Enable Readability Statistics in Word 13

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In Microsoft Word, we have the ability to display information about the reading level of our document, including readability scores according to the following two tests:

In order to enable the Readability Statistics we must follow the steps below.

First of all we must select the File tab in order to move to backstage view and then from the drop down menu that appears we select the Options category from the left of the menu. Once selected the Word Options dialog box appears as we can see in the image below. From the left of the dialog box we select the Proofing category. Once selected we scroll down in the window until we locate the area named When Correcting Spelling And Grammar In Word. Once located we activate the check box next to the command Show Readability Statistics. Once activated we press the OK button which is located at the bottom right corner of the dialog box in order for the changes to take place.

Show Readability Statistics

Then we have to do a spell check in our document. In order for that to be done, we must select the Review tab and then from the left area of the ribbon named Proofing we select the command named Spelling & Grammar as shown below.

Spelling & Grammar

Once we have finished the spell check of our document, an informational dialog box appears telling us that Spelling And Grammar Check Complete. You’re Good To Go! We then press the OK button.

Spelling Complete

Once we press the OK button, the Readability Statistics window appears providing us with very useful statistics about our document. The categories are the following:


  • Words
  • Characters
  • Paragraphs
  • Sentences


  • Sentences per Paragraph
  • Characters Per Word


Readability Statistics

Once we have examined the statistics we just press the OK button and we are good to go.

Below you can check out the video describing how to enable the Readability Statistics in Word 13.

Enable Readability Statistics in Word 13

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