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Preventing cheating in interactive web pages

Interactive puzzle web pages that you save with EclipseCrossword normally have a "Solve" button that the player can click to get the answer for any clue they're stumped on.  If you're using your puzzles for a classroom activity or contest, you might not want people to be able to do this, so EclipseCrossword gives you the option of removing this button.  If you change this option, it will affect every web page you create with EclipseCrossword until you turn it off.

Screenshot of the Solve button
The Solve button on interactive crossword web pages.
  1. Open a puzzle you want to save as a web page in EclipseCrossword.  (How?)
  2. Click Options in the lower-left corner of the EclipseCrossword window.
  3. Click the Web tab at the top.
  4. Check the Do not allow cheating checkbox.
  5. Click OK on the options dialog to save your changes.
  6. Save your puzzle as an interactive web page normally.  (How?)
Screenshot of the Options button
The Options button.

Tip: If you turn this option on, the answers aren't in the HTML source for the web page, so dedicated cheaters won't be able to look there for answers either.

(Wondering what the answer to the clue in the picture is?  Check the Wikipedia article.)


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Keywords:  I want to use my crossword puzzle in a contest, or I'm a teacher and want to use EclipseCrossword for a test.  How do I stop cheaters?