Word puzzle generators are available from a variety of websites. Generators allow for customizable content that can be used for either educational or recreational purposes.
Most online generators are easy to use. Online puzzle generators are usually free, but some require a subscription. The first step is to create a collection of words to use in the puzzle. Some programs allow specification as to where the words appear, while others generate it automatically. With word search generators, the direction in which the hidden words appear can be specified by the creator. The difficulty of each puzzle is decided before the completion of the puzzle. The completed puzzle can be either sent directly to the printer, or it can be saved as a screen shot and saved as a graphic. Most completed puzzles can be solved online or saved as an HTML for Web publishing.
There are a variety of word puzzle generators, including the kind for word searches and crossword puzzles. Word searches are puzzles that involve finding hidden words within a grid of seemingly unrelated letters. Crosswords are puzzles in which the solver derives words by solving the numbered clues, writing the answers into the correct boxes while forming a vertical and horizontal pattern.