#372 Selection Word Count


Can you view the number of words for a selected piece of text? Maybe display the word count or selected word count at the bottom of the window in the info bar?


  • Benito van der Zander

    You can select the text, open the Tools\Text analysis tool, select
    selection in the source field and click on count.

    The word count is shown after "Total shown phrases"

  • Anonymous - 2013-01-10

    Took me forever to find this! Why not call it "Total shown words" instead of phrases?!

  • Benito van der Zander

    Because it can show more than words. E.g. if you set "maximum words per phrase " to 2, it would show phrases. Like for this answer, it would show "because it", "it can", "can show", "show more", "more than", "than words", ...

  • InetErny

    InetErny - 2013-06-06

    Yes it is not really user-friendly!!! It gives a lot of additional information. But i need the simple cound of characters without spaces. The suggestion to use the info bar is the best one! Like Microsoft Word does.

  • Stephan Matthiesen

    Yes, please, can this be improved? It's the only feature I really miss.

    When you're writing on larger projects, it is important to check your progress all the time and see how much you've written. At the moment, this is difficult to do and needs a lot of clicking through submenus. And you can't use normal text editors to get this info, because they don't handle tex commands correctly.

    Also, it only analyses individual files but not the whole project (master document plus include files).

    Please, can you show in the toolbar the word and character count for the current file and also the total for all files in the project?

    The concept of phrases is useful, but I think normal word and character count are more important because that's what the publishers want to know.



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