Using Microsoft Word's Readability Program

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 88, p. 46, January 2009

Word's readability software program makes document readability testing easy. But some of its scores are not completely trustworthy. This article explains what the scores mean and how to work around the program's flaws.

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Keywords: Legal writing, readability, plain English

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Date posted: August 7, 2008 ; Last revised: May 8, 2013

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Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Using Microsoft Word's Readability Program. Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 88, p. 46, January 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1210962

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Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
1352 Hickory Island Drive
Haslett, MI 48840
United States
517-339-2246 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu
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