that you should use Times New Roman or Calibri if you want to avoid a lot of problems with people trying to open up your document or change the font. If your paper is really long and has a lot of text, try using Arial or Courier New along with 1-1.5 line spacing to increase the number of words per page.
(words per line x lines per page) 1-1.5 = words per page.
If it’s a really long paper, consider using 2-line spacing instead by using this equation:
(words per line x lines per page) 2 = words per page.
If you’re using a 10-point font, the number of words on a page will be less but that’s still not enough for some people. In this case, you should use 1.5-line spacing by using this equation:
(words per line x lines per page) 1.5 = words per page.
When writing more than one paragraph, you will have a wider margin so the equation is different. Here’s a formula for that:
(words per line x lines per page) 3 = words per page.
Single-spaced 500 words and double-spaced 250 words are for one page. 1000 words single-spaced per page and 500 double-spaced per page. For three pages 1500 single-spaced words and 750 double-spaced words.
We cannot give an exact answer to this question because there are many variations in fonts, typefaces, page layouts, and margins that would affect how many words fit onto a page. One of these variations is whether or not you have margins on your paper. A typical letter-size page of text has a left margin and a right margin of 1 inch. If you do not have margins, then you may add an estimated 300 words to the total number of words on the page. For 1-inch margins, add 150 words per page.
All things considered, 750 words is a reasonable estimate for 3 pages if your paper is double-spaced and in 12-point type. A more accurate estimate can be made by counting the number of lines on each page. This will give you a more accurate number of words per page.
When you have 10 pages, you can use the same formula. Just multiply it by 10 and you can figure out how many words you will have for each page. Again, make sure to consider your margin and font size when writing your paper.
If you want to calculate the number of words per line, don’t forget to divide the sum of all your lines by the number of lines on each page.
10 pages x 250 words = 2500 words
2500 divided by 10 = 250 words per page.
If you’re using an 8.5″ x 11″ paper, you can expect to be able to write around 25 lines of text on each page. That’s plenty of room for most papers! There will be a lot of wasted space if you’re using a larger size but that’s a personal preference.
If you’re using Times New Roman, the equation will be a bit different. Here’s how to figure out how many words are 10 pages double-spaced if you use Calibri or Arial instead:
10 pages x 250 words = 2500 words
2500 divided by 25 = 250 words per page.
If you’re using Arial, the equation will be different.
How many words will fill in the double-spaced page, mainly depending on the margin, size of the paper, and font?
A rule of thumb is that words per page are around 250 words. According to the font size and style, this number can range from 225 to 275. Some font is more spaced than others so they will take up more space on the page and have fewer words per page.
A page with 1″ margins, 11-point font, and 8.5 x 11 paper will have about 275 words per page. If the font size increases to 12 or 14, the number of words per double-spaced page will become lower because there will be more space between each line and between paragraphs.
The rule of thumb is that less than 200 words are unprofessional, while more than 350 words are considered to make a paper too long to understand and read thoroughly.