Bug 63967 - Ability to Quickly Get Word Count of Sections Using Navigator
Summary: Ability to Quickly Get Word Count of Sections Using Navigator
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
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3.6.2.2 release
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
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Blocks: Word-Count
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Reported: 2013-04-26 15:46 UTC by Catbells
Modified: 2017-02-03 22:44 UTC (History)
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Description Catbells 2013-04-26 15:46:21 UTC
Would it be possible to use shift key in conjunction with Navigator to select text from cursor position to the jump made with Navigator or, have a 'Select section' feature?

Students and others require a word count of a large part of a document, for example a amin body of text omitting title page, table of contents and bibliography.  We are not interested in the word count of the whole document.  Scrolling to the start of the main body is too inconvenient to check the word count as often as we would like.

If there was an enhancement to select section, we could put the main body of our document in a section.  We could quickly and easily select the section frequently to check the word count.

However, some authors may want to use more than one section for the main body of their work.  Holding down the shift key while using Navigator would allow them to select text from where they were working to any point they chose.

I'd really like to know the thoughts of other people about this.
Comment 1 Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2013-10-03 14:38:45 UTC
Need input from ux-advise.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-06-25 17:24:53 UTC
I don't think UX is needed here. Seems like a fine request - who will implement it, no clue ;)

Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version: Version: 4.4.0.0.alpha0+  
Build ID: 8fae55c7d3fead6ce18556d5ccaa0958b7cfed91
Date:   Mon Jun 23 15:40:45 2014 +0200
Platform: Ubuntu Linux 14.04 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Enhancement
Low - you can already get a word count although it's a bit tedious. Plus this seems a bit hard to actually implement


Another way to possibly implement is just to get a word count within navigator as well - as you click "Header 1" it gives you the word count of what is in Header 1 until the next header. Seems like this would help also.

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