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Wanted: Outliner with Tree-Wordcount

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Posted by Nordwind
Nov 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

 

I’m looking for a two-pane outliner for Windows, which hast not only a word count for the current node, but also tree statistics (= the cumulative wordcount of the current node and all sub-nodes/sub trees).

Multi level outlines are required, so yWriter5 is not an option.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!

Best regards

Nordwind

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 11, 2012 at 05:45 PM

 

Nordwind wrote:
I’m looking for a two-pane outliner for Windows, which hast not only a
>word count for the current node, but also tree statistics (= the
>cumulative wordcount of the current node and all sub-nodes/sub trees).

Scrivener for Windows can do this. You just need to enable the right kind of options. You can see the cumulative word count in the Scrivenings view, as well as in the Outline view. Plus it is displayed for whatever node you’re working on.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 12, 2012 at 01:07 PM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
Nordwind wrote:
>I’m looking for a two-pane outliner for Windows, which hast not only a
>>word count for the current node, but also tree statistics (= the
>>cumulative wordcount of the current node and all sub-nodes/sub trees).
> >Scrivener for Windows can do this. You just need to enable the right
>kind of options. You can see the cumulative word count in the
>Scrivenings view, as well as in the Outline view. Plus it is displayed
>for whatever node you’re working on.

Having said that, I’m also wondering if there are any other two-pane outliners that can do this. This feature was one of the main reasons I went with Scrivener for my writing project. However, it would sound like a no-brainer type feature that one would expect any two-pane outliner to have (?)

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Nov 12, 2012 at 05:45 PM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
>Having said that, I’m also wondering if there are any other two-pane
>outliners that can do this. This feature was one of the main reasons I
>went with Scrivener for my writing project. However, it would sound like
>a no-brainer type feature that one would expect any two-pane outliner to
>have (?)

The key is not the word count of each text item per se, which several outliners may have (or one can simply use a tool like TextTally to get it), but its aggregation along the hierarchy. This, as far as I know, is quite a rare feature, found mostly in writers’ software and not in general purpose outliners.

In the former kind, I believe that Storybox has it http://www.storyboxsoftware.com/

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 12, 2012 at 06:46 PM

 

WhizFolders also can do this in a roundabout way, whereby you need to select the nodes and sub-notes first, and then execute the word count (every time you need it - i.e. not as quick and convenient as Scrivener).

 


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