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How to get hint using drawer

 
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afb



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: How to get hint using drawer Reply with quote

Need help in how to get hint using drawer. I see how to add partial solution but what triggers the drawer to provide a hint?
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chobans



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Click on the "Draw!" button at the bottom.
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alanr555



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

> Click on the "Draw!" button at the bottom.

Strange. I have used the DRAW facility several times to get (successfully!)
a print of the queries mentioned in various fora but I have NEVER been
given a hint.

The input is displayed and options given to print in large or medium size
but no hint of a hint anywhere! The only addition to the initial input is a
warning that Sudoku does not always have a unique solution - but this
very helpful generality is not reproduced on the print.

Whilst on this point, it would be very useful if the draw facility were to
allow say 30 characters of user annotation. The archive prints have their
pre-set annotation with the date and grade. With prints from the DRAW
facility they are all anonymous. It would be useful to enter something
like "Guardian Classic 28" etc to note the origin or purpose for wanting
to print the particular puzzle.

Alan Rayner BS23 2QT
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samgj
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanr555 wrote:

Strange. I have used the DRAW facility several times to get (successfully!)
a print of the queries mentioned in various fora but I have NEVER been
given a hint.


After you've clicked "draw", you should see a "hint" button on the right -- this is assuming that the draw thing knows how to solve the puzzle and you don't get the "no unique solution" warning.

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Whilst on this point, it would be very useful if the draw facility were to
allow say 30 characters of user annotation. The archive prints have their
pre-set annotation with the date and grade. With prints from the DRAW
facility they are all anonymous. It would be useful to enter something
like "Guardian Classic 28" etc to note the origin or purpose for wanting
to print the particular puzzle.


Yep -- good plan. I've put it on the wishlist, but usual caveat for implementation time apply.

Sam
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samgj
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanr555 wrote:

Whilst on this point, it would be very useful if the draw facility were to
allow say 30 characters of user annotation. The archive prints have their
pre-set annotation with the date and grade. With prints from the DRAW
facility they are all anonymous. It would be useful to enter something
like "Guardian Classic 28" etc to note the origin or purpose for wanting
to print the particular puzzle.


Hi Alan

This should be working now. Let me know if it doesn't do what it should.

Sam
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