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Author:  paulv66  [ Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Using 'bold'

If I'm doing larger puzzles (9x9 upwards), I generally bold the cells that I am sure of. If I get stuck and have to do scenario testing, I generally don't bold the new entries (so that I can use delete all non bolded if I get stuck), but sometimes I will go back and bold them if it looks fairly certain I'm on the right track.

For smaller puzzles, I generally don't use bold unless I get really stuck and then I will often start from scratch and bold cells as I go along.

I was just wondering what other people do.

Author:  jpoos  [ Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Using 'bold'

I simply save the puzzle before I start scenario testing

Author:  rafaelhoukes  [ Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Using 'bold'

I also save my puzzles before I guess. Then I use bold to mark my guess, as I don't want to forget which numbre I guessed.

Author:  paulv66  [ Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Using 'bold'

rafaelhoukes wrote:
I also save my puzzles before I guess. Then I use bold to mark my guess, as I don't want to forget which numbre I guessed.


That's an excellent idea! I always save before guessing, but sometimes I forget what number I guessed if it takes a long time before I run into a dead end.

One other time that I use bold selectively is in puzzles with zero. Sometimes I just bold the zeros.

Author:  beaker  [ Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Using 'bold'

With the puzzles with zero, always bold the zero's and I try to figure them out 1st if possible.
I never use the pencil mode only the bold mode in any of my trial and error strategies.

Author:  marblevolcano  [ Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Using 'bold'

I do exactly the opposite, actually :-)
When I am sure of something, I just write it in, but when scenario testing, I bold the first number of the scenario so if it turns out wrong, I just backspace until I reach that point, or I highlight everything in the scenario. I think it works better because it helps you focus on what you are trying to do rather than what you have already done.

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