Word Count Wrong

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Platform: Windows

Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:18 pm Post

After a crash I posted about, I notice that my total word count was low. Then I noticed this:

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Note that the word count shows zero. I selected all the text, deleted it, and pasted it back, and now the word count show 956.

Word counts are important. Can you tell me what happened and how to avoid it in the future?

Version: 1.9.7 Windows 10

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Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Platform: Windows

Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:20 pm Post

I had experienced the same thing with a word document I had imported into scrivener - 0 words, and also after a crash/restart - word count went to 0 in each document in my draft. Rather than deleting and repasting, I selected All in each doc, and selecting a font (the same one in this case) made the word count reappear.

Not a way to prevent - but a work around which doesn't involve scary deleting.