EclipseCrossword

EclipseCrossword

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.57
  • Total Downloads:
    172,535
  • Date Added:
    July 18, 2008
  • File Size:
    48KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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For crossword fans, the question isn't why you should download this freeware crossword creator, but why you possibly wouldn't. EclipseCrossword may not be glamorous, but it will make quality crosswords of varying sizes in mere seconds. Better yet, your final creations will be printable or publishable in a number of formats, including Web pages.

The program uses a wizard-style interface to guide you through the steps of making your own crossword, starting with entering the clues and answers one by one and ending with a crossword puzzle that fits your size specifications. Both puzzles and word lists can be saved as Eclipse files or as HTML, while interactive crosswords can be created with Java or dHTML. Finally, the puzzles can be exported as RTF, WMF, or EPS files. EclipseCrossword is a great inspirational tool for creative puzzlemakers, or a complete solution for anyone who wants to whip up a basic crossword.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Installs aggressive Adware! Do Not Install!!"

October 07, 2013  |  By cgreen2001

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

None - Deceptive program

Cons

Installs "Jolly Wallet" and "Quick Share". Windows uninstall will not delete.

Summary

Do not install

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5 stars

"Immediately able to use."

April 10, 2013  |  By kenbutler55

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

It is self-explanitory.
Modifies the puzzle many different ways so you can pick the one you like.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

I used it immediately to create a puzzle for my Bible study group. Not difficult to use.

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5 stars

"Tried the rest - this was best! :-)"

November 09, 2012  |  By mroftalp

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

Excellent simple setup and help files.
Downloaded it and used it at once.

Cons

No real cons - some complaints here by others are missing the point:
It is R.T.G. - even a Uni lecturer can run it at once! :-)

Summary

Anyone trying to teach anyone anything could use this tool. It engages the brain, a most difficult thing to do in this VISUAL age of dumbed-down fluoride drinkers.

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5 stars

"A really good crossword program."

October 31, 2011  |  By fperafan

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

It is really easy to create crossword puzzles with EclipseCrossword. This program is simple, clear, complete, plenty of options, and free.

Cons

None after one week using it.

Summary

Thanks a lot Green Eclipse for EclipseCrossword.

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5 stars

"Works very well"

October 13, 2011  |  By tlink21

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

Pretty easy to understand how to use and make puzzles. I was making themed puzzled for our local weekly newspaper.
I like the way it produces an "Answer Grid" same as the puzzle but filled in.

Cons

I doesn't make a full grid, in other words where there are not puzzle words there is just a gray area. It bothered me at first but then I used the gray space to put the sponsors name and puzzle theme, so it's not a con for me.

Summary

A very worthwhile download if you're planning to make crossword puzzles.

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3 stars

"No Unicode support"

March 08, 2011  |  By grvsmth

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

It installed okay, and seems to do something.

Cons

I was looking for a crossword generator that would allow me to enter words in any language. Sadly, this didn't fit the bill.

Summary

It may be good for some languages, but not for all.

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5 stars

"Easy to use and very fast."

February 15, 2010  |  By DomDico

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

I like how it is free and very light but does so much. You not only make a puzzle but you can also make it a webpage and choose how you would like it to be printed. If you love crosswords or want to challenge friends, this is the program for you.

Cons

THere is only one thing I do not like about the program. I do not like the location of where it puts your name on the page.

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4 stars

"compact easy to use"

February 09, 2010  |  By old student

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

simple easy to use program

Cons

none yet...

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4 stars

"I really like this software!"

December 07, 2009  |  By chrislagemann

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

II tried a number of "free" online crosswords and this was the best - hands down!
I like the various options for saving the puzzles.
Being able to adjust the size of the overall puzzle is great.
Entering the words and clues was easy and intuitive.

Cons

No real cons. I once had an issue with accidentally erasing words and definitions I had already typed in, but I was trying something "different" and deleted them without realizing what I had done.

Summary

have recommended this program to dozens of instructors as an easy and quick way to prepare "vocabulary" puzzles for their students. I've used it for 3 semesters now. Everyone I recommended it to, that tried it, loved it too.

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5 stars

"great program"

October 27, 2009  |  By bmalkin

 |  Version: EclipseCrossword 1.2.57

Pros

easy to use

Cons

none that I can think of

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.57
Version 1.2.57 fixes a bug where accented characters showed up as boxes or question marks in Interactive with JavaScript puzzles.
General
Publisher Green Eclipse Software
Publisher web site http://www.greeneclipsesoftware.com
Release Date July 18, 2008
Date Added July 18, 2008
Version 1.2.57
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Sudoku, Crossword & Puzzle Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/2000/Me/NT/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 48KB
File Name Install EclipseCrossword.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 172,535
Downloads Last Week 20
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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