Puzzle Maker Pro – Word Star

$ 67

Create fun and innovative word puzzles – Two variations – Circle / Knight’s Move – Fully customizable – Instant Puzzle Books – Personal / POD License

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Puzzle Maker Pro – Word Star – Product Information


In need of unique and innovative puzzles?

If you’re publishing puzzle books, selling printables, or need unique content for your website or social media, Puzzle Maker Pro – Word Star is exactly what you need.

Word Star puzzles each consist of a single word, placed in a circle. The puzzler must find the starting letter and the number of steps to skip, to find the word. For 5-letter words this may seem easy, but for words or phrases of 10 or more letters, this is increasingly difficult.

Word Star was derived from the Dutch puzzle “Paardensprong”, or the Knight’s Move in chess. Drawn as a 3×3 grid, using 8 letters, you can find the solution by applying the classic chess knight’s move. This puzzle style is available in Word Star, and it works well for 8-letter words.

For all other words and phrases, we have expanded this puzzle to words or phrases of 5 up to 35 letters and varying ‘skip’ options, depending on the length of the word.

You’ll create puzzles that look simple but can be hard to solve.

Easily create a word star puzzle book, or add word star puzzles to mixed puzzle books, with this seemingly simple word puzzle. Or create a single puzzle matching a specific theme for your website or social media.

Use words up to 35 letters, different drawing styles and customization options to create puzzles exactly how you want them.

Ease of Use

You can create one single puzzle, or use a word list to create 5, 10 or 100’s of puzzles at once. You can even add a clue to each puzzle, which can be printed on the puzzle page along with the puzzle. For example: Italy – Country in Europe. Or more complex: “I am easily satisfied with the very best – Saying by a famous politician and writer”. You can either type or copy these words and clues into the Word List area or save them in a text file and select that file to use.

As you would expect from BookPublisherTools, there are many options to customize your puzzle, such as fonts, colors, the way the solution is drawn, and much more.

Like any Puzzle Maker Pro module, Word Star will create the puzzles and solutions as image files (JPG or PNG) at 300 DPI on your computer. Puzzles will be generated really fast, however, settings like the hidden word will result in longer generation times.

Free Demo Version

Experience the power Of Puzzle Maker Pro – Word Star With our free demo version. Please note that puzzles And solutions In the demo version will be watermarked. You can test all features and puzzle types.

If you want to try out the Time Saver Add-On, please contact support.

Note: Sales for Puzzle Maker Pro products are final. We strongly suggest to test compatibility with your Windows PC configuration before purchase.

Puzzle Maker Pro – Word Star – Feature Summary


Create innovative Word Star and Knight’s Move word puzzles.

Word List

Create puzzles from your own words, up to 35 letters

Knight’s Move

square 3×3 puzzle with exactly 8 letters

Circle Style

Flexible puzzle for up to 35 letters

Flexible Word Length

Create puzzles from 5 letter words up to 35 letter phrases

Many Uses

Innovative and attractive for activity books and social media

Optional Clue

Optional Clue/Description for each word


Advanced Styling options

Font Setup

Use any Truetype font on your computer, choose color, size and positioning

Line Style

Customize line width and color

Customize Font

You can change the font to any TrueType font on your computer

Customize Colors

You can change the font, line and background colors

Preview Puzzles and Solutions

You can preview the puzzles and solutions with your custom styling settings

Create Puzzles on Your Computer

Puzzles and Solutions will be stored on your computer. No need for downloads

Solutions included

Solutions for the puzzles are included


You can save and load your own presets for each puzzle, to preserve styling consistency

Create Puzzles

Create many puzzles at once, with a single mouse-click

Puzzle Output Size

Set your own puzzle size, up to 3000 pixels (10” at 300 DPI)

Puzzle Output Format

Save your puzzles in JPG, PNG or Transparent PNG format (optionally in 4bit format for smaller size)

Custom Output Location

Set up your own output folder structure, including date and custom name placeholders

Instant Puzzle Books

Use the Puzzle Maker Pro options to generate Instant Puzzle Books in Powerpoint or PDF format

Puzzle Numbering

Use custom puzzle numbering, to create parts of puzzle books that can be appended later

Trim Size

Set up your own trim size, from 1×1 to 15×15 inch


Set your own page margins

Mirrored Margins

Optionally use mirrored margins, for equal inner and outer margins on left and right pages

Title Setup

Various options to set up titles for your puzzles in your Instant Puzzle Books

Default Page Layout

By default a 1×1 layout grid is used.

Advanced Page Layout

With the Time Saver Add-On (additional purchase) you can set up your own grid layout, up to 10×10 puzzles


With the Time Saver Add-On (additional purchase) you can collate puzzles and solutions and use different layouts for each

Page Layout Customization

With the Time Saver Add-On (additional purchase) you can customize the distance between puzzle rows and columns

Time Saver

The Time Saver Add-On (additional Purchase) will let you create sets of puzzles faster, optionally using your own puzzle presets

Personal License

You can create and print puzzles for your own use, share with your kids and family, in your classroom or with your team

POD License

You can create and print puzzles and puzzle books and sell on Print on Demand platforms such as KDP, or sell as printables

Optimized for Windows (10/11)

The software can be used on MS Windows 7 or higher. It’s only available on Mac when you use Virtualbox, Parallels or another virtual Windows platform

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