I just found out about Scrivener through a BoingBoing link. It looks really interesting, and I expect to pick it up.
Here’s my dream wish list feature:
Does Scrivener have, or could you program for it, a word count feature that tells the writer, on some sort of table, how many times they’ve used each word in the document on which they’re working?
That is, it would actually list every word that appears, plus a number: 17, or 25,821, say.
One could list the words on this table in order of first appearance, or alphabetically, or in order of most appearances, or the least.
One could then click on a button that might highlight, in bold or in color, every use of that word in the document.
It might also allow the user to click on a given word, which then automatically sends one to thesaurus software, or a thesuarus web site, for suggestions as to alternates words one might use.
Even without the thesaurus feature, something that simply counts how many times one has used a word could be really useful for writers, especially when they’re working on long articles, or book-length projects, who want to avoid sounding repetitious in their choices.
Please: What are your thoughts?
Thanks, in advance, for them.