Determening how many different words are used

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Fri May 22, 2020 11:58 am Post

Hello,

I found the 'word stats' feature very helpful. Other than counting every word on the word usage frequency list, is there a way for scrivener to tell me how many different words I've used.

Many thanks,

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Fri May 22, 2020 2:35 pm Post

Not that I know of, but you can use CMD A to select the entire frequency list and then CMD C to copy it. If you then paste (CMD V) into a spreadsheet, you get a count of the words used, with each row representing a unique word.

Interesting insight. The project I am currently working on has just over 12,000 different words so far, out of 77,000 in total. Encourages the user to think about their vocabulary.