I am using the trial version for NaNoWriMo and love it! I definitely plan to purchase it.
I’ve been having one problem, though, with getting a consistent word count.
The cumulative word count in the little bar at the bottom was reading 26,700 (approx.) This fit with where I expected to be, right on schedule.
However, when I looked for the stats up at the top, I got two different counts. The larger (accurate, I thought) count for the manuscript as a whole, but the smaller number when I looked at project stats.
When I used the compiler, created an rtf file, and used the counter in my regular word processer to check I got the lower number again. So now I was starting to worry! 2000 words is a lot to lose
Finally, I did a manual copy and paste of the entire text on Scrivener, pasting onto a “new file” in my Word program, and doing a word count. Finally, it was very close to the larger number. So I figure that’ what I’ll have to do when it comes time to submit for the final NaNoWriMo validation.
But I wonder what’s going on, both with losing almost 10 % of my word count with the compiler, as well as the inconsistent counts within Scrivener. Something I’m doing wrong?
Any help appreciated!