Is there a way to get a count of documents included in my compile?
I see a document-count in the outliner, but it includes all the documents (many non-compiled “notes” etc). I tried sorting to isolate the compiled ones, but the Outliner doesn’t seem to count just the items I select.
Am I missing a way to do this?
(I’m trying to estimate page count based on unwritten sections in my outliner. I know about how big each section/document will be, but need a count of the sections, without all my notes.)
Briefly, this is what I’d do (please ask if you don’t know how to accomplish any of this):
- Use the toolbar search options to look for “included” documents in your draft folder & save that search
- Select all the documents in the search collection
- Enter cork board mode
- If the cards aren’t numbered, turn that feature on
- Scroll to the bottom of the list of cards; its number is the number of documents that should compile (unless you’re doing something fancy with the compile setting to include/exclude more files.
There very well may be a better way of doing this, but it should to the trick.
That seemed to work pretty well.
When I kept the selections in the Binder and cleared the search, I could see and count the few it left out.
You could also create a second saved search for “excluded” documents in your draft folder, and toggle between the two to quickly see how many included/excluded files you have.