Can I export the puzzles I make to other programs?
Yes you can. You can export to almost any Windows program, including Microsoft® Word (Windows Metafile Format - "wmf", Enhanced Windows Metafile format - "emf" ) and any version of CorelDraw that supports CorelDraw® Script ("csc" format). It uses "metafiles" which are resizable and work well with Windows programs. Also it supports "bitmaps" like "bmp" and "jpeg" formats.
Your theme words can be in any language you want as long as it uses the Roman alphabet.
You can write your clues in any language you wish. Yes as long as you use the Roman alphabet. You can make a theme word list of foreign words, and it will construct a puzzle for you using only those words. You can also write your clues in any language you want.
What system does it run on?
Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP. Minimum hardware requirements: MS Windows 98, Intel Pentium II, AMD K6-2 or another compatible, RAM:128 МB, 256 МВ free space on a hard drive. Unicode support is required for making puzzles in languages other than English(with national alhabets). It is not fully supported by MS Windows 95 / 98 / ME. Therefore we strongly recommend to use MS Windows 2000 / XP or other versions MS Windows with full multinational support (Unicode) in this case.
Do I need to be on-line for FineCrosser crossword puzzle maker to work?
FineCrosser crossword puzzle maker runs solely on your computer and has nothing to do with the Internet. Registered users can update software and extra dictionaries using an Internet connection.
What is FineCrosser crossword puzzle maker?
FineCrosser is fully automated crossword puzzle construction software. It is easy to use. It makes three styles of Crossword puzzles: clues-in-squares puzzles that are suitable for an advertisement, the free-form puzzles that are popular with educators, and the symmetrical style you see in newspapers. The hard work of making the puzzle is completely handled by the computer.
Does it use only my words?
FineCrosser is not only crossword maker. It is a high quality crossword puzzle database of theme ordered dictionaries with picture as a clue feature. If you want you can change or add any word, any clue and any picture of FineCrosser crossword puzzle dictionaries. Also you can use powerful words searching engine for solving crossword puzzles. Also you can import your own words from plain text file.
Do I have to write my own clues?
For newspaper puzzles, a clue will be assigned for almost every word in your puzzle. You can keep the clues you like, select among alternates provided by the software or write your own. For free-form puzzles, some of your words may have clues if your words are in the program's dictionary, but more likely you will need to write your own clues. For clues in squares crossword puzzles a clue must be short enough. You can edit it after construction of crossword puzzle will completed.
How long does it take to construct a puzzle?
It is very fast. It is optimized for creating puzzles very quickly. Most puzzles are done in a few seconds. You need only wait a minute for dictionary indexing for faster crossword puzzle filling.
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