Word Count WITH footnotes in Footer???

Is it possible to see the word count with the footnotes included in the footer (thus not only in the additional box)??? I need to easily monitor my progress, using the progress bar that shows my word count with my footnotes… Now it appears as I have used fewer words, as my footnotes are not counted in my progress bar.

The live count in the footer can only count the text in the editor for speed reasons, so to include footnotes in that count (rather than needing to click it to show the popover), you can use inline footnotes instead of inspector footnotes. To convert existing notes, use Edit > Transformations > Convert Inspector Footnotes to Inline Footnotes.