So tonight I was fiddling around with Scrivener trying to figure out how to get it to automatically do a couple of formatting things. I’d had to do them manually before, but I’ve got some stories I want to submit over the next few days. I wanted to know what I was misunderstanding.
I solved the problems I was trying to figure out, but then I noticed something odd. The word count on Scrivener was 18.1k. When I compiled it into an RTF docuement, it was 12.8k. That’s a pretty big difference. I compared the words in the opening section, and the RTF count was two words less than the Scrivener count.
Anyone have any idea what’s going on here? I’m inclined to trust the Scrivener count because when each section’s word count when tallied adds up to the total. And the words in each section are only the words of the story.
I want to send this out, but not with such a discrepancy in the word counts.