I keep chapters and scenes in folders and subfolders (e.g., Act I, Act II, Chapter 23, Scene 2, etc). If I want to see an accurate word count, it seems I must uncollapse every folder in the binder. Is there a way around this? As in, the ability to see the word count total for a given folder or folders?
You can see this info in the Outliner view. You may need to enable the relevant Word Count and Total Word Count columns.
Project > Statistics…
Options tab, check count subdocuments