How many words can I have in a single document?

I like the new outline tab in Bear 2.0. I write fiction and splitting the text into different blocks with a heading for each, and then being able to navigate through the document, is great. I was just wondering though, is there a maximum word count before things start to fall over? There’d be no images, pdfs or attachments inside my documents, just pure text. For an average novel, I’d be looking at sixty to seventy thousand words. I’d happily split that into three documents though, one for each act, if ever there was an issue.

I have notes with 180,000 words and it works fine so far.


One of the books we test the editor with is the Bible (783,134 words).


I think I’ll be okay then!! :grinning: