troubleshooting Question

Readability Function

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Hi Experts,

I wanted to see if I could produce a readability function to examine the content of a text box. The formulae I need to apply would be:


1 - Flesch reading Ease
The output of the Flesch Reading Ease formula is a number from 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating easier reading. The average document has a Flesch Reading Ease score between 6-70. The formula reads as follows:

206.835 – (1.015 x ASL) – (84.6 x ASW)
where:
ASL = average sentence length (the number of words divided by the number of sentences)
ASW = average number of syllables per word (the number of syllables divided by the number of words)

AND

2 - Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
The more common Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level formula converts the Reading Ease Score to a U.S. grade-school level.
(.39 x ASL) + (11.8 x ASW) – 15.59

where:
ASL = average sentence length (the number of words divided by the number of sentences)
ASW = average number of syllables per word (the number of syllables divided by the number of words


I do have another question asking how to examine a textbox content quickly, but I felt this was a different and more complex issue (unless someone has this built already!)


Any way - hope you can help

Kind regards

Jonesgj


PS I will be out for the next 6 or so hours, but will log on as soon as I return.

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