Fun With Words Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Fun With Words List?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the words in the Col1 column. Enter as many as you wish.
  • Label your list by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the link to view and/or print your words.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren't some characters showing up?

  • Some characters don't have a corresponding Fun With Words image. In those cases the character won't show up or will be substituted with a blank.
  • Lowercase letters are converted to uppercase letters.
  • Most accented characters will be substituted for non-accented versions.
  • Here are the font sets:
    • Nature: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789,.!?
    • Keyboard: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789,.
    • Lego: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789,.!?:+-=
    • License Plates: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
    • 3D: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789,.!?:+-=

How can I get everything to print the way I want it?

  • For best results, adjust the Layout (portrait / landscape) and Scale settings in your browser's print menu before you print.
  • You may also want to make sure that Background graphics are set to print:

How does License Plates work?

  • License plate text is limited to 8 characters.
  • Unless otherwise specified, license plate colors are generated randomly.
  • You can customize license plate colors as well as add text above and below the main text of the plate by using the extra columns in the spreadsheet:
    • Col1 = main text
    • Col2 = font color
    • Col3 = background color
    • Col4 = text at the top of the plate
    • Col5 = text at the bottom of the plate
  • Here is an example of all 50 U.S. states and here is the template.
  • You can use HTML color codes or names to specify colors.

How can I save images of my words?

How can I customize Fun With Words by using my own images?

  • Sorry, no.

Why does the template have multiple columns?

  • Columns 2-5 are used to customize License Plates.