Project Targets and Footnotes

I apologize if this has already been requested.

I would love it if the Project Targets word counter (and similar Target Word counters in the footer) had the option to exclude footnote text as the “Show Projects Statistics” pane does. As an academic, I often have wordy footnotes, which throws off my targets. It would also make the decision to move a block of text into or out from the footnotes much easier.

Thanks for your hard work on this great program. I couldn’t write without it.


This has come up a few times. Unfortunately, it’s a little tricky in the “live” areas - the areas that update as you type - as it would mean Scrivener doing lots of extra calculations as you type, potentially on the whole document, which could slow down typing.

All the best,