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0.11 Exporting the Crossword

As well as creating the crossword in print form directly from Sympathy, you can "export" it in many different formats for publication in other ways. In this step, we will generate HTML which can be used in a web page.

To export the crossword, click Print button on the Standard toolbar (this is a quick way of doing the File|Export... command). The Export Crossword dialog will open:

Step 0.11 Initial Image

You have the choice of six different options in the Format section. We want to create a web page, so select the Web page (HTML) option in this section.

As with printing, you can export the Puzzle, Solution, or Full Solution, by selecting the relevant option in the Content section. We will export the puzzle in this step, so make sure the Puzzle option is checked in this section.

With some export formats, you can choose several different ways to export the grid using the Grid section; you can also choose whether or not to include numbers in the grid. In this step we will use JPEG for the grid, so make sure the JPEG (JPG) option is selected from the list in the Grid section.

In the Destination section, you have the option of exporting to the Clipboard (so that you can paste the result into another application) or to a File. In this step we will export to file, so select the File option in the Destination section. A default file name is suggested; if you wish to change it you can do so using the Change... button or simply edit the file name in the box. In the same way you can change the default name for the JPEG file shown in the HTML image file section.

When the settings in the Export Crossword dialog correspond with those shown in the picture above, click on OK to create the HTML file with your crossword in. You can view the file you create using the File|Open... command of a web browser such as Internet Explorer. It should be the same as this. Note that if you are using Sympathy to create web content in this way, you would normally embed the generated HTML within a page created using a web authoring tool.

HTML is just one of the many format options and you can usually export via the clipboard as well as a file. Other commonly used options are:

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