PKP Bugzilla – Bug 6340
Abstract Word Count can be set twice
Last modified: 2011-08-12 15:05:12 PDT
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)
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.