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Ages 5 to Adult.
File name = WORDHNT2.ZIP
Run command = WORDHNT2
Sample printed word search puzzle.
Sample HTML1 word search puzzle.
Sample HTML2 word search puzzle.
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A word search puzzle is a grid of letters that have words hidden in it with the words also printed below the grid. This program makes printed word search puzzles from word lists that you type in. The program can store thousands of your word lists in disk files so that they can be reused to make future puzzles. (Up to 60 words per puzzle, 60 word lists per file, 138 files per disk.) Puzzles can be printed in upper or lower case no matter which case they were typed in.
This program has five difficulty levels.
Across and forwards only. For the first graders out there.
Across, down, and forwards only.
Across, down, forwards and backwards.
Across, down, diagonal, but forwards only.
Across, down, diagonal, forwards and backwards.
The words printed under the puzzle do not have to be the same as the words hidden in the puzzle. This program was originally written for a Latin teacher. He would print English words under the puzzle and then hide the words in Latin, but this can be used for any subject. You may hide any word in the puzzle and then define it under the puzzle. Since the clues can be up to 56 characters in length this can become very flexible, for example a clue could be "Eight proton element" and then hide "Oxygen"
This program will even make two different types of easily graded puzzles, and print out a correct answer sheet for you. Puzzles can be sent to the screen for a preview, to the printer to print 1 to 999 copies, to a disk file that can be loaded into any word processing program, or make an HTML file that can be uploaded to your website.
Spell Check. Will scan your word lists to check the spelling. Suggests alternate spellings, allows you to scan dictionary, look up words, keeps a file of up to 300 of your special words. Requires spell check files.
Puzzles can be saved in HTML code to upload to your website.
Grid mapping. By blocking out grid positions you can make puzzles in any shape, hearts, diamonds, stars, maps, flowers, whatever. Comes with 57 preloaded shapes plus you can design, create, and save up to 59 of your own.
The 'ready' code that the program will accept from your printer can now be easily reset to a new value from the help screen "Program printer code."
The masses have found a printer that this program will not work with. The solution? A new print setup. Read all about it especially if you are upgrading from a previous version.
This is not a bug but I have been getting email about this so I thought that I would post it here. If you save your puzzle to a text file and then load it into your word processing software, it will probably not look right. The columns will not line up. This is because the font that your word processing program uses as a default employs variable width letters, ie, a "W" will be wider than an "I". This program assumes that all letters (including spaces) will be the same width. The solution to this problem couldn't be simplier, just print out your puzzle in the "Courier" font which is fixed width.
Occasionally the program would think that there were more words in your list than there actually were. For example if you had 50 words to hide in your puzzle the program would print spaces for 60 answers.
Program would sometimes lock up when pressing [F4] in spell check.