I need to know how many words I have written in a particular paragraph. Obsidian only gives word count for the entire text in the editor. Right now, I copy paste the paragraph into https://wordcounter.net/ and get the count that way.
When I highlight a segment of text in the editor, the word count only for the highlighted segment is shown.
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There is a plugin for this, but I believe this should be a core part of the product.
I strongly agree the core plugin should do this. It’s a common feature in text editors and I use it often.
The Better Word Count plugin has never worked on mobile. When it stopped working on desktop I worked around it by copying text to a “word count” note. Then I learned that both plugins count incorrectly, so I started writing in a separate app. I’ve also set up a workaround with Apple Shortcuts.
It would be great to see the word count of the selection. If nothing is selected the word count would be as usual. It is very useful when writing a piece that is supposed to have a fixed word count and having several versions in one note to check the amount of words.
Just copy and paste the text into an online word count tool
Include me in the list of people that is surprised this functionality isn’t baked in – I just found myself copying a note into Google Docs in order to count how many characters are in each paragraph Is there any kind of voting mechanism for feature requests?
I’m a relatively new Obsidian user and still building trust using third party / community plugins and @CawlinTeffid’s point about plugins not working on mobile is incredibly valid.
Hopefully this does make it into core at some point. Following this topic