Flesch-Kincaid Readability data not showing up on MS Word 2007


  • I have MS Word 2007. (version specified)

    Using Options, I opened "Proofing." There, I checked all boxes, including "Show readability statistics."

    No readability statistics show up. I have followed ALL of the steps specified in the directions. No readability data are available.

    Why doesn't it work?

    How do I make it work?

    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:36 PM off topic
    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 4:09 AM

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  • Hi,

    Good question, I have no idea. Try selecting all of your text and then running a spell check manually.

    You're actually asking this question in the wrong place though, this forum is for feedback on the TechNet website itself.

    If you continue to have trouble, try posting over in the Office forums here:

    Good luck, hope this helps.

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    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 4:38 AM
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    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:35 PM