My Excel based All-in-one Su Doku Puzzle Generator cum Su Doku Solver
Download All-in-one Su Doku
For those of you who don't know what Su Doku is, it is a simple and elegant
puzzle comprising of a 9x9 grid of squares. This 9x9 grid is further divided
into boxes with 3x3 squares. Some of the squares will have numbers between
1 and 9 in them. Your task is to fill up the blank squares such that each
row, each column and each 3x3 box will have all the numbers from 1 to 9. You
don't require any mathematical skills to solve the puzzles; only a sharp analytical
mind is needed
A sample Su Doku puzzle grid is shown below:
It is a game that is now becoming extremely popular in Europe, especially
in the UK.
A google search will reveal innumerable sites out there dedicated to Su Doku.
I have developed an Excel based all in one Su Doku puzzle generator cum solver
cum helper application. You are welcome to download it from the link given
at the beginning of the page
- To save bandwidth, I have zipped up the file. Therefore you need Winzip
or a suitable zip extraction utility to unzip the file.
- Of course, you will need Micrsoft Excel in your computer. I developed
this in Excel 2000. I have tested it on Excel 97 and it works fine on
both. I believe it should work on later versions of Excel; however, I
am not sure if it works on earlier versions.
- You must enable macros in Excel. While opening the Sudoku application,
Excel will ask you whether to enable or disable the macros. Click on "Enable
Macros". If Excel does not ask you whether to enable macros and automatically
disables it on opening the file, it means your macro security setting
is set on "High". For changing your security setting, do the
a. From the Excel Menu, select "Tools >> Macro >>
b. Under the "Security Level" tab of the dialog box, select
c. Click on "OK",
d. Close the file, and then open it again. In the "Enable Macros"
dialog box that pops up, click on the button marked "Enable
This is a freeware. You're free to copy and distribute it as long as
you don't try to disturb the VBA coding that runs this application
This application is the first 'beta' version. So I would appreciate all
kinds of comments and feedback. Please email me through the form provided
in this website.
Copyright © 2001 Hari Kumar, All Rights Reserved
Date : 1 Sep 2001
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