I am still evaluating, and I think I can hardly wait for Scrivener 3.0, however I am struggling with word counts
I have read https://forum.literatureandlatte.com/t/how-to-set-words-target-for-a-folder/51222/1 and the Manual sect. 20 but I am still unable to see Progress for any level of document or container other than the lowest level as shown in the outliner.
I have tried parent item as Folder and Document, and individual child document items; I can set the targets and the Total Word count is the sum of the individual word counts but I cannot get the Progress of the parent item to budge.
Now, it occurs to me that the Progress for any item is measured only by reference to its own specific target, i.e.the word counts of child items are not counted towards the target of the parent item. Personally, it would make more sense to me if the word count of an item were the sum of all the word counts of child items plus any words belonging to the parent item, but that’s not the way it seems to work.
Is there a way to see progress visually by setting a target on a parent item and measuring it by the sum of all content & child content?
Platform: Win 10 Home 64-bit build 20H1/2004 Scrivener Version: 188.8.131.52 - 14 Nov 2019
[Personal introduction: Hi! Having written my own writing software by adding VBA to MS Word to the extent that it was unrecognisable as Word to most people, I can really appreciate what Scrivener offers, but I am struggling to get to grips with it! It will come, but after diligent research this seems like my 1st genuine issue.
Background: my 1st writing project was a 320k philosophical novel in prose-poetry, which despite numerous accolades from agents etc. was just too un-commercial for anyone. This time I am writing a thriller and am writing to genre pattern and length etc. so being able to see at a glance how I am doing is highly desirable. Everyone seems very well informed and supportive here and I’m looking forward to engaging further. Saludos! Julian]