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Passive Sentences always returns 0 in Readability Stats - Word 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there are workaround for the Passive sentences issue in Readability stats? I have seen this issue mentioned going back over several years, but no working answer. The following code always returns zero, but grammar checker does not:

    Sub Stats()
        Dim Stats As String 
        For Each rs In ActiveDocument.Content.ReadabilityStatistics
            Stats = Stats + rs.Name & " - " & rs.Value & vbCr
        Next rs
        MsgBox Stats, vbOKOnly, "Readability Statistics"
        Stats = ""
    End Sub

    If there is no fix in Word, does anyone know of a good third party option? We would like to have statistics in a comment on a paragraph by paragraph level.

    Thanks,

    Marc Wiener

    Gartner, Inc.


    Marc Wiener

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:41 PM

All replies

  • Hi Marc,

    Base on my test in word 2013 and 2010, I can reproduce that issue too, others work fine except passive sentences.

    On the other hand, I don't find third party option.

    I'm trying to involve some senior engineers into this issue and it will take some time. Your patience will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards

    Starain


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    Friday, April 10, 2015 6:03 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello Marc,

    This is a known issue in Word. Below KBs talk about it:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/273900
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/292069

    Though the above articles seems old however, I see that the issue is still there in Word 2013. Unfortunately, there is no programmatic workaround known as of now.

    -Ajay

    Monday, April 27, 2015 5:09 PM
  • I am aware of these, thanks. I was hoping (not sure why, frankly) that after all of these years and versions this would  be fixed. 

    Marc 


    Marc Wiener

    Monday, April 27, 2015 5:28 PM
  • Hello Mark,

    I have filed a fresh bug for this. Let's wait and see if this gets fixed.

    -Ajay

    • Proposed as answer by Ajay Bandooni Friday, May 1, 2015 6:01 PM
    Friday, May 1, 2015 5:52 PM
  • Thanks, much appreciated.

    Marc 

    Gartner, Inc.


    Marc Wiener

    Friday, May 1, 2015 6:16 PM