Keilly: Create other word lists for the Word Finder widget

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Create other word lists for the Word Finder widget

These are instructions on how to use other languages or dictionaries with my Word Finder widget.

Requirements: Your word list in a file, one word per line, saved to the desktop.

Part A - Format your list...
- Download this file to the Desktop.
- Open Applications/Terminal
- 'cd Desktop'
- 'perl yourWordListName'

You should see the wheels turning and 14 word lists will be produced, one for each word length.

Part B - Replace my word lists with yours...
- Download my widget to the Desktop
- Right click and select 'Show package contents'
- Open the 'Bingo' folder to see my lists.
- Drag those to the Trash and drag in yours from the Desktop
- Double click on the widget file and it should load into Dashboard ready to go with your word list.

(Your widget now lives in 'Your Home/Application Support/Widgets')

If you have a Widget with other lists then let me know and I can host it here.

Let me know if there are any problems.

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