Using Microsoft Word's Readability Program

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

2 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2008 Last revised: 8 May 2013

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Legal writing, readability, plain English

Suggested Citation

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

Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

1352 Hickory Island Drive
Haslett, MI 48840
United States
517-339-2246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/stockmeyer.html

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