SudoCue Users Forum Index SudoCue Users
A forum for users of the SudoCue programs and the services of SudoCue.Net
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

how to verify that a puzzle is solvable?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SudoCue Users Forum Index -> Help Me! I'm stuck!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dee
Rookie
Rookie


Joined: 01 Aug 2007
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: how to verify that a puzzle is solvable? Reply with quote

How can I verify a puzzle that I have entered from a newspaper is solvable with SudoCue? What menu item, etc. do I select?

Once the puzzle is solved, how can I tell that it is solved correctly? Again, what menu item, etc. would I select.

I am new to this software and appreciate any help I can get Smile.

Thanks,
Dee
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Glyn
Major Major Major
Major Major Major


Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Posts: 92
Location: London

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dee, welcome to the forum.

After you have entered the data for the puzzle select menu option File..Play.

There will be 3 small numbers at the bottom right hand corner of the window and the word Easy, Moderate, Tough, Hard or Unfair. Most newspaper puzzles will be either Easy or Moderate, even ones they might rate as being hard. Ruud needs extra levels as some of his puzzles can get VERY tough.

If you see the word Invalid then either the puzzle is not solvable or has multiple solutions or more likely you've made a typing error.

If you want to see the solution select Solver .. Solve.

Lastly if you are online then F1 will get you to the Sudocue help page, where you can find out about all the other wondrous things Sudocue can do.

Hope this helps, have fun.

Glyn
_________________
I have 81 brain cells left, I think.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dee
Rookie
Rookie


Joined: 01 Aug 2007
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Thanks for your help Reply with quote

Glyn,

Thank you for your answer to my question... very helpful, indeed Smile.

Do you know if there is a way a person can save a puzzle on which they are working and retain the 'pencil marks'?

Thanks again for your assistance,

Dee
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pete
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 13 May 2006
Posts: 113
Location: Cincinnati Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you have it in sudocue file/save as.

Give it a name you can find "PragueGazeette2aug07easy"

that saves all the marks the puzzle and you can backup ^Z to the origional posistion, if you load it again..
_________________
"It gets dark at night" - Olbers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dee
Rookie
Rookie


Joined: 01 Aug 2007
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Pete for your good suggestion... much appreciated, for sure.
I am enjoying working Sudoku puzzles using SudCue Smile.

Dee
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SudoCue Users Forum Index -> Help Me! I'm stuck! All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group