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Is there a way to view character and word count for highlighted sections on Paper?

Is there a way to view character and word count for highlighted sections on Paper?

Caitlin K.3
New member | Level 1

I'd just like a quick way to highlight a section and find it's character and word count.

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sueapfe
New member | Level 2

I had to search high and low for this too. Turns out you can do it by clicking on the ... dots in the document header
*edited: you can check the entire doc's word count there but not just a section 😞
 https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2017/03/paper-hidden-gems/


@Caitlin K.3 wrote:

I'd just like a quick way to highlight a section and find it's character and word count.


 

harryngh
Explorer | Level 3

You can use an online tool to get the number of word count. It often also offers an extensive report about the writing.

MusaSaglam
Explorer | Level 4

Hi there,

there is a possibility to count highlighted words but not characters. Is there a integration planned in the future?

Just a highlighted word-count is not satisfying.

Thanks!
Musa

Xopher
Explorer | Level 3

I really need the "word count" feature to include an option to see the character count of the selected text. Currently, there's counts for total words, selected words, total characters, and even emojis, but nothing for the number of characters that you have selected. Screenshot_2018-11-26 Stockroom Product Copy New Products from – Dropbox Paper.png

 

 

The specific reason I need this is that I do a lot of copywriting of product descriptions that have specific character counts -- not word counts. For instance, one of my clients' text fields has a limit of 170 characters. I can do this on Google Docs, but I much prefer the general cleanliness and ease of use of Paper.

 

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey there @Xopher - sorry for the tardy response; how are you today?

I can understand how useful this option would be for our users and as we collect and track all feedback requests to inform the ongoing development of Paper, I've put your request on our list. 

Please let me know if you have any other feedback or questions. 

Daphne
Dropboxer

Just updating the status here to encourage others to upvote your idea and show their support!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Musicbaby
New member | Level 2

Very useful information!!

pipahaha
New member | Level 2

I have a lot of faith in your idea! Let's be successful

 

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