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Information - Word Quest

GenreBrain - MiscellaneousYear1994
LanguageGFA BASICPublisherST Format
ControlsMouseDistributorFuture Publishing
Players1DeveloperArtisan Software
ResolutionMedium / HighLicensed from

Thomas, Donald A.

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

Thomas, Donald A.

Game design

Thomas, Donald A.

Box / InstructionsEnglish


LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX


Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe / 0.5MB
Dumpdownload atari Word Quest Download / MSANumber of Disks1 / Double-Sided

Instructions - Word Quest

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 1-

             W O R D   Q U E S T     v 4 . 0 0 
                 by  Donald A. Thomas, Jr.
         (released in September 1993 as SHAREWARE)
              (c)1988, 1993  ARTISAN SOFTWARE
                        P.O. Box 849
                 Manteca, California  95336


     No  warranty,  implied  or  otherwise,  applies  to the

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source code, it's use or consequences of use. User agrees to
all accept all risks.


     If  you  enjoy  and  use  Word Quest for non-commercial
application,  a  monetary token of appreciation is in order.
Earlier  versions  of  Word  Quest  have  sold for $24.95 in
stores,  mail order and Atari fairs. The publisher makes the
request  of  any amount between $5 and $15 as the user deems
financially  able  and worthwhile. If the user cannot afford

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the minimum of $5 as requested, the publisher wants the user
to  retain a copy anyway. Any shareware fees the user wishes
to  send  at  a  later  occasion is welcome and it is always
encouraged  for  making copies for friends. Please note that
this  program  is  fully  enabled  and  no  all  options and
features  are instantly available for all users to implement
immediately.  The  publisher  encourages the existing (paid)
base  of Word Quest users to consider this release as a FREE

     If  Word Quest is used for commercial applications such
as  to  form  puzzles  for  profit-based  publications,  the

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publisher  requests  an  amount  of  $20  to  $50  based  on
conditions deemed most fit by the user.

     In  all  cases, Shareware funds should be paid by CASH,
check or money order in U.S. funds to:

     Artisan Software
     P.O. Box 849
     Manteca, CA  95336

     WORD  QUEST version 4.00 has been released as Shareware

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 5-

in  November of 1993. This release does not affect the terms
of  earlier  commercial releases of this product. The source
code  and  terms  of  distribution  remain the rights of the
publisher  as  protected  by  applicable copyright laws. The
author,  publisher  and/or  distribution channels assumes no
responsibility  for the operation of this program to meet or
exceed  anyone's specific application. Every effort has been
implemented  to assure accuracy and quality control, however
in  an effort to constantly improve this product, the author
reserves  the  right to make changes without notice and such
changes   may  not  necessarily  be  reflected  within  this

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 6-

     This software may be distributed by any entity if:

     * Program codes has not been altered, amended or
     * Charges, if any, to consumer for distribution do not
       exceed reasonable duplication, distribution costs as
       measured by other public domain and/or shareware
       diskette sales.
     * All references to the availability of this software
       include copyright and author credit.
     * The payment of Shareware fees for use is encouraged.

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 7-

     * All other reasonable application of laws and
       conditions for the distribution of shareware are


     This  program  is designed and tested to function on an
Atari  ST,  Mega,  STe  and  Atari  Falcon 030 computers. An
appropriate monochrome/color monitor in ST medium or ST high
resolution  is  required.  Atari,  ST,  Mega,  STe and Atari
Falcon  030 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 8-

Corporation.  Other  products  or  tradenames  mentioned are
trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owning


     Word  Quest  now  expects  file  extenders  to  be .WQ1
instead  of  .WQP.  Please note that this helps optimize the
distinction  between  Word Quest and Word Quest 2 files. The
file  format  is identical. To convert .WQP file(s) to .WQ1,
simply  rename  the file(s) using the appropriate desktop or

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 9-

utility commands.


     Artisan  Software  was founded by Donald A. Thomas, Jr.
in 1989. Word Quest(tm) was the premiere software release by
this company and was instantly embraced by users and critics
throughout the world. The software was always a hit at Atari
shows and fairs and countless Atari retailers and mail order
firms  took  the  product  and  proudly  placed  it on their
shelves. In 1989, Artisan Software released Word Quest 2(tm)

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 10-

(a "sequel" not a new version). This second release was also
a  successful  hit  and  offered  exceptional  appeal to the
education  market  as  well  as  the  "common"  Atari 16-bit
computer user.

     Word  Quest  and  Word Quest 2 were updated a number of
times to include features recommended most by devoted users.
The  current shareware release of these programs include all
these features and more. In the later part of 1991 and 1992,
the  distribution  of  Word  Quest  and  Word  Quest  2 were
affected  by  several  negative  stimuli. One of the biggest
distributors  of  Artisan  Software  discontinued support of

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Atari    Computers,    STart   Magazine   published   "free"
lesser-grade  alternatives,  the  author  became besieged by
obligations  of  great  consumption of time and a competitor
emerged  which  offered similar products at slightly lowered
prices.  As a result to these and other factors, advertising
was  forced  to  stop  and  the  products  reached a virtual
standstill due to a primary lack of exposure AND the failure
of   the  author  to  upgrade  the  software  for  universal
compatibility with Atari's newest computer lines.

     In  September 1993, Artisan Software decided to address
the  continuing  urge by users to upgrade and rerelease Word

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Quest  and  Word  Quest  2.  The code was ported over to GFA
Basic  3.5,  serial  number and copy protection schemes were
removed,  incompatibility  flaws  were debugged, subtle user
interface  benefits  were  added  and many program execution
routines  were  optimized  for  faster  start-up  and  clean
operation.       The      documentation      files      were
reviewed/amended/edited   and   the  results  were  formally
released in the public domain environments as shareware.

     In  November  1993,  Artisan  Software unveiled version
4.00  of  Word  Quest  and  released  this  upgrade  to  the
Shareware   marketplace.  This  newest  version  features  a

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rewrite  to  well  over 75% of the original program code. It
adds  the  ability  to  enter  international  characters for
broader  appeal,  a  selection  of  sort formulas and almost
every   interactive   module   now  offers  a  comprehensive
GEM-based dialog box for accelerated productivity.

     If  you are an existing or past user of Word Quest/Word
Quest  2,  you  will  find  all  your  favorite features and
capabilities  intact  in  enhanced  forms.  If you are a new
user, you will find these programs fun and worthwhile to add
to   your  software  library.  Artisan  Software  hopes  you
remember  us the next time you have out your checkbook. More

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importantly, we hope you enjoy the use and benefits of these
fine titles.


     WORD  QUEST is a powerful GEM-based program designed to
construct  and  play  hidden  word  games  as  found in many
newspapers  and magazines. In little time, a fully formed 20
x  20  character  puzzle  can  be  masterfully assembled and
integrated  into a challenging source of entertainment which
can take hours to solve.

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     Special groups can easily dictate a dictionary of words
and  acronyms  for  members  to  disassemble.  Teachers  can
implement  puzzles  to  augment their educational efforts in
the  areas  of  word  recognition  and spelling. Friends can
exchange  puzzles  they  constructed  in  person  or  over a

     WORD   QUEST  implements  the  following  power  packed

     * Compatible with color OR monochrome systems in ST

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       medium or high resolutions
     * Adjustable puzzle sizes from 5x5 to 20x20 character
     * Toggles to manually dictate the allowable directions
       for words to be buried
     * Option of individual word entry or list entry
     * Complex integration of specific and random word
       placement routines to assure even word placement
     * Various built-in sort routines to assure longer
       words are placed first yet hard copies of word lists
       are in alphabetical order
     * Instant deletion of unwanted words

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     * Automatic scanning of unused words when positions
       are found for new words
     * Optional load of saved puzzles by filename or
       detailed item list
     * Data file locking option
     * Automatic fill routine to fill unused character
     * Most commands accessible by keystroke or mouse


                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 18-

     WORD  QUEST  may  be  installed  from  the  GEM desktop
environment   by   double  clicking  on  the  program  named
"WQ1.PRG".  Refer  to your Atari computer owner's manual for
specific  instructions  on  how to start (boot) programs. If
you  have  any  problems, please check your system or remove
any accessories from your desktop before attempting again.


     This   program  has  been  written  to  function  on  a
monochrome   or   a  color  monitor  in  medium  resolution.

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 19-

References  to colors, of course, do not apply to monochrome
users. In most cases, if text or characters are indicated to
be  highlighted  in color, the monochrome user will find the
same in bold type instead.


     WORD  QUEST  commands  may  be  activated by either the
mouse  or the keyboard. When the program first boots up, the
screen  will  scroll into place behind the copyright notice.
Press  the  left  mouse button or any key when to accelerate

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the opening scroll and again to begin WORD QUEST.

     The  menu  bar  along  the  top  of the screen provides
direct   access  to  all  commands.  As  you  point  to  the
selections,   a   list   of  options  will  appear  directly
underneath.  Simply point and click the left mouse button on
the  option  you  desire  to  invoke. You may also press the
 key and the corresponding letter command to invoke
options  without  the  mouse.  The corresponding letters are
those  found  immediately  to  the  right  of the "^" symbol
within your GEM-based menu system.

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     There may be one of two things you would do immediately
when running this program. One is to load an existing puzzle
or  you  may  wish to create a new one. + allows
you  to  load  an  existing  (previously  saved)  puzzle and
+  allows  you to begin entering words for a new
puzzle.  The  program defaults to 20 x 20 character grid and
words  to  be placed in all possible directions. If you wish
to  change  the  size  of the puzzle, you will need to press
+  to restart and/or define a new grid size. You
may  also  press   and any one of the function keys
(F1-F8)   as   a  toggle  to  enable  or  disable  allowable
directions  for  words  to  be placed.  will enable all

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possible  directions  if  any have been previously disabled.
The corresponding directions are noted at the bottom of your
screen and an "*" designates which directions are enabled at
any  one given time. The active directions are also noted in
the  "DI:"  box at the right of your screen. The N, S, E, W,
NE, etc. correspond to map directions.

     Below   are  specific  definitions  for  the  available
commands.  Refer  to  this list for a refined perspective of
program   execution,   puzzle   construction   and   command
sequences.  The  information  has  been updated from command
descriptions before the most recent enhancements.

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This   option   renders   author   credits   and   copyright
designations. Press any key or the left mouse button to exit
this dialog box.


This option allows you to read or print the documentation on

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your  WORD QUEST disk (this text file). The instructions for
WORD  QUEST is saved under the filename: "WQ1.DOC". Non Word
Quest files can not be viewed or printed with this function.
A  "read  selector"  will offer the opportunity to designate
where  "WQ1.DOC"  exists on your hard drive or floppy drive.
You  will  also be able to designate whether the file should
be printed to the screen or a printer. If you print the file
to  your  screen, you may use the keyboard or the left mouse
button to continue reading additional pages. The right mouse
button aborts this command.

You   may  wish  to  enter  "WQ1.DOC"  into  your  own  word

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This  option  allows  any  word to be moved from its present
location  to another within an established puzzle IF another
suitable  position  exists.  Click  on  PREV  or NEXT in the
dialog  box to select the word you wish to move. If the word
is  currently  used  in  the  puzzle (not in the unused word
list),  the  MOV  box will be enabled. Click on MOV to allow
the  computer  to search for another location. Click on EXIT

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to exit the dialog box.


WORD QUEST will accept up to 250 words entered one at a time
or  as  an  entire list. To enter a word individually, press
  after  typing  the  word  of  choice,  then  press
 once more to tell the system to begin searching for
a  position  in  the  puzzle for that word. If a position is
found,  any unused words will automatically be scanned since
the  new  word  may  create new positions. You may abort the

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scanning  of  any word at any time by pressing . If you
do, the word being scanned will automatically be retained in
the unused word list.

You  may  also  enter  a  list  of  words. To do this, press
 only once after each word is typed.

WORD  QUEST  deletes  all  words when you change puzzle size
with  the  ^R  function. You may find occasions that you may
need  to  re-enter  a  list  if you do not like the way WORD
QUEST  compiled specific puzzles. For such instances you may
choose  to  use  the  buffer option in the enter word dialog

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box.  By  clicking on LOAD, all words entered will be copied
into  a  buffer. You may then exit the Enter Word dialog box
and  load  a  new puzzle or restart the puzzle all together.
When  you  wish  to  merge the words in the buffer back into
your puzzle, click on USE from the Enter Word dialog box.

As words are placed in the puzzle, you may note that entered
words  are highlighted in red (or in bold) so you know where
the words are.

Word  Quest  now  permits  easy  entry of special characters
including    international    characters.    To   enter   an

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international  character,  click  on  the highlighted "ENTER
WORD"  located at the top of the dialog box. A supplementary
dialog  box  will  appear  which  displays  an assortment of
extended  characters. Click on the character desired an that
character  will appear at the end of the word entered in the
ENTER  WORD  dialog  box. To insert a character, first erase
the  trailing  characters  in the word necessary so that the
new  character appears where it should. To exit the extended
characters  box  without  choosing  a  character,  click  on

Click on EXIT to exit the ENTER WORD dialog box.

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It  may be helpful to be aware of the basic rules WORD QUEST
follows to place words:

When a list of words are entered, the words are first sorted
by  the sort formula designated by the user. By default, the
sort  is performed by length with longer words placed before
shorter  ones  since longer words are harder to place as the
puzzle fills.

The  first  word  is  always  randomly  placed  by beginning
position and allowable directions.

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Subsequent  words  are  scanned  for all possible placements
beginning  at  a  random  position  in  the  puzzle to avoid
"bunching" of words in a specific portion of the puzzle.

At  least one character of each word scanned must take up an
unoccupied  position  in the puzzle. This will eliminate the
potential that words like "ANT" get placed within words like

The same word may not be entered twice.

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If  no  location  is  found  where  at  least  one character
intersects  an  existing word, Word Quest now will place the
word in a random open area of the grid if space allows.


Implementing  this  option  may be done at any time. It will
not  effect  the  ability  to  place  new  words still using
"filled"  positions.  Filling  the  puzzle effectively means
designating  a  random  letter character for every character
position which is not occupied by a placed word.

                          WORD QUEST DOCUMENTATION  -page 33-

Although  the  selection process of characters to fill empty
positions  is  random, the percentage of random selection is
based  on  the  likelihood that each character may appear in
normal  language  use  (based  on the English language). For
example,  vowels,  especially  the  letter "E", will be more
likely to become a fill character than the letter "Z".


You  may  have  reason  to  have students or others work the

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puzzles  by  identifying  the  position of words by the grid
position  of  the  first  letter  of  each word. This option
prints the puzzle with an alphanumeric key running along the
top  and  down  the  left  side  of your puzzle. Letters are
placed  across the top and numbers are placed down the side.
People  working  the puzzles may indicate the row and column
of  the  word and the compass direction in which the word is


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By  selecting this option a "HUNT" dialog box will appear in
the  lower  right  portion of your screen. All words will be
accessible  in  this  window  by clicking on PREV or NEXT to
scroll  through  the  words.  If  the  word is a part of the
current  puzzle  and  not  in  the unused word list, the HNT
option  will  be  enabled. By clicking on HNT, the grid will
reveal  the  position  of  the  word chosen in the puzzle by
highlighting it in color or in bold characters.

Note  that  words are sorted according to the users assigned
sort formula. Exit this option by clicking on EXIT.

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WORD  QUEST allows each puzzle you design to be titled by an
ID.  This  assists in locating desired puzzles with the LIST
option  within the LOAD command and add custom appearance in
your  printouts.  The  ID is the title of the puzzle you are

Select this option to change or edit the title of the puzzle
currently loaded in WORD QUEST. If chosen, a dialog box will
appear  to  allow  editing  of this data. Standard GEM-based

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editing features apply. Click on OK when finished.

^K   KEY

This  command  uses  a unique grid technique to identify the
position  of  words  in  the  puzzle for an answer sheet. An
alphanumeric  grid  is  printed  across the top and down the
left  side  of  the puzzle as noted in the ^G command above.
The  answers  are printed below by identifying the column by
letter,   row   by  number  and  the  direction  by  compass
direction. IE. "A13SW" would mean the word is located in the

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"A"  column  of  the 13th row and travels Southwest (down to
the  left).  Refer  to  the  ^P  command  and ^T command for
details regarding output options.


This  option is found under the FILES selection in your menu
system  at the top of the screen. Select this option to load
a  new  puzzle off of a storage device which may include ram
disks, hard drives or disk drives. You have two ways to load
a puzzle. A window will appear offering the options. You may

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click on LOAD to view available puzzles just by file name. A
"load  selector"  will  appear  searching the drive path you
used to boot WORD QUEST. That drive path will be scanned for
all  files  with  an  extender  of .WQ1 which all WORD QUEST
puzzles  should  be  saved  as.  Simply  double click on the
puzzle you wish to load.

You  may also load puzzles from a detailed list which offers
specific  details about the puzzles including grid size, the
number  of  words used, title, author, etc. To load a puzzle
in  this  manner,  click  on  "LIST"  from  the initial load
window.  A  "list  selector"  box  will  appear to offer the

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designation of a drive path if you want puzzles scanned from
a  drive path other than the default. Simply double click on
ANY puzzle within the selected drive path and all puzzles in
that  drive  path  will be displayed up to 3 at a time. Once
displayed  you  may click on LOAD for any of the puzzles the
system  has  found  and  displayed.  Each  file  with a .WQ1
extender will be tested to be a true WORD QUEST file. If not
it will be ignored.


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WORD  QUEST  allows  each  puzzle you design to designate an
author.  This can assist in personalizing individual puzzles
and simply offering "credit where credit is due".

Select  this  option  to change or edit the author's name of
the  puzzle  currently  loaded  in  WORD QUEST. If chosen, a
dialog  box  will  appear  to  allow  editing  of this data.
Standard  GEM-based editing features apply. Click on OK when


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By pressing + a dialog box appears which permits
the user to define a sort formula. The sort formula selected
can greatly affect the overall characteristics of individual
puzzles.  For  instance,  if  longer words are sorted before
shorter  ones, more words might find positions in the puzzle
when  completed.  However, if shorter ones are placed before
longer ones, more words may be placed in a broader selection
of  allowable  directions.  Alphabetical  sorts and a random
sort  are  also  provided.  Random will cause the sort to be
different every time the function is called upon.

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Click on OK when the desired sort is selected.


This option, when selected, will erase all previously filled
character  positions  which are not a part of a placed word.
(opposite of ^F  Fill)

^P   NORMAL  (Print normal format)

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You can only print puzzles which are resident in WORD QUEST.
In  other  words,  you  must  first  design or load a puzzle
before  a puzzle may be printed. Select this option to print
a puzzle to a printer. WORD QUEST will first fill the puzzle
if not done already. (See ^F Fill command)

Next, WORD QUEST will determine where you want to print your
puzzle;  the  screen,  a  disk  file  or  a printer. This is
determined  by  the ^T command. If the output is assigned to
the printer, you will have to check that it is "on-line".

Puzzles  are  first  printed  by  printing  the title of the

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puzzle,  the  author  and  the  date. The puzzle is centered
underneath  and  the  used words are alphabetized and listed
under  the completed puzzle. Publishers may realize the need
to  consider  this a draft and to assign the output with the
^T  command  to  a disk file. The resulting file may be then
imported  in desktop publishing software or a word processor
for more formalized output.


Puzzles  may  be  saved  once  created  or edited. To save a

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puzzle  press CONTROL+ or select "SAVE PUZZLE" from the
options  in the menu bar. Several events take place when you
save puzzles.

First,  if  the puzzle has not been filled, the save command
will  do  it automatically. Refer to the ^F Fill command for

Secondly,  you  will  be  asked if you want to delete unused
words.  If you are going to continue editing the puzzle at a
later  time,  you may not wish to delete those words. If you
are  permanently  saving  a completed puzzle you may wish to

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save  disk  storage  space  by  deleting  unused words. Once
deleted  the  words  will  no longer be resident and must be
retyped in if you decide later to include them.

Third,  all  the  words  will  be  sorted  according  to any
previously  assigned sort formula. The default is that words
are sorted by length.

You  will  then  be  offered  an  "save  selector" window to
designate  a  drive  path  and  specific  file name. You may
designate an existing file name and write over it or type in
a new one. If you designate an existing file name and it was

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locked,  you  will  be offered the opportunity to unlock the
puzzle  or  abort the operation. If you designate a filename
without  the  extender  .WQ1 or if you designate a different
extender,  the  filename  will automatically be corrected to
include  the  .WQ1 extender. There will be no warning if you
choose  a filename that already exists in the assigned drive
path  and  the  existing  file was not previously locked, so
always save and update files with caution.

Once  saved, WORD QUEST will offer the opportunity to "lock"
the  file  to help avoid accidental alterations or deletions
in the future. Reply to the inquiry accordingly.

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This  versatile  command determines to which device you will
print  your puzzles. By choosing this command, a window will
appear giving you three options. Choosing PRINTER sends your
hard  copies  to  a  printer  you have connected to your ST.
SCREEN  prints only to the monitor which is an excellent way
to preview your work. DISK permits the puzzles to be printed
in ASCII format to the disk filename you define. These files
can   be   merged   in   to  publishing  programs  and  word

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By  pressing  +  a  list of all words which have
been placed into the puzzle is rendered. You may select from
viewing  all  words, used words or unused words. If no words
have  yet been assigned positions in the puzzle, the default
will  be  to display unused words, otherwise used words will
be displayed first.

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Use the scroll bar to scroll longer lists accordingly.

You  may  also  point  and  click  on  individual  words  to
highlight  them.  When  your choices have been made, you may
click  on  DELETE  to  remove  all the chosen words from the
list.  Deleting  used words places them back into the unused
word  list.  Deleting  unused  words  or  words from the ALL
display will remove them completely from the database.

Click  on  PRINT  to  output the current list to a connected

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WORD QUEST allows each puzzle you design to be dated. If you
have a timekeeper or built-in clock, the current date should
be  displayed  automatically  when  you  first  install WORD
QUEST.  Otherwise,  the release date of your system TOS will
be displayed. This can assist in locating updates to desired
puzzles with the LIST option within the LOAD command and add
custom appearance in your printouts.

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Select  this option to change or edit the date of the puzzle
currently loaded in WORD QUEST. If chosen, a dialog box will
appear  to  allow  editing  of this data. Standard GEM-based
editing features apply. Click on OK when finished.


WORD  QUEST supports the ability to access accessories which
may have been loaded when you installed WORD QUEST. This may
be  helpful  for  access  to  spell checkers or other useful

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applications.  Since the mechanism to track screen writes is
complex,  Word  Quest requires that you let it know that you
want  to  use  an accessory. When you do, the screen will be
cleared  and  you  will  have  full  access to all installed
accessories  until  you  choose  to  return to Word Quest by
using the ^X command again.


If,  for  any reason, you interrupt the scanning of words to
be  placed  in  your  puzzle and there remains words in your

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unused  word  vocabulary  list,  you may use this command to
re-initiate  the  search  for positions of those words. When
selected,   the  words  will  be  sorted  according  to  the
previously  defined  sort formula. The process may be halted
by pressing .

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