Creating Word Drop Files

Before you start
There are two steps to follow before you create a Word Drop file.

Firstly, you need to load a text editor to save the HTML files which will be created.

Secondly, you must create a folder in which to store your files.
This folder, which can have any name you like, must be inside the "worddrop" folder.

There is already a "files" folder in the worddrop folder. Your folder will be beside it.
If you are creating a large number of files you may want to create several folders to hold your files.

Creating a file
1. Enter a title at the top of the form on the left. (This will be displayed as the heading to your text.)

2. Type in the text including the 'missing' words.

3. Put square brackets around the 'missing' words i.e. the words which are to be removed.

Example:     Mary had a [little] lamb.

4. When you have finished, press the  button. A short HTML file will be displayed.

5. Select all the text in the HTML file (by pressing Ctrl+A or by dragging the mouse over the text, or by using the Edit menu).

6. Copy the text to the clipboard (Ctrl+C or Copy option on the menu).

7. Paste the text into your text editor (Ctrl+V or Paste option on the menu).

8. Save the file from your text editor into the folder where you are storing the files. The filename must have an htm extension e.g. mystery.htm to ensure that it will run in your browser.

Languages other than English

To insert non-keyboard characters, press the button and follow the instructions.

Checking the file
Load the file into your browser to check that it works properly. If no images are displayed on the page, you have not saved the file in the correct folder.