What should be included in target word counts?

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Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:23 am Post

I use the little daily Session Target feature devotedly, but I would find it more convenient if I could include footnote text in the word count, and exclude block quotes (because footnotes are authored by me, while block quotes are not). In the Project Statistics options, I can choose to exclude or include footnotes and so on, but the little Target window and the coloured bars surrounding the section title now ignore these settings.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:31 am Post

Unfortunately there's no real way of doing this because the word count is live and so needs to be fast. To add footnotes or exclude certain styled text it would have to do a whole bunch of other calculations as you type every letter.

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