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Can I spell check my crossword?

Unfortunately, EclipseCrossword does not currently include spell check functionality.  However, if you have a word processor such as Microsoft Word on your computer, you can use that to check your spelling.  Here's how.

  1. Start by creating a crossword in EclipseCrossword, or opening an existing one.  (Here's how.)
  2. From the page where you can preview your puzzle, click Next to get to the page with the saving and printing options.
  3. Then, click the Publish crossword tab.
  4. Click Rich Text Format (RTF).  This will save a file containing your words and clues.
  5. Give the file a name and click Save.
  6. Now, find the file you just saved on your computer.  There will actually be two files—one has "(key)" in the name, and the other doesn't.  Double-click on the one with (key) in the name to open it.

The file should open in your word processor.  From there, check your spelling like you would any other document.  If you find spelling errors, you'll need to go back to EclipseCrossword to correct them; changes you make in your word processor won't help.

  1. In EclipseCrossword, to get back to the part where you can make changes to your words and clues, click Back a few times.
  2. To change a word and/or its clue, find it in the list and double-click on it.  This removes it from the word list.  Then, make your corrections and click Add word to list or press Enter to put it back.

Once you're all done making changes, you can click Next until EclipseCrossword builds a new puzzle with your updated word list and clues.  From there, you can save and print your corrected puzzle normally.


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