Manually adjust Reading Time calculation

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15 Jan, 2022 07:02 PM

Hey all
Am finding the Reading Time calculation really handy as I prepare for a presentation. But, my estimate is that the RT is based on 200wpm (or close). Clearly, I don't want to read that quickly for a live audience and am wondering if there's a way to manually adjust the RT calculation so that it would provide a useful estimate as to how long it would take to read the writing out loud (say, at 140-160 wpm)?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 16 Jan, 2022 01:11 AM

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    Not currently, but it's definitely a feature request I would take into consideration. In the meantime, if you want the formula to calculate it based on the words and complexity, I could probably provide that.

    - Brett

  2. 2 Posted by skiptime on 16 Jan, 2022 07:12 AM

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    Thanks Brett
    That formula would be great.

    So appreciate your work.


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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 16 Jan, 2022 11:01 AM

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    I thought I had done something more clever with it, but after consulting the code, it's literally just word count divided by 200 (or whatever wpm count you want). I like the idea of making that adjustable, so watch for that in the future, but for now, the word count gives you everything you need.


  4. 4 Posted by skiptime on 16 Jan, 2022 12:36 PM

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    Cheers Brett. I'll call "word count divided by wpm" an algorithm and make myself feel fancy. But certainly having difficulty score as some kind of variable would be fascinating. - Simon

  5. 5 Posted by Andreas on 31 Mar, 2023 09:34 AM

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    Hi Brett, did this ever ship? If so where do I find the configuration of the wpm count? This would be incredibly helpful for writing scripts for video.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Brett on 31 Mar, 2023 12:57 PM

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    @Andreas no I never shipped this feature. Still one I would consider, but it got put off for other development.

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