Today, hardly anyone remembers when exactly the crossword puzzle came to us from foggy England. Solving crosswords so firmly included in the circle of our hobbies that it is already difficult for us to imagine how to spend your leisure time on the road without this puzzle. Have you ever thought about how to make a crossword yourself and give it to your family and friends or put it on the Web? It turns out that today it is not difficult to do this. Consider what ways you can make a crossword puzzle.
How to make a crossword puzzle?
Take the sheet into the cage. The first thing to start with is the so-called brainstorming. Choose words, and think up questions to them (it is possible with humor, it is possible and in a poetic form). Then select the word that is the longest from your list. It is from him that you will start building your crossword puzzle. Choose the remaining words so that they coincide with each other one by one letter. Place words both horizontally and vertically. And be sure to number them, carefully observing that the answers and questions correspond to each other. When your crossword is complete, you should complete it properly. Today it can be easily done in one of the office computer applications.
How to make a crossword in Microsoft Word?
Start the editor and go to the Page Layout tab. To make the page fit many cells of the crossword, make the field values minimal by clicking "Fields" and then "Narrow".
Create a label in the document by going to the "Insert" tab and selecting "Table" and "Insert". Now you should configure the created table depending on how many cells you need. If you haven’t created a crossword template yet, and you don’t know how big the crossword puzzle is, it’s not scary. Specify the approximate number of cells, and as you compile the rebus, you can increase their number. Having created a sign in this way, adjust it to the height and width of the page.
Enter the words of your crossword into the cells, and simply fill the remaining cells with black or any other color using the menu item "Borders and Fill".
On the second page of the Word document, make a list of numbered questions for the crossword.
How to make a crossword puzzle in Excel?
Excel's checkered field is perfect not only for creating tables, but also for creating a crossword puzzle, a crossword puzzle, or a similar puzzle. Pre-sketch a crossword puzzle with filled white and black squares. Separately write down (or type on the computer) word definitions.
Now open Excel, create a new document and save it. The first thing to start with is to turn the rectangular cells of the application into squares. Suppose a crossword puzzle consists of 10 columns and 10 lines. Then select with a mouse a range of cells from A1 to J10. In the menu item "Format", submenu "Cell size" select "Column width". Enter the value "5". Then select “Row Height” and enter “27”.
To draw a crossword puzzle in Excel, mark the borders of the selected cells. Click in the drop-down menu "All borders". All cells will be outlined in bold dark lines. Press the right mouse button on the computer mouse to select “Cell Format”, “Alignment”, and then “Center”. Fill in the crossword by typing the words, and fill in those cells that are left blank with black.
Today on the Internet there are special programs that greatly simplify the process of creating a crossword puzzle. For example, you can use such applications as EasyCross, Decalion, Crossword Forge, Crossword Creator, the Cross and others.
Well, with a ready-made crossword, you can do what you want. For example, post it on a social network or in your blog. By the way, to attract the attention of users to their offspring, you should try a lot and create not just a rebus, but a thematic, humorous or crossword puzzle of some unusual form.