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Word counter in text capsules?

  1. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Would it be better to have text capsules with letter/character counters?

    What's your thoughts? smile

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image80
      Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like the idea, but I would like a word counter instead of letters or characters.

      sunforged, I've been using the add-on you recommended, but just found out today when I went to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 that it is not supported.  Hopefully they will update this useful little add-on.  I especially like being able to tally multiple text selections in sequence.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I guess no one likes the idea? hmm

  3. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I posted a cool firefox add-on that does that to any highlighted text in the knowledge exchange.

    For now, although you dont have a running word count in a capsule, your hubmetric tab is only a click away

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      but, doesn't the hub have to be published before hubmetrics starts calculating? I think I've tried to see word count before publishing and couldn't. hmm

      1. sunforged profile image69
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ive never noticed that (from unpublished)

        Metrics
        Word Count: 151
        Revenue Potential: $
        Incoming Links: ∗
        View Duration: -not measured yet-
        First Published: -

      2. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        For a little while it was doing that. But before that stretch of time (I noticed it happening to me weeks ago) and now, you can see the word count.

      3. Whitney05 profile image61
        Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not necessarily. If you leave the hub unpublished for long enough, it will start to grow stats, the word counter will work at that point even with the hub still unpublished

  4. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago
  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Thank you Sunforged



    Edit: Windows XP is what I use. big_smile

  6. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    WinXP?

    I guess your saying you still use the default IE as your browser, so you are not able to use a firefox plug in?

    If that is the case..tsk tsk...IE is absolutely worthless in comparison to firefox


    watch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dWg9fv7M8Y

  7. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Thank you.

  8. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    If you save your Hub unpublished, it will eventually have collected stats - not right away though. It can sometimes take even a day for hubmetrics to show up.

    sunforged, how does that highlighted text feature work? It sounds a lot easier than pasting them into a word doc, lol!

  9. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I don't see a need for it as I write in a word program first then copy paste it to the text module. It's much easier to get your spelling and grammar correct before putting it into a text module.

    But for those that are confident with their spelling and grammar, I don't have a problem with it.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    is that a view from a completed, unpublished hub?

    maybe I missed it when I was checking.
    thanks sf

    1. sunforged profile image69
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well not completed...unpublished hub that happens to have some text written already

      the last listed metric
      First Published: -  <-------see no date

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Metrics
        Word Count: 2884
        Revenue Potential: $$
        Incoming Links: ∗
        View Duration: -not measured yet-
        First Published: -

        That's unpublished.

        Sorry, I wasted everyone's time. smile

        1. camlo profile image85
          camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not at all! A word counter, plus your idea, in the text capsule when you write or edit would be a great idea.

        2. Jeffrey Neal profile image80
          Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey, Cags, you could also try Google Docs if you prefer to compose before putting into a hub.  I have a word processor, Open Office on my comp., but I find myself using GDocs more lately.  There is a word counter in the Tools menu, and you can use your normal Google login you use for adsense.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you good to know. smile

            @sunforged - Thank you. smile

        3. sunforged profile image69
          sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not a time waster ...your request would be more useful than the current set up.  I was just sharing options you could use right now.

  11. Jayne Lancer profile image88
    Jayne Lancerposted 7 years ago

    A word counter wouldn't be a bad idea.
    Although I write on Word, I edited my two Hubs whilst creating them. Since my aim is to write tightly, I had to keep 'saving unpublished' and going to Hubmetrics. It was a bit of a pain, to tell the truth.

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, that's exactly what I mean.

  12. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    I always completely compose the article before creating a hub using MSWORD, word counts can be gotten there, then I cut and paste into text capsules and headings.

    Usually I put all the capsule breaks in as well(on the MSdoc) and the photos I'm going to attach. Then I can put the hub together quickly since its already planned and prepped.

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I use the word counter on OO when I draft the Hub. But once I've pasted onto the Hub, I start changing things. A word counter would be very hepful.

  13. wordcounter profile image56
    wordcounterposted 7 years ago

    I compose everything in advance - not only for HubPages, but for other social bookmarking sites. It's all cut-and-paste for me, too, but I use a wordcounterwiz template (PDF) to save my work while it's in progress.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hope that doesn't mean you think HubPages is a social bookmarking site!

      Actually, looking at your extremely short Hub, maybe you do...

  14. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    grrr.

    I decided to put this hub together in pieces instead of writing it all off-line. I was going to use the word count from the hub stats.

    but stats are disabled tonight...

    grrr.


    lol

  15. lovelypaper profile image66
    lovelypaperposted 7 years ago

    I think it would be a great idea to have word count capsules. Even while you're working on your hub, to have a running count after you do periodic saves.

 
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