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Bug 6340 - Abstract Word Count can be set twice
Abstract Word Count can be set twice
Status: NEW
Product: OCS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General
All All
: P3 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
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Reported: 2011-01-10 11:45 PST by James MacGregor
Modified: 2011-08-12 15:05 PDT (History)
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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.