Crossword Weaver--crossword puzzle creation software

Instructions for Downloading and Installing Crossword Weaver.

This page contains four steps. Please print this page as a reference or scroll down and follow the steps in order.

Step 1 - Download Crossword Weaver (this is like bringing a new TV home in a box)

For Windows 7, Vista or XP

Click here to start downloading now.

If you are experiencing problems downloading, please click here for other options.
Hint: Windows will give you an opportunity to see (and change) where the file setup_cww5.exe will be saved on your computer. Please take note of where it will be saved.

Recommendation: Put the file in your "My Documents" folder or another folder that is easy for you to remember.

Step 2 - Install Crossword Weaver on your computer.

After downloading you should have a new file on your computer called setup_cww5.exe. The next step is to run (i.e., start) this file.

To do this, click on the Start button, then on "Run." Now choose "Browse." Go to the folder (such as My Documents) where you downloaded the file to. Click on setup_cww5.exe to install Crossword Weaver. If you can not find this file or have any trouble, see below.

Step 3 - Start Crossword Weaver.

Crossword Weaver will automatically start after you have installed the program. For future use, simply click on the Crossword Weaver icon on your desktop, or click on the Start button, choose Programs, then Crossword Weaver.

Step 4 - If you like it, buy it.

You can buy a license to unlock the demo at any time, before, during or after downloading. The license number is an unlocking code that is specific to your name. When you enter your name and license number into the Crossword Weaver demo, it unlocks and lets you use all of its features immediately, even for the puzzle you started in demo mode. If you upgrade to a new computer, you can move Crossword Weaver to your new computer for free. Your name and license number will also entitle you to substantial discounts on planned upgrades to Crossword Weaver.

Click here for online order form. The online ordering process is completely secure and will give you a license number (unlocking code) immediately.

Also want to make word search puzzles? Check out 1-2-3 Word Search Maker. To get more information or a free demo, just click here.

If you have problems:

  • If you can't find the file "Crossword_Weaver_setup.exe" on your computer: Press the Windows "Start" button, select "Find," then select "Files or Folders," then search for the file named "Crossword_Weaver_setup.exe". Look in each drive starting with drive C:. (Hint: Change the "Look in:" field to "My Computer.") When the file is found, double click on it to install the demo. If this doesn't work, contact us.
  • If it won't install right: Occasionally a file transfer stops early. Check if the size of the file Crossword_Weaver_setup.exe (right-click on it and select "Properties"). It should be about 2.4 MB. If your copy is too small, try downloading again, maybe from a different one of our sites. If you still have trouble, please E-mail us or call us.
  • It said it installed successfully, but now what do I do? Follow step 3, above. Once you start Crossword Weaver, it will suggest ways for you to learn how to use it.
  • If you have any other trouble downloading or setting up our software: Please E-mail us or call us at 1-800-229-3939. We will make sure you have an opportunity to try our software!


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