Project Target That Goes Over Target!

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Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:18 pm Post

In academic and journalistic writing there is often a strict limit on words. The trouble for the writer is often not in reaching the Project target from below (i.e. writing enough!), but in reducing words to reach the target from well above (i.e. writing too much!) :oops: And yet in Scrivener, once the green bar is full (i.e. Project target reached) it becomes useless for seeing how far over target the wordcount is and how much needs to be edited out. I would like a Project target bar that goes past the target, perhaps changing colour or pattern on the other side of the target line.

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Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:30 am Post

We have plans for something like this already designed, yes. It should, I think, make this tool useful for the cutting phase as well.
Ioa Petra'ka
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Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:49 pm Post

This happened to me. The best solution imho is to increase the target incrementally.
Howard Brittain

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