I am using Version 1.0.3 of Scrivener for Windows. The last time (before upgrading) I looked at outline view the Total Word count column showed a running total of words in the document. Now when I look at outline view the Total Word Count shows the same value as the folder word count.
Has something changed, or is this a new setting I need to turn on to get it to work the same as before?
As much as I loved the running total word count, I was told that was a bug, which they have now “fixed.” So no. There is no setting to let you recover the running word count. I’ve been reduced to maintaining a spreadsheet to keep my running total.
But I’m confused. How come a feature that says at the top Total Word Count is regarded as a bug?
I realize I can get the total word count from document statistics, but this was really useful when looking at a book in outline to see at what point certain events happened.
I had the same issue. I was advised that total word count doesn’t refer to the count of the project you are working on, but only to the word count of a single folder/file and its children. For example, if you have a folder (a chapter) with five files (scenes) within the folder, the total word count of the folder is the sum of the word counts of the five scenes. Hence, the total word count has some value, but I do agree that a running total would be quite valuable, although I understand that is probably not in the cards.
Hence my separate spreadsheet, which I update manually, to track that information.
Hmm - strange then because I have all my text files within a single folder, so I would expect it to work as you say. Ah well.