Crossword Compiler 10 users' page

This page contains information for people who already have a full copy of Crossword Compiler 10 installed. For information about the program features and how to order it see the Home Page.

Upgrades from previous versions

Please see What's New and the upgrade ordering page.

Customer Support

Please see the contact page.

Latest program update: 2017-08-16

Select "Download updates from the web" from Crossword Compiler's Help menu for upgrade links or to download updates.

For details of changes see the update history.

Help and discussion groups

Press F1 when running Crossword Compiler to see relevant help material. There are also some PDF and online video tutorials and a Crossword Compiler FAQ page which lists answers to common questions and has some tips and tricks for using the program.

You can discuss issues related to Crossword Compiler on the discussion board.

Optional Extras

Don't miss out on all the optional extras - add a powerful thesaurus/dictionary that can be used directly from the Crossword Compiler clue editor, lots of additional word lists, and the Professional Grid Filler. See the ordering page for more information.

Converting applet files (for advanced web admins)

Version 9/10 has a new non-Java applet, and you can export from the program easily to use this in a few clicks. It uses the same xml-based puzzle format as version 8, but if you have old .jpz or .xml files and want to use them with the new applet you need to convert them to javascript strings (one .js file). There is a free converter utility program that you can use to convert batches of files all in one go. Alternatively if you are running a server you can do the conversion in a few lines of php code (run json_encode on the contents of the .xml file). Of course you will also need to update the html of the web page to link to the new applet and .js file (see the files exported by Crossword Compiler for an example). Converting back form .js to .xml is also straightforward if you want to do server-side processing.

Shared Word Lists

Various shared word lists are available for download.

Changed your e-mail address?

If you have only just got an e-mail address, didn't give your e-mail address when you ordered the program, or if you recently changed your e-mail address please let us know. You will be sent an e-mail whenever a new version of Crossword Compiler is available (but not for every minor update).

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