Issue 117160 - Word Count NEEDS to be changed
Summary: Word Count NEEDS to be changed
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 89042
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: configuration (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: writerneedsconfirm
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-01 19:18 UTC by f_dawgy_dogg
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description f_dawgy_dogg 2011-03-01 19:18:21 UTC
It has come to my attention that Open Office counts "smart quotes" as word in the word counting feature.  This led to confusion and it took me a while, plus an internet forum posting, to figure out why I kept going over my word limit for a project I was working on.  

On the internet forum, other writers complained because they do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), a very popular international contest in which you have to write a novel in a month.  When they entered their text at the NaNoWriMo website, they were hugely discouraged to learn they were thousands of words short of the necessary word count.

By counting smart quotes as a word, it just leads to unnecessary confusion.  Please change it.  Thanks.
Comment 1 eric.savary 2011-03-01 20:35:21 UTC
Doing a query here would have shown you that this issue is already known.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 89042 ***