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Thu Jul 28 12:53:12 EDT 2005
On Jul 28, 2005, at 9:48 AM, Mark Swindell wrote:
> On Jul 28, 2005, at 9:00 AM, Mark Talluto wrote:
>> On Jul 28, 2005, at 8:15 AM, Mark Swindell wrote:
>>> I was just wondering if anyone here had created such a beast. It
>>> seems like a product Rev might be good for. I'm looking to
>>> purchase one, actually, to use in the classroom, as well as to
>>> integrate into a curriculum package that will be an adjunct to a
>>> Rev product I'm working on. For educational needs it needn't be
>>> a NY Times type thing. Just a well-thought, professional
>>> generator where the user types in the clues and words and the
>>> puzzlemaker creates a puzzle. It should have font and size
>>> capabilities, as well as background images/patterns/colors.
>>> After generation, each element should be resizable and movable
>>> so the user can set up a nice-looking custom page for printout.
>>> (Basically five elements: down clues, across clues, answers, bg
>>> image/rect, and puzzle itself). Printing is a must, export to
>>> PDF, jpg, other options.
>> There are plenty of commercial apps out there for about $20.00
>> that would suit your needs just fine. You can find one such
>> program at most local teacher stores. You can also order most of
>> the available commercial versions from any educational catalog
>> like: <http://www.learningservicesus.com/>
> Right. The one I like best at this point is called CrossWord Forge
> (was CrossWordz -- http://www.solrobots.com) though it's a bit
> pricy at 50.00. But the interface is very nice, unlike some. But
> moving/rearranging elements is still lacking in the current
> I was just wondering if someone in the Rev community had created
> such a product. A person with some skill could probably do a bang-
> up job of it. People are always asking about visible commercial
> Rev products (non in-house) on the list.
I got very close to creating one along with a Word Search program.
Due to the state of education market at this time, it would not be
worth the development and marketing costs.
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