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Thread: MasterCook Lesson 1 - Introduction

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    I don't have any affiliation with MasterCook or Sierra, however, I am a long time user of MasterCook. More importantly, I'm a geek -- I've actually read all of the User Guide, much of the online help, and anything else I could find on the subject. Much of what I am presenting is from those sources.
    I'm going to start very basic so we can include those who are not as comfortable with computers. I'm planning to break this up into small steps and will try to put out a new piece every couple of days. It will probably be a little while before we get to what most people are interested in, but I'd like to make sure everyone has a good foundation first.
    I am assuming you have MasterCook already installed and that you can open it. I am gearing this for version 6.0. Version 5 is very similar. I also have version 4 so I might be able to answer specific questions. I haven't worked with earlier versions or with Express.
    I'll monitor the threads and try to get back to any questions as soon as possible. I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to this, but I usually check in a couple times a day.

    Now on to something of interest --

    Each cookbook can hold up to 12,000 recipes, but remember the larger the cookbook the slower the search and sort times.
    To open a cookbook, click the word Cookbooks on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. The Cookbook Browser window appears.
    There are two ways to view the cookbooks: by Book or by Title. Click the Book tab to see thumbnails (small pictures) of the cookbooks or the Title tab to see the list of cookbooks by title. Double clicking on a cookbook in either view opens the recipe browser.

    The Cuisine, Ratings, and Category fields change based on the cookbook you’re working in. Click the down arrow and use the scroll bar to see the list of categories. Select a category and the list of recipes in the Recipe Browser will change.
    Cuisine includes specific types of cuisine like Thai, Mexican or Italian.

    Ratings are based on different information. For example, WW Points or Family Appeal. Recipes are not pre-rated since ratings are personal.

    The Sort By field sorts the list of recipes by title, alphabet, author, category, cuisine, source, ratings, preparation time and time from start to finish.

    The Cookbook field indicates which cookbook these recipes are located in.

    The recipe list can be viewed as a list of titles or with pictures. When you highlight a recipe the description from the recipe appears in the box under the list.
    You open a recipe by double clicking on the title or picture in the list.

    Hope this is enough to get you started. Topics will get more interesting as we move along.
    Abby

    SW: 285 (1/1/08)
    CW: 179

    "Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time."

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    Good Morning Mahjong,

    I think this is perfect! Thank you for your kind offer of help. I will eagerly await your next lesson. Anytime will be great. I know how busy life can be.

    Hugs,
    [img]graemlins/bcbsalute.gif[/img] Dawna
    "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone". - Bill Cosby

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Abby

    SW: 285 (1/1/08)
    CW: 179

    "Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time."

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    THank you so much!! I can't wait for this thing, Master Cook, to start working with me and not against me. I will be back to look for lesson 2. Thanks again for taking the time!! - Kim

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    Mahjong: Thank you so much for taking the time. I, too, know how busy our schedules can get. I'm printing this out so I can try it and eagerly awaing #2. Thanks again. Maybe this will work after all. [img]graemlins/sobbing.gif[/img]
    JeanetteSki





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    Thanks, I have been hunting and pecking my way through it . But your info will be very helpful
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    "When we go back to the Old way of eating ,
    we go back to the Old weight...." Author Unknown
    Dawn
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    I now know how to put in a recipe and get the nutrition balue, but my next step is how to send the receipe to a friend. Waiting for insruxtions [img]graemlins/wave.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
    Your CA buddySharon/Parklady Life time: 7-24- 01 Lost 42.2 #**********************************"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." **********************************

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    Mahjong, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am sending these to my friend who has MC5 and can't figure out how to work it!
    (Momma25) Momma to five
    http://www.realfoodliving.com
    In remission from Acute Leukemia
    Diabetic, low GI and no FRANKENFOODS!
    218/in-between/125

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    Mahjong,

    This is great. I know I will need this help. I have been searching and searching for this software and finally found it on the Web. However, when I received it a couple of days ago, I notice it is Version 4. I believe I have located another source where I can order Version 6. Do you suggest that I replace V4 with V6? Thanks so much for your advice.

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    Getting healthy is hard but NOT impossible!!!

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    "When we go back to the Old way of eating ,
    we go back to the Old weight...." Author Unknown
    Dawn
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    Maureen
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    Made Lifetime 3/9/05

    Getting healthy is hard but NOT impossible!!!

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    Bumping for everyone
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    "When we go back to the Old way of eating ,
    we go back to the Old weight...." Author Unknown
    Dawn
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    Bumping up for new Mastercook users

    :bcbsalute

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    Bumping up for new forum
    (Momma25) Momma to five
    http://www.realfoodliving.com
    In remission from Acute Leukemia
    Diabetic, low GI and no FRANKENFOODS!
    218/in-between/125

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