Puzzle Maker Pro started as a puzzle generator, with limited flexibility to create puzzle books. Early users requested functionality that offered more flexible creation of puzzles and puzzle books. The name "Time Saver" was suggested by those early users, because the add-ons can save a lot of time.
Time Saver Explained
Each Time Saver (add-on) consists of two parts:
- Options to create more puzzles a bit faster, in a flexible way
- Additional layout options
Faster Puzzle Creation
These options can be found under the "Time Saver" tab in Puzzle Maker Pro. The actual features depend on the puzzle type, for example for Sudoku you can select different sudoku types and difficulty levels, while for Word Search you can also add your own Word Lists.
To use the Time Saver to create puzzles, you'll have to make sure the "Use Time Saver" checkbox is enabled. This will also change the text of the "Create" button to "Create (TS)".
The "Page Layout" tab (can be found on the "Instant Puzzle Books tab" in Puzzle Maker Pro) is enabled by the Time Saver Add-on. Again, the actual options depend on the puzzle type: For most puzzle types you can set the number of rows and columns for both the puzzles and the solutions. For Word Search, JigSaw and some word puzzles, additional layout options are available.
Whenever the term Time Saver is used, we refer to the functionality described here.