Issue 118676 - Double Quotes counted as words
Summary: Double Quotes counted as words
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Reported: 2011-12-12 19:12 UTC by Jen
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:43 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Jen 2011-12-12 19:12:38 UTC
The Word Count feature counts quotes around dialogue within writing as words.  I believe the count happens only on Closing Double Quotes.  This generates an inaccurate word count, which can be VERY significant in dialogue-heavy writing, and is problematic.  Double Quotes should not be counted as words.
Comment 1 Marcus 2011-12-12 20:03:08 UTC
I can see the issue but the position of the quotes is important (menu "Tools - Word Count"):

"hello"   --> 1 word
"hello "  --> 2 words
" hello"  --> 2 words
" hello " --> 3 words
Comment 2 Jen 2011-12-12 20:08:34 UTC
How about with a punctuation mark between the word and the closing quote?

"Hello." -> 2 words.  It should be 1.