TEA Tutorial

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Welcome to the TEA Crossword Helper online tutorial. The tutorial shows how TEA helps with crosswords, Scrabble®, Lexulous, Countdown, cryptograms and many other word games. It is intended to complement the integrated help system (accessed by pressing F1 or clicking on a Help button within TEA), which provides comprehensive information about individual features.

Conventions used in the tutorial are described in How to Use the Tutorial below. If you have any comments on the tutorial, use the Contact Us Form.

Module 1: TEA Patterns

In TEA you use "patterns" to search for words. Each step of this module introduces a different type of pattern and gives you examples to try. The module starts with the basic pattern types and goes on to show the ways these can be combined:

  1. Using templates to complete crosswords
  2. Solving anagram clues
  3. Using choice lists
  4. Using wildcards
  5. Finding words from a Scrabble® rack
  6. Solving cryptograms
  7. Using macros
  8. Matching Punctuation
  9. Combining Patterns
  10. Using sub-patterns

Module 2: TEA Definitions

TEA has an integrated dictionary and thesaurus that shows the meanings of words and the relationships between words. This module introduces the features associated with TEA definitions:

  1. Looking up a word in the main window
  2. Navigating to the next result
  3. Looking up a word in a definition window
  4. Looking up selected text in a definition window
  5. Searching for a word on the web

How to Use the Tutorial

You should normally start the tutorial by clicking on the Step 1 link. However, if you stopped half-way through, you can resume by clicking on the step you want to do next.

Use the buttons at the top and bottom of each page to navigate through the module:

Next Step Go to the next step
Previous Step Go to the previous step
Tutorial Index Go to this Tutorial Index page
TEA Home Go to the TEA Home page

Text in bold face appears in the TEA interface (for example, is a menu item, a label in a dialog or on a keyboard key). The names of menu commands include | characters to separate the name of the menu from the name of the command. For example, File|Open... means the Open... command on the File menu.

A list of the Relevant Help Sections appears at the bottom of most tutorial pages. This indicates which help topics cover the features described in the step. These topics can be found in the index of the integrated help system (accessed by pressing F1 or clicking on a Help button within TEA).


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