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Avoid Using Passive Voice

Checking Readability

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling & Grammar tab.
  2. Select the Check grammar with spelling check box.
  3. Select the Show readability statistics check box, and then click OK.
  4. On the Standard toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Spelling and Grammar .
  5. When Microsoft Word finishes checking spelling and grammar, it displays information about the reading level of the document.
readability statistics window

Last Updated: November 3, 2009
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