This word puzzle generator just made your prep for spelling and vocabulary way easier! This Microsoft Word document can be used over and over making an infinite number of different puzzles for ANY WORD LIST. Simply list the words and clues and click the button. Before you know it, 7 new word puzzles will magically appear ready to print—including answer sheets!
This free trial only accepts 5 different words, but if you love what you see after you download this product, get the full 25 word version here:
***UPDATES AS OF March 3rd, 2018***
Read below or go to this video
to find out what has been improved!
1. The product has improved compatibility for different versions of Microsoft Word on either Windows or Mac.
2. The crossword puzzle maker algorithm has been improved, especially for word sets that use fewer shorter words. The crossword puzzle maker also attempts to psuedo-randomly place the words 100 times before asking you to continue or cancel, instead of 50 like it was before. If you choose to continue after this message, the algorithm will now adjust itself while trying to create a successful puzzle, so don't be afraid to OK more attempts.
3. The word search maker now offers the choice to use all lowercase letters instead of all uppercase letters.
4. Spaces before or after the word are automatically removed for all puzzles.
5. Spaces in between two or more words are automatically removed for the word search, and they are shaded gray in the crossword.
6. The default line thickness for the crossword and the letter shapes puzzles are thicker, allowing for easier pasting into Powerpoint or other software. (Also see our YouTube channel for more tips and tricks related to line thickness.)
7. Saving an editable file is smoother and avoids crashing Word.
8. For advanced users: there is no longer a password required to Unprotect the document, allowing you to modify certain things before generating puzzles. However, be aware that modifications to the document may or may not cause errors in the underlying code. Always save a copy of the original product before attempting Unprotected modifications, or you may eventually need to start over with a fresh download from Teachers Pay Teachers
There is a whole YouTube Channel
to help with common questions and give you tips and tricks for the product!
We tried to incorporate as many of your suggestions that we could, so thank you for your feedback! Special thanks to those of you who corresponded with us to track down bugs with the product! Please feel free to provide any more suggestions or feedback through the Teacher Pay Teachers website or at our new email address AutomaticWordPuzzleMaker@gmail.com.
Only interested in 1 of the 7 included puzzles? Get the 25 word version of individual puzzle makers here:
Automatic Word Search Maker
Automatic Crossword Puzzle Maker
Automatic Vocabulary Matching Puzzle Maker (2 puzzles)
Automatic Word Scramble Puzzle Maker
Automatic Letter Shapes Puzzle Maker
Automatic Secret Code Puzzle Maker
The puzzles you make with this product can be used for personal AND commercial use. Just make sure to check out the TOU page first!
Please download the preview to ensure that this product works with your version of MS Word. It has been tested with Word 2010 and later, but please download the preview to double-check anyway! Please contact me if you are interested in this product for earlier versions of Word.