Character Limits into Estimated Word and Page Counts

Written by Hanna Smith

Last published at: January 8th, 2020

When building a text area or text box question on a form, you'll need to set the character limit for responses. The character limit includes spaces. It may be helpful to consider the character limit in relation to a word and/or page count. 


The estimates below are based on a rough average of 6 characters per word: 


10,000 characters = 1,600 words or 3.5 pages single-spaced

7,000 characters = 1,200 words or 2.5 pages single-spaced

5,000 characters = 800 words or 1.5 pages single-spaced

3,500 characters = 575 words or 1 page single-spaced

1,500 characters = 250 words or .5 page single-spaced 

500 characters = 80 words

250 characters = 40 words