I'm helping my friend write a novel and what she struggles most with is using the same words over and over. I thought of making something that would help her visualize their occurrences, so she can choose which ones change or take out. I actually wrote what this script does, along with many other functions in Java which read from a textfile, but it was inconvenient for her. Now that she can just add the Google Doc extension, it will be much more accessible for her

What it does

It shows all the instances of repeated words, save for conjunctions or fillers such as 'and', 'or', 'the'...etc.

How I built it

I wrote it using Google Docs extension script.

Challenges I ran into

I ran into a lot of challenges understanding the language because I had never used JavaScript before, or even done anything remotely similar. The environment I coded this in was also arguably bad.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

That I finished something

What I learned


What's next for WordCounter

Hopefully a lot of improvements and additional features, like a sidebar.

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