Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2013 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 12/15/2013 08:58 PM, som wrote:
On Sun, 15/12/13, Anton <> wrote:

  Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: LO 4.1.3
  Date: Sunday, 15 December, 2013, 3:19 AM
The actual computer magazine c't
  OpenOffice and LibreOffice and come to the
  result that the new versions of LibreOffice (4.1.x) had
  more features than OpenOffice.
  (but often unneeded like the work counting ... never
  understodd who needs
  such features I never was asked how many words a my document

actually i am very glad to the devs for the word count feature. most of the indexed journals (eg, lancet, 
bmj, nje etc) specifically mention the number of words your document should contain. e.g, abstract of the 
article should be within 300 words; original article 3000 words and like that. so, word counting feature is 
definitely not "unneeded" for me!

I know of a few writers and an editor. Having to have access to a word count option could really help. We pay you for 3,500 words and you give up 3,450 - not good, not good. Of course then you use the word count to help with the final book size. An average of 300 words per page for a hard cover and between 260 and 350 pages in the book is a good guide, but having a true word count would be better. Your manuscript almost never will have the same page, paragraph, and text formating as the finalized book from the publisher. Having every tool that helps you write in the format and the size that you editor and publisher wants/needs can be very important for a beginning author.

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.