Numer of Characters

I am using Scrivener for academic writing in the field of theology / social science. To meet requirements for number of characters for a certain article or publication the “goal” that can be set is very helpful. Unfortunately, footnotes, which are the most common method of citation in my field, are not counted towards that goal, but need to meet the requirements.

Would it be possible to create a function to enable the character-counting of footnotes towards the set goal?

Best wishes