Printable Word Searches

Printable Word Searches

Printable Word Searches

Printable Word Searches will allow you to select from a list of word search puzzles to print or copy absolutely free with no files or templates to download. All you need is a printer and paper. The printable word searches are designed for the standard paper size of 8-1/2 inches x 11 inches. Just choose a level of difficulty below to proceed to a word search puzzle list of that level. Then click any of the word search links to bring up the puzzle and solution on a printable page. Simply print your word searches from there.

For more information, please see How It Works below.

For details on printing your printable word searches, please see Printing Tips below.



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Choose a level of difficulty below


Easy Word Searches

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How It Works

The free printables that we offer on this site are printable word searches with three levels of difficulty from which to choose. Simply choose the level of difficulty then click any word search link and a new box or tab will open containing a puzzle and the solution on a printable page. You can choose to either print the puzzle on your printer or copy the puzzle to a file on your computer for future use. For help with printing your printable word searches, see "Printing Tips" below.



Printing Tips

When you click a printable word searches link, a new box or tab will open and this new area will contain the puzzle. At this point, you can use your browser to print the puzzle. The first thing you will want to do is go to "Print Preview." To do this either choose "File" on your browser menu or right click your mouse, then select "Print Preview." Microsoft Internet Explorer is the recommended browser to use. Other browsers should work although the printing procedure may be slightly different.

If the view of your page in "Print Preview" is showing the page numbers, file name, date or any other information other than your word puzzle, you will need to turn off the headers and footers. If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7, there should be an icon in the "Print Preview" area which turns the headers and footers off and on. You will want them off to print your word searches. If you have an older version of Internet Explorer, you will need to go to "Page Setup." In the "Page Setup" area, you need to find the two lines for the headers and footers. These lines will probably contain some random looking letters and symbols which is the coding that states what information is shown on the header and footer. You will need to delete all of the information in these two lines. These two lines must be deleted to remove the header and footer information from your printout.

TIP: You may want to write this information down before you
delete it. Then if you ever want to print something with the
default header and footer you can just type the letters and
symbols back into the lines you deleted.

While you are in "Page Setup" and/or "Print Preview" you need to make sure that the sheet orientation is in the proper mode, either "Landscape" or "Portrait". This orientation setting may vary depending on the word search or any other free printables item that you are printing. The word search puzzles are designed for the "Portrait" setting. This is very important for the puzzle to print properly. Also, check to see that your margins are set to .75 or 3/4". There also may be a setting called "Print Size" or "Change Print Size" which may need to be set at 100%, not "shrink to fit" or anything else. You can adjust this setting lower than 100% if your puzzle is getting cut off on the edges or you can use "shrink to fit". You may need to alter some of these settings decribed above, depending on which browser you are using.

TIP: Most printers have no problem printing everything
using a 3/4" margin, however, it is recommended
to print a test sheet and proofread it carefully.

If your printable word searches still will not print in the proper location on the sheet, you can experiment with the margin settings in "Page Setup" to move the image around. For example, if you increase the top margin, the image will move closer to the bottom. Also, you may be able to adjust the "Print Size" setting to improve your print. Just make sure that you do not cut off any of your puzzle.

You can also choose to copy your word searches for future use or to use in another program. Simply click your right mouse button on the puzzle graphic while on the printable page and select "save picture as" to save the file on your computer.

If you still need additional instructions, please see "Contact Us" below


Contact Us

If you should have any questions or comments regarding any of our Free Printables, please don't hesitate to e-mail us at info at free-printables dot net.



Q: Can I use a black and white printer for my printable word searches?

A: Yes. You can use either a black or color laser printer or an inkjet printer. The best results will depend on the quality of the printer.


Q: Are there any limitations on the use of the content on this web site?

A: Yes. Please see our Terms of Use.


Q: Are there any costs involved in creating my printable word searches?

A: The only costs will be for your paper and printer ink and/or toner. We do not charge anything. This site was created for you to create free printable word searches.


Q: Do you have any other Web sites that offer free printables?

A: Yes. We are currently working on a whole line of free printables sites. Click the "More Printables" link at the top of this page for information on our other free printables sites.

Please feel free to ask us any question regarding your printable word searches.
We will assist you any way that we can. Just e-mail us at info at free-printables dot net.



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