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Author Topic: How Do I Get It Right  (Read 3344 times)

Al McCartan

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How Do I Get It Right
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:36:14 AM »
I have crosswords - made from Crossword Compiler and I would like to send 'em in - well, at least one - for crit.   Somehow I cannot get Across Lite right.   I follow the instructions to the letter and it seems to be what the instructions tell me.  However, it is not accepted and I cannot get it to format into Across,  I'm getting error messages such as too many lines in grid/heading not shown etc... it does get frustrating.
Helpppp!!! a desperate Aussie, please.
Al

Here's the notepad version I wanted converted to Across Lite.

<ACROSS PUZZLE>
<TITLE>
DEBUT
<AUTHOR>
AL McCARTAN
<COPYRIGHT>
2009 al mccartan
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
ABALONE.PREBEND
CORANGLAIS.NOSY
ADJACENT.IRONIC
REPEAT.AMERICAS
EARNS.SKY.HEAVE
SNOWSHOE.MORMON
SPRANG.IDARESAY
COUP.ASYMMETRIC
AOUDADS.CLOYING
<ACROSS>
Edible, and expensive shellfish
Payment for the Cathedral Canon
Blows like an oboe blows
Busybody Parker
Neighboring
A literary figure of speech
Say again! Again! Again! Again!
Canada and Argentina are part of these
Merits
The wild blue yonder
Throw
Footwear for snow walkers
Familiar name for LDS members
Arose
“This could be possible.”
Unexpected and successful action
My ceramist is out of synch. (anag)
Wild sheep of N.Africa
Too sweet for one’s own good
<down>
Large green legume, eaten as a veggie
S.American ruminant
Fail to do, or care for
Uneasy and on the verge of losing control
Broad line.  Strange. Isn’t it a cartridge belt?
Second gen Japanese-American
Utah’s capital
Law – a matter or thing
Con’s opposite
Held the attention of
The humble donkey
I own it
17th letter of Greek alphabet
Machine part that transfers motion
A calling or occupation
Short title for  The Hill occupant
Conjunction indicating the reason for action.
H Rider_______ gave us King Solomon’s Mines
Of poisonous atmosphere
Spot broadcast, often
Admittance

Next thing I do is save to a txt file, in this case, Debut.txt
I attempt to open it and I'll invatiably get..

"A line in grid has extra/missing characters."   Where have I goofed?

Doorbell

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 11:59:04 AM »
Al, you can create an AcrossLite file directly from Crossword Compiler.  Here are the steps:

File menu -> Export
select AcrossLite for the Format (radio button)
you have various options for restricting the puzzle;
then press Export File and specify name and location

Hope I've understood your problem and answered it; if not, post again.

Lyell

Al McCartan

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 07:51:42 PM »
With thanks, Lyell.   I'll try again.
al

Nope! still not converting ???
Al

Al McCartan

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 08:21:04 PM »
Now it is.
The next step is: Show and ask?

Now, there are a few things I need to do to the clues - I'll fix 'em.  Here's my effort - just check the top row above the grid - solution is not working it is in faded print so I cannot, check, scramble, reveal, etc.

The other query.  It shows Anthony Lewis (CCW) as author.   How do I get it to reflect my name? ...
finally, how do I post it to y'all.
al


Doorbell

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 12:38:15 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by "solution is not working it is in faded print so I cannot, check, scramble, reveal, etc.".  Could you explain further?

To put your own name on the puzzle, go to File -> Information. 

Al McCartan

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 10:54:40 PM »
All is well.   When I converted over, I apparently hit too many radio buttons, thiking that was reqiured.   I then just used the Across Lite button and Bingo!  it all came out.
Now! how do I send it to Cruciverb for crit?

Doorbell

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 11:01:16 AM »
Al, when you post, note that on the bottom left of the posting panel there's a + with the words Additional Options.  Click there and that will give you the opportunity to attach a puzzle.  You should do this in the Post a Puzzle forum rather than here.

Lyell

Al McCartan

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 05:52:55 PM »
Thanks for all of your help and advice, Lyell
Cheers
Al

HowieJ

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 12:24:22 AM »
I know this post is a little late, in that a solution has been found. I just don't have the time to visit all the forums as often as I'd like.

But, for my own information, I would just like to know if the original problem may be because <down> was in lower case instead of <DOWN> in UPPER CASE? I know Across Lite is very particular about these things.

Just askin'

HowieJ

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Re: How Do I Get It Right
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009, 02:50:32 PM »
That could be one of the problems. The other main problem is the grid size is specified as 15 x 15, so you need to have 15 lines of 15 chars each in the grid section. You only have 9 lines from what I can see in the post.

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