Issue 50269 - "Number of words" : Number of displayed words (word count) required
Summary: "Number of words" : Number of displayed words (word count) required
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m104
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-06-03 09:38 UTC by umr5174
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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4 displayed words, 3 words counted (14.99 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2005-06-03 09:49 UTC, umr5174
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Description umr5174 2005-06-03 09:38:31 UTC
Words in page style footers are counted as whole document words, available in
File: Properties: statistics,
and in
Tools: word count,
even if this page style is not used. Cf. issue 50056 .
SBA wrote: <<I don't regard this a defect.

<<One may even consider this a feature, giving the Information: "You forgot to
remove data from the document" or "You wasted time to write words that are not
visible in the document".>>

At the opposite, if you use the same page style in several pages (which is the
raison d'être of page styles), the number of footer words is counted only once.

Now, in many situations, the user is interessed in the number of DISPLAYED words
of his document. Specially, publishers, teachers, academic rules and research
organisations often limit the number of words. Hidden words don't matter.
Repeated words are to be counted multiple times.

So I suggest a count of displayed word would be added in document properties.
Comment 1 umr5174 2005-06-03 09:48:04 UTC
Cross-referenced words (Insert: Cross-reference: References= bookmarks,
Format=Reference) are not counted either, though displayed. They should be
included in the number of displayed words.
Comment 2 umr5174 2005-06-03 09:49:28 UTC
Created attachment 26847 [details]
4 displayed words, 3 words counted
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2005-06-09 19:15:27 UTC
SBA: I confirm this enhancement request. 
Put FME on c/c (because enhancing the word count feature already was in
discussion and the given hints should be regarded in that context, too)
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:54:09 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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