WordCount app for counting words in a chapter

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Post by Isana » March 15th, 2015, 4:08 pm

Kangaroo692 wrote:I code a little. I'm more into web designing (HTML and CSS) right now. I'm working on basic functionality (JavaScript) and database websites (PHP and MySQL.) If you need any styling help, I could help with that. I don't know enough about JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL to actually build a working website with them.
The app is written in Perl :9: and uses SQLite (much lighter than MySQL). The only JavaScript used is in the bookmarklet.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 15th, 2015, 4:08 pm

When you are ready Isana, I can add links to the app and any instructions in the relevant section of our official BC FAQ document.
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Post by Isana » March 15th, 2015, 4:10 pm

TriciaG wrote: Project 38497 has chapter summaries at the beginning, like 42315 did. It handled it correctly this time, except it didn't find Chapter I. :hmm: But the rest looked great!
Thanks, Tricia! I'm on it! (38497)

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Post by Isana » March 15th, 2015, 4:11 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:When you are ready Isana, I can add links to the app and any instructions in the relevant section of our official BC FAQ document.
Thank you, Jo!

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Post by Kangaroo692 » March 15th, 2015, 4:18 pm

I made a post somewhere here, but I suppose it got lost. Maybe it didn't get posted at all, and I clicked the cancel button instead of submit.

Can you make an option to have both a chapter number and a descriptive title? In some books it will mess up the first and last words.

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Post by TriciaG » March 15th, 2015, 4:22 pm

Kangaroo692 wrote:I made a post somewhere here, but I suppose it got lost. Maybe it didn't get posted at all, and I clicked the cancel button instead of submit.

Can you make an option to have both a chapter number and a descriptive title? In some books it will mess up the first and last words.
Like for this one? http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/3743/pg3743.txt

Wouldn't you just enter the chapter number as part of the descriptive title?
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Post by Kangaroo692 » March 15th, 2015, 4:24 pm

Hmm... never thought of that.

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Post by Isana » March 16th, 2015, 2:30 am

TriciaG wrote: Project 38497 has chapter summaries at the beginning, like 42315 did. It handled it correctly this time, except it didn't find Chapter I. :hmm: But the rest looked great!
Now fixed, I think.

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Post by Kangaroo692 » March 16th, 2015, 2:58 pm

One more thing Isana, it would be nice if you included the entire word count for the book.

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Post by annise » March 16th, 2015, 3:20 pm

Kangaroo692 wrote:One more thing Isana, it would be nice if you included the entire word count for the book.
I'm curious - why ?
It would be nice if it automatically populated the MW and split chapters over X number of words and came in pretty colours too , but at the moment I can't think of anything I've ever used a total word count for :D

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Post by Kangaroo692 » March 16th, 2015, 3:27 pm

I think it would help new soloists determine if they can take on a solo.

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Post by Isana » March 16th, 2015, 4:01 pm

Kangaroo692 wrote:One more thing Isana, it would be nice if you included the entire word count for the book.
It's already there. :D

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Post by Kangaroo692 » March 16th, 2015, 4:09 pm

Hmm... I didn't see that. Sorry, Isana.

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Post by Isana » March 16th, 2015, 4:20 pm

Kangaroo692 wrote:Hmm... I didn't see that. Sorry, Isana.
No biggie. It's at the very bottom of the results page, so you need to scroll down.

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Post by Isana » March 16th, 2015, 4:34 pm

annise wrote: I'm curious - why ?
It would be nice if it automatically populated the MW and split chapters over X number of words and came in pretty colours too , but at the moment I can't think of anything I've ever used a total word count for :D

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