Word Count target appearing and disappearing

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:57 pm Post

Hello. I have two folders at the root of my document, each with child text documents.

Selecting one of the root folders generates a 'target' icon in the status panel at the bottom, allowing me to set a target.

Selecting the other folder...doesn't. I can only set targets for its child documents.

This is making me miserable. Can anyone explain?

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:28 pm Post

If you view both folders in the outline mode, and enable the appropriate columns, can you set the target then? If so, does the target show up for your problem folder after that?
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Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:46 pm Post

Sadly, no. It seems to be something to do with whether it was initially created as a file then converted to a folder, or created as a folder.

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Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:44 pm Post

That should make no difference. What does appear in the footer bar? Could you be in scriptwriting mode? Also, note that the target icon is only available if you view a single text document - if you are in scrivenings mode, the target for all the documents in that mode will be shown, but the "set target" button won't be visible since the target shown is for combined documents. So be sure to switch the folder to single-text mode (turn off the corkboard, outliner and scrivenings) to set the target.

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