Bug 63361 - Make it possible to toggle/disable word count in status bar
Summary: Make it possible to toggle/disable word count in status bar
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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4.0.2.2 release
Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Word-Count
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Reported: 2013-04-10 07:41 UTC by Laurence
Modified: 2016-10-24 21:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Laurence 2013-04-10 07:41:47 UTC
In Libreoffice writer  the wordcount is now displayed on the status bar.  This is great and very helpful to students and the like (Ref Bug 34772.)  However, personally, I find it a pain.  It's purely psychological but my work and fan fic writing does not require specific content length.  So I feel I have an electronic boss checking my work.  It gets in the way of creative thinking!

It's an irritance only and I can turn the status bar off but would it be possible to be able to toggle the status bar word count?  Then I can view the page count which is of use but without the wordcount.  It might seem just an irration but us writers are weird like that!  No biggie.  (I've installed Abiword as a backup!)

Librewriter is brilliant, mind.  It single handedly turned me to open source and Linux and I have not looked back.  Many thanks.
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-04-16 23:05:58 UTC
Thanks for reporting!

I can see your point this can be irritating to users who really don't need it. Therefore I mark this as NEW.

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 2 Laurence 2013-04-17 01:02:35 UTC
Thank you very much indeed. :-)
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Subject: [Bug 63361] Make it possible to toggle/disable word count in status bar
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:05:58 +0000


    
      
    
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           Writer: Can we toggle word count in status bar on/off?
           
           Make it possible to toggle/disable word count in status bar
           
         

         
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        Thanks for reporting!

I can see your point this can be irritating to users who really don't need it.
Therefore I mark this as NEW.

Kind regards,
Joren
        
      
      
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Comment 3 Andreas Loizou 2013-05-03 23:21:05 UTC
I am new to it but I'll try to solve it.
Comment 4 Laurence 2013-05-15 04:55:22 UTC
Thank you so much.  I am very grateful.

Based on previous experience in software I would imagune a simple tick box in the writer settings which sets a variable and then it becomes "If var is true then display, if not, don't."

No need to engage with count code itself at all I would have thought.  But I am not the expert here!

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To: laurence_coombes@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: [Bug 63361] Make it possible to toggle/disable word count in status bar
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 23:21:05 +0000


    
      
    
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        I am new to it but I'll try to solve it.
        
      

      
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Comment 5 Joel Madero 2014-02-27 23:25:46 UTC
In order to limit the confusion between ProposedEasyHack and EasyHack and to make queries much easier we are changing ProposedEasyHack to NeedsDevEval.

Thank you and apologies for the noise
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 06:13:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2016-09-16 12:52:32 UTC
Not an easy hack - ideally one should be able to configure the statusbar as you can configure the toolbar.