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Will there be a daily word count?


#1

How about a daily tracker of how many words I write? And maybe in a way that can show weekly or monthly progress so I can see how far I’ve come and how much work is left.

This would be especially useful for NaNo in November, where you have a set target to meet in a short amount of time.


#2

Not at this time. I consider this to be an advanced feature that would be of interest to only a small number of users. This decision is based on the takeup of a Word Add In I released in 2016 called TimeKeeper for Word, which had a number of features to document daily word counts and time spent working on a document. It generated little interest from writers.

As such, features such as daily word counts, performance graphs and metrics have a very low priority.


#3

FWIW, I’d actually like some tracking functionality, too. When you’re working on multiple files, making small changes here and there, it’s nice and motivational to know how much you’re actually accomplishing.


#4

Thanks Meriah. With this sort of functionality, it’s good to hear from as many people as possible. It often turns out that things I consider obscure or of little benefit are actually desired by a lot of people.