Word / Character count in LO5

Hi. The word and character count in the task bar doesn’t work properly in Writer. When I open a document it counts approx. 1/10 of the words/characters and then stops, adds then approx. 5,000 after a keystroke until it reaches the correct amount. The correct amount is only displayed after clicking Tools/Word count. This doesn’t apply to small documents. My document has approx. 140,000 words and just over 1,000,000 characters.

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For me LO5 word count is broken too. It only counts selected text. The total counts always show 0 words.

It is working again in 5.0.3

Hi Huskey

LO-5 is from LibreOffice Fresh & as such may be buggy. You need to get used to using Bugzilla (or the Bug Assistant).

The alternative is to use LibreOffice Still (more stable, less exciting).

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