Footnotes - word count

There is one little snag - I’d like to be able to know the word count for a single piece of text excluding footnotes. I understand this can be done upon export of the entire document (though I could do with a lesson on that as well, and the less use of Microsoft Word the better), but is there a way to do it on this smaller scale?
Thank you. Scribblypop is wonderful.

Hi,

You can get this via View > Statistics > Project Statistics. Scriv 2 (next summer) will feature a tooltip over the standard word count that will show you this information, too, and there will also be another option entirely whereby you don’t have to keep the footnotes inline… But more on that anon.

Thanks for the kind words!

All the best,
Keith