[SOLVED] Add Word Count to the Status Bar 4.1.6

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[SOLVED] Add Word Count to the Status Bar 4.1.6

Postby JohnTome » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:31 pm

As an editor this function is crucial for me - to see and monitor word count at a glance, ongoing.

On 4.1.5 this extension worked like a charm for years. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=69778#p312387

However as soon as I upgraded to 4.1.6 , OO simply hung and nothing happened. I uninstalled and reinstalled some 5 times before being able to simply operate in 'basic' format.

Does anyone please have a current solution to incorporate the word count into the status bar in 4.1.6 ?

Many thanks in advance - looking forward to a positive solution. ;)
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Re: NEW - Add Word Count to the Status Bar 4.1.6

Postby Villeroy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:34 pm

The solution to this problem and hundreds of others is https://libreoffice.org/ which is the successor to OpenOffice since 2011. OpenOffice is no longer actively developed.
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Re: NEW - Add Word Count to the Status Bar 4.1.6

Postby RusselB » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm

Welcome to the Forums.
I don't have any suggestions for getting 4.1.6 to work as you are asking, but due to the small number of changes between 4.1.5 and 4.1.6, I'm going to suggest that you uninstall 4.1.6, then download and install 4.1.5
You'll have to do a little more work on the download page to ensure that the correct version is being downloaded.
While I'm not familiar with that extension, it appears that, from what you are saying, that there's some difference between 4.1.5 and 4.1.6 that makes that extension unusable.
Another option, is to download and install LibreOffice which has the word and character counts in the status bar by default.
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Re: [SOLVED] Add Word Count to the Status Bar 4.1.6

Postby JohnTome » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:02 pm

Thank you Villeroy and Russel.
Had no idea Libre existed and is the successor to OpenOffice.
Have installed and am in the process of customising. Word count is right there where i need it. :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Add Word Count to the Status Bar 4.1.6

Postby Bidouille » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:52 pm

FYI I use AOO 4.1.6 and Word Count Status Bar Control 0.2.2 with no problem.

JohnTome wrote:I uninstalled and reinstalled some 5 times

As usual, it necessary to reset the user profile between these 2 steps.
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Re: [SOLVED] Add Word Count to the Status Bar 4.1.6

Postby Villeroy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:14 pm

JohnTome wrote:I uninstalled and reinstalled some 5 times before being able to simply operate in 'basic' format.

This is not a typical Windows application. No matter how often you delete and reinstall the same version, you always get the exact same program with the eact same registry settings.
A broken setup is hidden in the profile folder. Non-Windows programs strictly separate user data from application data. Your preferences, your macros, your templates, your spell check dictionaries, your auto-text entries remain on disk, even after you uninstalled the program. When you install it next time, all your data are still there and you get the same setup. You can transfer the profile folder to other machines (including Mac and Linux) in order to get the same office (more or less) on any system. Programs like this one do not write much into the registry.
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