Article ID: 273900 - View products that this article applies to.
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For a Microsoft Word 2000 version of this article, see 220296
When you use the grammar checking tool on a document that contains sentences that are written in the passive voice, the document's Readability Statistics report displays an inaccurate or zero percentage (0%) value for passive sentences in the document.
Use one of the following methods to work around this problem.
Method 1: Press F7 to Recheck the Text (Recommended)After you run the Spelling and Grammar check and view the Readability Statistics dialog box showing the incorrect statistics, immediately press F7 a second time to recheck the text. The Readability Statistics dialog box should now show the correct statistics for the document.
NOTE: If you wait too long to press F7, the Readability Statistics dialog box continues to display the incorrect statistics for the document, and you must recheck the document. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 2: Turn Off the Passive Sentences OptionBy temporarily turning off the passive sentences option, you can obtain the correct Readability Statistics result for the document. Follow these steps to turn off the passive sentences option:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.