I like to write using the Bruce Ross-Larson paragraph-plan method – that is, come up with a paragraph-by-paragraph topic outline and then create point (topic) sentences for each paragraph. This works great in Scrivener as I use each card on the cork board for each paragraph. Instead of a word count target, it would be helpful to have a paragraph count target. I suppose I could just count cards on the cork-board, but it would be nice to see how far I have to go as I draft.
Have you tried using “View > Corkboard > Show Card Numbers”.
Each card will be numbered, starting with 1.
I did find that function. It helps within a folder (I divide sections into folders), but I would also like to count down to the total target paragraphs, ideally in the compose mode.
Thanks for the tip.
Just a couple of thoughts. If you open up all folders in the Draft folder (option click), select the whole content, and deselect the folders that you don’t want to be counted (and, what do I know, perhaps some emty documents you’ve tossed in as placeholders) you’ll have all the index cads numbered. Another thought is to choose the option to show the number of documents each folder contains in the binder. It would give you an inication of which ball park you’re in. As for numbering the “scrivenings”, I can’t think of any solution.