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Bug 6340

Summary: Abstract Word Count can be set twice
Product: OCS Reporter: James MacGregor <jmacgreg>
Component: GeneralAssignee: PKP Support <pkp-support>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal CC: alec, michael.pkp
Priority: P3    
Version: 3.0   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Version Reported In: Also Affects:

Description James MacGregor 2011-01-10 11:45:20 PST
It appears that the abstract word count can be set twice: once in Scheduled Conference Setup -> Submissions -> Submission Types; and again for each Conference Track. This may not be a problem if the Conference Manager only configures one or the other, but if both are set I'm not sure which count, if any, takes precedence. I'd suggest the following: 

1. Double-check that enabling both counts doesn't do anything weird, like combine/subtract word counts, and check on count hierarchy.

2. Add explicatory text in each setup area that a) explains the existence of the other configuration area; and b) explains the count hierarchy. 

3. Display the abstract word limit under the Abstract box during submission; optionally (and ideally) display the number of words left while authors are writing, so that they don't have to guess (similar to Twitter). 

(Courtesy of http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7003&p=27045#p27045)
Comment 1 Alec Smecher 2011-01-10 13:05:35 PST
Currently the Track-based word count is the one that can result in a warning if it's exceeded. The Submission Type one is presented as a guideline only in the "About" page. I agree that the two should be reconciled.