Word count?

li
liora
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Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:49 pm Post

Is there anywhere to go to see a daily word count?

I can see the word count at the bottom of the page I'm working on, but if I work on several sections, I only see the word count of each section, which includes all previous words entered. I am wanting to know how many words I added to the entire document every day. I've hunted through the software and am surprised not to be able to find such a feature.

I've searched the forum already and don't see this question. Any help would be much appreciated.

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streetmentioner
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Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:59 am Post

Don't think there is but as a workaround you could create a new text file in the Research folder called "Daily Word Count", then last thing each day click on the Draft folder, get the total word count, then add a line in your Daily Word Count page like "2/1/11 16244". That way you keep a history of your total on any given day. If you had a calculator handy, or are good at math, you could subtract the previous days total and get an actual word count for the day.

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mewrite
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:48 am Post

Another workaround is using there Project Target (Ctrl-T) box. The bottom section is called Session Target. You could set that for your daily goal then it'll keep track of your word count for that day. Create a document in research then enter the word count for the day as suggested by streetmentioner. Just clear it the following day and start over.

li
liora
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Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:04 am Post

Thanks for the workarounds, guys. I'll give these a try.