Issue 19692 - Word count should exclude words within brackets
Summary: Word count should exclude words within brackets
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Blocks: 4568
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Reported: 2003-09-17 12:19 UTC by bjh
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description bjh 2003-09-17 12:19:51 UTC
Word count should also take into consideration of wheather words in brackets ie
"{, }, [, ], (, )" should be counted as well. As some may be aware that
academics use brackets to cite references and these are not considered as
countable words when essays/thesis are marked and it would be really good if
there was an option of excluding words in brackets.

Apoligies for filing this bug under OOo 1.1, there was no option for 688
Comment 1 utomo99 2003-09-19 11:04:17 UTC
I think it is feature, not a defect. 

please explain more about your suggestion. 

regarding 688, I dont know, but maybe you better to change it to the
nearest version, 1.1 is for 1.1 version which now is almost final 

Comment 2 bjh 2003-09-19 15:36:13 UTC
To elaborate, when an essay, thesis or journal article is written
references need to be cited. If the person chooses to use the the
Harvard referencing model, which is the most common, they need to cite
references within the text. eg:

....evidence suggest that diversity management is a powerful influence
in global corporations (Taylor, 1995; Lynn et al, 1997; Westwood,
1999; Todd and Brand 2000).

It is important to get an accurate word count that excludes words
between brackets, as  you are allowed to write a limted number of
words in the thesis/essay and refrences like these are not included in
the word count. 

btw, I figured there was no point in filing it under RC4 as 1.1 is
going to be out very soon
Comment 3 mci 2003-09-24 12:18:19 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 4 lohmaier 2003-09-28 00:57:35 UTC
cross-linking the issue...
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2003-10-14 16:56:20 UTC
I think we should consider this as an important issue for the
implementation of word-count feature.
BH->DVO: Please give approval for this evaluated OO.o 2.0 flagged issue. 
If you confirm with the target OO.o 2.0, then please keep it on your
owner (or the owner of the concerning developer) for implementation.
In case you want this issue for 'OOo Later', then please reset the
target milestone. If you decline the issue finally, please set the
resolution to 'Wontfix' (but do not close). In case of 'OOo Later' or
'Wontfix' please reset it on Bettina's owner. Thank you.
Comment 6 andreas.martens 2004-06-22 08:24:37 UTC
Because of a shortage of resources we have to retarget this issue to OOo later. 
Comment 7 hhielscher 2006-11-15 15:06:49 UTC
What about using a special character style with word count disabled for the text
in the brackets?
Comment 8 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:15:12 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 2000 days.