How do I include footnotes in word count?

Hi, is there a way to get the total wordcount to include footnotes?

I’ve read multiple posts on this and did what they say, Ive checked the box in Project statistic that says “count footnotes” but they still don’t appear in the project targets or in the word count in outline view . They only appear in the editor view, if I click on the wordcount and check ‘include footnotes’ - but now where else. Am I missing something?

I am using the 30-day trial of 2.9, and this a deal breaker for me (and for academic writing). If I can’t see the total wordcount including footnotes in outline mode, I’ll be unable to track my actual progress.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks, Hana