I have a bunch of “source” documents (custom status) nested inside my primary draft folder. I have them excluded from the compile settings I use to prepare drafts for review on my Kindle. But this doesn’t appear to prevent them from being included in the Project Targets, specifically the total number of words already written. The word counts from these source documents are included in the Project Targets.
I would like to be able to exclude these documents completely from the Project Targets without moving them. Nesting these source files helps me track which scenes I can draw copy from when writing the new draft. Having them be separate files helps me track the legacy track and prevent accidentally reusing copy or misplacing these files with all their snapshots, which sometimes have useful copy buried in earlier drafts.
I hope that makes sense.
These source files are correctly excluded from the draft and word count function when I compile and export the manuscript for review.