[feature request] Word count to ignore notes


The new word count feature is fantastic. However, it would be even better if the user had the option to exclude notes from the word count. My logic is that anyone writing professionally is likely to want to keep track of the main text but not the notes. Perhaps also the option to apply word count to selected columns would be useful, as sometimes I put supporting text or references in another column.

[PS: I’ve already emailed a feature request for this, but am curious if other users would find this useful.]


When drafting an outline for academic papers, I record bibliographic references in the notes. These are not included in the final word count, so the ability to exclude notes form the word count (total and focussed section) would be a real bonus.