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Logic Grid Creator Helper (Updated)

Posted: 12:03PM Mar 27, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

Two weeks ago, Splatt PM'ed me and asked if I had any nifty Excel macros to help write Logic Grid teasers. I didn't, but told her that I could probably come up with something. The next day, I told her that I thought a web-based tool would work the best, and after a week and a half of work, it is finally finished.

It is called Logic Grid Creator Helper (catchy name, right?). Like the LG submitter on Braingle, you select how many groups you want and how many items in each group. Then you fill out the item names and click the button to generate the grid. As you write clues in the provided field, you can click on the squares in the grid to select the familiar red, green, or blank fills. If you select green, it automatically fills in the row and column with red as does the LG solver on Braingle. Once you're satisfied that everything is correct, you can simply copy and paste the information into the LG submitter.


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Posted: 03:01PM Apr 10, 2006
jj_is_coolAus
Posts: 1066

thanks phrebh! it really worked!
Posted: 01:45PM Apr 11, 2006
SunroseAus
Posts: 3490

I'm gonna sticky this, this is very helpful for everyone who enjoys writing LG's.

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Posted: 05:37AM Apr 29, 2006
Psychic_MasterAnz
Posts: 9625

I was wondering the SAME thing when I was making my own LG. I had to do it on paper, so I must have messed up somewhere. This thing will prove to be useful! THANKS SO MUCH! I'm gonna try and re-write my last LG that didn't get accepted...

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Posted: 08:33PM May 1, 2006
thompson1Aus
Posts: 2865

I have used this several times since you posted it! It is great! I messed up with it once, because I started one on paper, and transferred it to the computer, but I realized about halfway through that the layouts of the grids were different! I had to start over. Oh well, it works great, and Thank You so much!

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Posted: 10:51AM May 3, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

I have just made some improvements that should make it even easier to use when writing LGs. I have added a light green and light red option. Now you can create the grid, mark where your answers are in red and green and still be able to test your clues on the fly by using the light green and light red.

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Posted: 06:32PM May 6, 2006
jj_is_coolAus
Posts: 1066

cool! ive tried it since, it is alot better Thanks phrebh
Posted: 06:45PM May 17, 2006
thompson1Aus
Posts: 2865

Once again, this is great! I think I make my logic grids differently than others, in that I make the clues and just fill it in like a regular teaser as I go along. I have realized that with the bigger grids, sometimes I make a clue that looks like it would work, but sometimes it sets off a chain reaction that doesn't work. That is why I love the new lighter colors, because I can just use them, and if they don't work, erase all of the lighter colors, but if the clue does work, I can change them all to darker colors. I only have one complaint. It takes a long time to go back through the grid and change all of them back or delete them all. I do not want to make this too hard, but do you think you could make some buttons that 'clear all lighter colors' and 'change all lighter colors to darker colors?' That would make it much easier on me. Thanks phrebh!!

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Posted: 05:46PM Jun 1, 2006
Jim1029*us
Posts: 3

Thanks, this will really help me.

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Posted: 02:11AM Jun 8, 2006
brainsterAin
Posts: 16362

Phrebh, the logic grid I am trying to make has 4 groups and 4 values in each group. When I select it from the popup box on the top left, I don't get additional fields at the bottom to add more values/groups! Any idea? I tried it from and from work and it does not work in either place.

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Posted: 07:23AM Jun 8, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

That is due to a javascript problem with your browser. Make sure that you have JS enabled. If you do, try a different browser.

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Posted: 10:21AM Jun 8, 2006
brainsterAin
Posts: 16362

I was trying using IE all this time, I tried firefox and it works just fine! Thanks Phrebh!

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Posted: 03:30PM Jun 27, 2006
Mellie627Aus
Posts: 2

Thank you so much for this info. It has really helped me figure out how to do my first logic-grid that I am working on. I am glad, I searched the site for more info, there really is a lot more things here than just the logic-grids. I'm really glad that I decided to become a member.
Posted: 08:11AM Jul 20, 2006
ava199345*us
Posts: 45

I luv writin lg teasers. I'm gonna look at that as soon as I think of a new one
Posted: 06:44PM Jul 30, 2006
akl21Aus
Posts: 4928

That's awesome, phrebh! You're pretty good at that stuff!

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Posted: 02:03PM Jan 23, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

Absolutely awesome!!! Phrebh, thank you very much for an excellent idea I'm trying my hand at logic grid teasers and I do not know how people managed without a grid like this! Big kudos!

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Posted: 07:06AM Apr 13, 2008
brain23Aus
Posts: 503

I know this is a LONG way after the logic grid creator helper (whatever it's called) was created, but does the colon (: ) work?

Edit, for the colon in parenthesis looked like (, which looked ridiculous.


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Posted: 01:37PM Apr 16, 2008
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

What do you mean? Where are you trying to use a colon that it might not work?

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Posted: 03:57PM Apr 26, 2008
brain23Aus
Posts: 503

phrebh wrote:
What do you mean? Where are you trying to use a colon that it might not work?


Never mind, it works.


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