Is there a way to control what is counted in the manuscript word count?

Hi, so until now to avoid the serious lag issue with 100k+ word count documents, I had decided to make separate smaller documents. The only trouble is… sometimes I still want to see my document as a whole, and be able to do so within the confines of Scrivener (i.e. not just loading it in a word doc, which I could do with a lot less lag, but Word and Scrivener have different methods of word counting, so it will give me a different count if I did that). So what I had done was I had made a “parent” document that was the big file and the smaller documents went inside it in the binder like a folder. However… This artificially doubles my manuscript word count, and I’d really still love to be able to take advantage of the manuscript word count at the top of the screen while having this set-up. I understand if that isn’t possible, but it’d be great if there was some kind of feature to be able to control which documents are counted in the manuscript word count…? Or is that just not possible? Or is there something I’m missing, maybe?

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You don’t need to duplicate the document to see the whole thing, either in Word or Scrivener. To export the whole thing as a Word document, use the Compile command. To see the whole thing in Scrivener, use Scrivenings mode. See the Interactive Tutorial, available from the Help menu, for more details about both commands.

For more information about Scrivener’s statistical tools, see Section 20.1 in the manual, also available from the Help menu.