Bug 79059 - UI: Add context menu to change display of information in word counter area (status bar)
Summary: UI: Add context menu to change display of information in word counter area (s...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on: 59961
Blocks: Statusbar Word-Count
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Reported: 2014-05-22 07:01 UTC by Robert Wąsik
Modified: 2017-11-14 14:50 UTC (History)
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Description Robert Wąsik 2014-05-22 07:01:08 UTC
Problem description: 
Word counter in the status bar shows only words amonut and chars with space (correctly)

Steps to reproduce:
1. start LibreOffice Writer
2. look at the word counter in the status bar :)

Current behavior: only chars with space are shown

Expected behavior: right click on word counter area in status bar should open a short menu and user will decide which value will be shown: words & chars with space, words & chars without space or something else (or - optionally - none of this)

Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-28 13:28:23 UTC
As LibO has right-clicking menus in the statusbar for style and paragraph language, i guess this could give easy access to people wanting this info rather than having to go to the 'word count' dialog.
Comment 2 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-06-28 11:58:37 UTC
Summary amended for clarity.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-11-14 23:50:59 UTC
So the right-click menu should give options for

* Word Count (similar to how it was in 4.0 and this should be the default)
* Word and Character Count
* Word and Character Count excluding spaces
Comment 4 A (Andy) 2015-04-04 21:25:55 UTC
This sounds good.
Comment 5 Dieter 2017-01-09 13:01:43 UTC
I would add (if possible) an option for
* word count including footnotes (standard)
* word count without footnotes

- it might beuseful to count words without footnotes
- there is no information within LO help, that counting footnotes is the standard
- so sometimes there seems to be confusion about it (see Bug 55359)