Dear Miss Snark,
Do you use the Flesch Reading stuff in Word? Should we? I've looked through the archives and can't find anything on this subject. Thanks.
Nope. I trust my beady four eyes.
On the other hand, I don't work much with early reader and middle grade reader books where vocabulary levels are a real concern.
And I also think vocabulary isn't always the best measure of the complexity of a work. For that I offer this:
The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white