Scrivener Word Count

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Edber Mamisao

Nov 26, 2018, 4:20:49 PM11/26/18
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I just purchased Growl because I read online (form a 2016 post) that the only way to get a word count notification in compose mode is to use growl.  First off, NO APPLICATIONS are listed in my application menu.  Is this normal?  I've run the Growl Detective and the attached image is what I got saying that Scrivener can't update.  Does this mean I just wasted $3.99 or is there still hope to get this working.  
Thanks for any help in advance,
Screen Shot 2018-11-27 at 5.03.56 AM.png

Chris Forsythe

Nov 26, 2018, 4:28:47 PM11/26/18
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It looks like Scrivener ships with a version of the growl framework which would install Growl when prompted by the user, and it hasn't been updated in a while. This is why the update button does not give you an option to click it, the framework being the installer version (at least that's my best guess here). You could open up the app bundle from Scrivener and put the updated version in there manually, however I do not know if this would cause any problems within Scrivener.

I would suggest asking Apple for a refund first off for Growl. You can continue to use Growl (I believe this is how it works) as far as I'm concerned, but I feel this is the best route here just for this portion of things.

Regarding Scrivener support for what you wanted, I found this: which seems to be helpful. I don't know if it covers what you are looking for but it does look helpful. Other than this I would suggest contacting Scrivener support to see if they have any other suggestions here.

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