another Quote for the day

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

Amelia Earhart

And then I thought…

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.

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About callanbutkus

Raised in Waukegan, Illinois,lived in Hawaii for 18 years. BA's in Communications and Psychology, MA in Communications, University of Hawaii. Sixty writing awards in the last seven years at Arkansas Writers Conferences, and other contests. Published in: Frontier Tales, Tales of the South II, A Trail of Thoughts, In Their Own Words. Published novels: The Thinking Rocks (thriller), The Vampires Fourth Feather (thriller). The Vampires’ Secret (Thriller), Upstairs with Angelina (Award winning stories and poetry). Just completed The Rulebook. NRA Lifetime Master with handguns. Award winning photographer.
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