I always feel that having a pet project would make learning easier as the project forces us to dig for items that help to solve some problems at hand.

- I. Recently, a childhood classmate of mine told me he is playing Sudoku games everyday.

- I.1. I am now wondering whether I could use the OpenOffice to make some sort of [Sudoku solver] that can at least solve some easy to medium Sudoku games?

- I.1.1. Any suggestions from anyone as to what application to use: writer, calc, base, or impress?

I.1.2.What do I need to learn to start the project going?

Since then I had gone through some websites and their attached codes. However, as the codes were written in C, and the explanation done in non-English, I was unable to comprehend what is being done.

One idea did catch my attention: that of back-tracking when the application gets stuck.

I have yet to figure out how to do this back-tracking in codes.

Any further examples in back-tracking explained in English would be much appreciated.

From Ziz46's suggested site, I have downloaded Sudoku 0.5.5 extension and installed the extension, only to realise that I don't even what an extension is, and how to use the extension manager.

Zizi46 suggested a couple of sites to start me off.

https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/sudoku

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... =5&t=89193

My search in the OO Basic forum yielded the following sites:

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p420482

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p420432

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p420291

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p420285

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p420253

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p184040

https://extensions.openoffice.org/project/sudoku1

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p146120

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p146116

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... ku#p146104