on 04 Oct, 2018 03:05 PM
I tried to do some more exploration this morning. It's a bunch of files (each chapter in a different one) and ideally I don't really want to send them. I did figure out that one of the files (the epilogue) seems to be causing issues. I made a video so you can see the word count jumping by about 5k by removing a file with 4 words.
on 04 Oct, 2018 03:27 PM
I should add - when I add any text to chapter 11, the word count doesn't change. It's like I have some sequence of text or something that is tripping up the word count. But that seems odd... Are you calculating it by just splitting on spaces and removing new lines?
on 04 Oct, 2018 03:29 PM
And going down that path. I think I found the problem...
You can't have a single < that doesn't have a closing one. In chapter 11 I have the line
< C/O/M DECIDE ON JOINT STATEMENT
But I forgot the closing >. If I add it, it all works like normal. But this seems like a bad thing for the word count to trip up on, because if you were writing any math in the document, it's very possible to have just a single > or <.