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How to make a *square* word search grid of letters? (OpenOffice)


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#1 F1Help

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:18 PM

Hi,

 

In OpenOffice, I am trying to make a square grid of letters for a word search puzzle.  Here is an example with a 5 * 5 grid:

 

A G I H H

 

A K J P J

 

Z P O L N

 

Q A D P P

 

M L Y U P

 

I have set the font to Courier New, which is a fixed sized font.

 

However, my problem is that the grid is not square (both when viewed on the screen and when printed).  The height is about a third larger than the width, even though the grid has the same number of rows and columns.  I think it might be down to extra vertical spacing being added but I am not sure.

 

Is there any way to make the grid of letters square instead of rectangular?

 

Thanks.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:35 PM

I think this would be easier on Open Office calc. I am using Libre Office Calc and was able to make a 5 x 5 grid by formatting the columns and rows with the same width and height respectively. Format the letters to be centered in the cells. I used numbers but you can see the result in the image.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:38 PM

Do you find in your word processing program a feature for Insert, and then a possible choice of Table?  If yes, then you can then specify the dimensions of this table, and put in the letters of your choice into each cell.  How this is done in Word, I don't know; I'm checking this through old MS Works, but something alike should exist for Word.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:42 PM

Do you find in your word processing program a feature for Insert, and then a possible choice of Table?  If yes, then you can then specify the dimensions of this table, and put in the letters of your choice into each cell.  How this is done in Word, I don't know; I'm checking this through old MS Works, but something alike should exist for Word.

Table works too.  :) I created a 5 x 5 grid table and resized it. Very easy in Libre Office. There should be an equivalent in Open Office.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:47 AM

Thanks for your suggestions.  However, I found that simply removing the blank lines (but keeping the space between each letter) makes a nice square grid for a word search puzzle.  Here is my example modified from the original post:

 

A G I H H
A K J P J
Z P O L N
Q A D P P
M L Y U P






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