The Holy Grail combination of Editor, QRs and Notes

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Tue May 26, 2020 9:53 pm Post

Bingo!

That check box now produces correct Total Words counts.

Thanks to both of you for sticking with this.

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Tue May 26, 2020 11:04 pm Post

You're welcome! Sorry for the detour.
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Wed May 27, 2020 12:09 am Post

Silverdragon wrote:Found it!!!!

Scrivener->Preferences->Appearance->Outliner
Check or tick, as you prefer, the box next to "Total columns only count documents included in Compile"


Ah ha!

Even I learn something new every day. Thanks!

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Wed May 27, 2020 9:42 am Post

One further point on this which may be helpful, I have created a document template in my project for quickly creating note files like this that already have the correct exclude from compile setting, custom document icon, prefix "NOTES:" text in the title, status, and so on. Not only is it faster, it ensures I stay consistent (and thus that I don't accidentally break collections and filters I've set up around the notes).
Jennifer Hughes
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Thu May 28, 2020 5:07 am Post

Hey, Jennifer. That's a great idea too. I've just created templates to improve speed and accuracy.

Now I feel sorry for myself... working with Scrivener for seven years without these productivity techniques. I'm wondering what else I've been missing.

This has been an exceptionally useful thread, thanks to three helpful women and three great ways to use Scrivener better.

 

 

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