I've just finished my dissertation, which I chose to write using a template on Overleaf (the LaTeX template editor).
My word count on Overleaf was about 18,000. I thought I would C&P into Word and it came up as 21,500. Obviously a huge dilemma, since my word limit is 20,000.
Is there anything people know about Overleaf that could account for the difference in word count? I was thinking maybe the preface/abstract/appendix isn't included in the word count, but then I am sure this wouldn't fill the difference.