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Ken Ward's Writing Pages
Writing: Using Readability - Quick Start

Main Page: Readability Software
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Unzip Ken Ward's and click on the setup.exe file. Follow Windows Installer instructions.

After installing, click on a link to Readability, for instance, in the Start Menu or on the Desktop.

Past some text into the editor:

You can paste any text you like into the editor (normal English), but the editor is a plain text editor, and all format will be lost.

Click on this menu button to clean up the text:


(The message "Normalize..." appears when the mouse is over the button)

The text should be "normal" English. The clean up deals mainly with dots in normal English which would confuse the program. Normal English includes the meaning of no words in all capitals, as "NEW! NEW! NEW!", which the program will think are acronyms and score accordingly. It converts N.H.S to NHS, and 3.14156 to 3·14156, and 2,000,000 to 2000000.

Now click on the compute button:

Computing the Dale-Chall index takes most of the computation time. If the text contains many words, the program may take some minutes to process it.

And finally, look at the indexes:


Ken Ward's Writing Pages

The Last Place in Space
- by Ken Ward

When pilot Philip Turner is accidentally transported by an anomaly and marooned on an unknown planet, he discovers the planet is threatened by a group of ruthless aliens similarly marooned. With the help of a group of young women with superpowers, and a powerful being called a god, he reluctantly uses his advanced knowledge and technology to help the planet's inhabitants, but will he succeed when outnumbered by aliens, opposed by greedy and squabbling kings, and limited by his gentle nature and moral beliefs? Paperback and Kindle:
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The Last Place in Space