πŸ™ Word & Character Count?

Hello,

Good afternoon everyone (UK time)

I really would love to have word, character and even reading time available.

Has anyone working on this or has any bits of code I can try out?

Any help would be great (I am not code-savvy by the way)

thank you

Kane

Hi @KaneDodgson, we are currently working on a plugin system and I think β€œword count” is a good candidate for a testing plugin. We may try to build one to test the plugin system’s capabilities.

@Charlie What do you think?

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That would be brilliant, even a simple basic word count would be helpful to me, to begin with. Loving this product. Ideally, word and character would be good. then if possible selective word count (highlight a block or blocks and see its word count) in an ideal world an estimated reading time also

I write a lot of funding bids for my projects and other similar things and they always insist on character counts. Now it is not so much of a problem as I screen everything through Grammarly and this has all those bells and whistles. But having it in the note app would stop me overwriting these kinds of things in the first place.

Thanks for getting back to me on this, appreciated

Kane

Definitely happy to try out as plugin and feedback

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Liking this idea a lot Kane. A nice and simple wordcount is always helpful. Would be cool to then also have a count based on selection type view too.

p.s - I have changed this to Feature Request just so that the team can keep track and we can push up the votes :slight_smile:

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that would be brilliant. thank you

maybe like it’s done in Roam – putting {wordcount} on top, counting the words in all blocks that are nested under it?

A block function that gives back the number of words / characters in all the blocks nested underneath (like in roam research).

Helps a lot in writing, adding it as a block function would enable to separately count the words in every paragraph also. Could be (optionally) omitted at export.

You can add a Wordcounter for each block or all the text, with the possibility of invoke it with /wordcount.

+1 for this.

My work involves either producing essays to a precise word limit and also producing sermons which need to last for a given time (which I can quickly estimate with word count). At the moment I’m exporting to Word using Pandoc and counting there for an accurate count.

I’ve found a Chrome extension β€œWord Counter Plus” which gives a rough estmate which helps for now, but it breaks flow to have to select text then use the extension.

Thanks for an amazing product!

Hi! I’ve created a word count plugin that is inspired from Roam’s way of doing it.

Currently you have to manually install it, and it supports an unlimited number of nested blocks.

Hope it helps!

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Working great. Much better than the one in Remnote (last time I used it!) that could only be used once per page. Having multiple instances is really powerful, and it works fine in document mode too.

Thank you!

You are most welcome!