The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
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I have found that I have a problem with fugitive information. This is information I know I have but can’t find or remember. This is in regard to the use of Word (my version is 2007) Readability Statistics This sounds like the kind of thing that should be forgotten. Not true. In a concise drop down menu valuable information is provided for almost anyone that communicates using words. It provides counts for: words, characters, sentences, and paragraphs. It also provides averages for: words per sentence, per paragraph, and characters per word. additionally it counts percentage of passive sentences, the ease of reading and reading grade level. All valuable tools for anyone who communicates. Feel free to copy and paste it someplace where you can find the fugitive. Here how to get to this menu: This answer is involved, but if you follow these steps it should work. Pick a document you wish to analyze. Choose the complete document (CTRL+A) on the menu bar choose Review on the left is a block title Proofing in that block there is an icon for Set Language click a menu will appear… Uncheck the blocks labeled Do not check spelling or grammar Detect language automatically It is imperative to do the above steps first Next, on the Office Button (upper left hand corner) click a menu will appear on the bottom of the menu choose: Word Options click a new menu will appear on the left margin choose Proofing check the blocks for: Show readability statistics Check grammar with spelling click on OK Statistics will now be enabled. Usually after the spell check is completed the readability statistics will come up automatically. If they don’t and the message appears which states Check Rest of Document? Click yes. That should provide the information that you need.