Valderys (valderys) wrote,

Changing word counts

Ok, now this may be me being stupid, but why are there three different word counts on my latest fic? It wouldn't matter except that I'm writing for picfor1000 which obviously needs 1000 words exactly. So - I have 1000 words exactly in Googledocs where I'm writing, but then I'm curious (because it's happened before) so I paste the fic into Word to see if there's a difference and there is! It's 974! And in AO3, it's 965!

Now I've done some experimenting, apparently Googledocs considers the the dash to be a word, which I somewhat object to finding out now, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the difference is between Word and AO3... Has anyone else explored this particular phenomenon?
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