Do you know how can I count the words without footnotes? I saw that there was a general solution for counting words without specific environments but that seems very cumbersome. I was wondering if there wasn't anything easier. I have used the statistics tab to see the word count and it includes all my footnotes; however, many journals in my field have a word limit for the body of the text and then a separate word limit for footnotes). Thanks
If you (re)define
the words in footnotes will not appear. Then you can choose a suitable tool, e.g. http://felix-cat.com/tools/wordcount/ to count words in the obtained PDF file. Of course, if your journals suggest another tools, they will be preferable.