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How to Reset Statistics on a Word Document

Updated February 21, 2017

The Microsoft Word can display the readability statistics for a document. The available information in the readability statistics includes the Flesch Reading Ease score, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score and the percentage of passive sentences in a document. If the document changes, you can reset the statistics and check them again in Microsoft Word.

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  1. Click the Microsoft Office button in the upper-left corner of the window and select "Word Options."

  2. Select "Proofing" from the menu on the left side of the "Word Options" window.

  3. Click the "Recheck Document" button. Click "Yes" in the onscreen prompt. The statistics will reset. Press "OK" to leave the "Word Options" window.

  4. Click the "Review" tab in the ribbon at the top of the window and click the "Spelling & Grammar icon on the left. Recheck the spelling and grammar in the window that opens on the screen. After completing the spelling and grammar recheck, the readability statistics will open in a window.

  5. Tip

    To reset the statistics in Word 2003, open the "Tools" menu, select "Options" and click "Recheck Document" in the "Proofing Tools."

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