Switch from characters to words in footer bar

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Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:54 pm Post

I'm a longtime user of Scrivener but have always been focused on the number of characters of an article (which is standard in Swedish media). Now I'm working for a publisher who specifies the required length of articles in words.

I know that I can set goals in words and that I can click in the footer bar or the search field to find out the length in both characters and words. But searching all over, starting with the project settings, I can't for my life find a way to switch the display in the footer bar from characters to words. Not a big thing I suppose, but I'm used to seeing the length of the article at a glance while writing, and would like to go on doing this.

Is there some way to fix this? Preferably on a project to project basis. Does anyone know how?

Cheers,
Mats
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:56 pm Post

Hi, Mats! This is in Preferences->Editing->Options. In English the checkboxes are the "Live counts show:" set. Sadly, you can't do this project by project, but you can set both words and characters to show, thus having the info you need in all projects.

Hope this helps!
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:41 pm Post

Thank you very much, Silverdragon!
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