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    Default FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    A great site- http://mc6help.tripod.com/


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    A Word of Thanks

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    I really appreciate the help I received from the MasterCook Development
    Team. They have very patiently answered my many questions.

    * Thank you members of Mastercook@lists.sierra.com (now discontinued) and
    the Sierra Cooking/MasterCook Message Board. We all benefit from your tips
    and discoveries included in this cookbook.

    * Thank you Sierra for this awesome program.
    * Thank you ValuSoft for picking up where SierraHome left off and
    continuing to improve this awesome title.

    NOTE: Please feel free to share this cookbook (as the MC2 file or exported
    as a TXT file) with others but do not edit the cookbook first. You may
    edit this cookbook for your own personal use. However, share the entire
    cookbook as you received it from my web site at http://mc6help.tripod.com/

    This cookbook was last updated on February 3, 2004.

    Pam Erickson
    Volunteer Sierra Moderator
    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?224@@baf2b@

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    Cookbook Covers - Changing Them

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    1. In the Cookbook Browser window (where you can view all your cookbooks)
    right click on a cookbook you want to change the cover on.
    2. Choose Customize from the menu.
    3. Click on the Cover tab.
    4. Click on the Browse button. On the drop down menu under "Files of Type"
    select Portable Network Graphics (*.png).
    5. Browse the SierraHome CD that came with the program (CD#1 if it's a
    2-CD set). Open the Covers folder. Select one.

    The covers that came with the SierraHome v5.x/v6.x programs are 72 by 98
    pixels. MasterCook will tile, center or distort cover art to fit the
    space.

    You can preview these files with My Computer if you already have a program
    that can read .png files -- a program like Paint Shop Pro. If My Computer
    does not show you a thumbnail preview, then you might be able to update
    your graphics software. You may want to obtain a graphics viewer that can
    handle them. Once added, Windows "My Computer" will preview .png files.

    Another option would be to extend Windows' Quick View (one of the
    utilities included with Windows 95/98). See this add-in from PC Magazine:

    PC Magazine's ImgView Enhance the Windows 95/98 Quick View facility by
    adding viewers for seven additional graphics formats: .gif, .jpeg, Kodak
    PhotoCD, .pcx, .png, .targa, and .tiff. First Published December 3, 1996
    in PC Magazine. Download from zdnet: PC Magazine's ImgView
    <http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/te....html?fcode=00
    OFK&b=>

    Windows XP has its own built-in thumbnail viewer.

    Q: I used to be able to save as a *.jpg from Paint. I just reformatted my
    hard drive at home and I don't have that option anymore. How I can get it
    back?

    A: All I did was open a *.gif and *.jpg in Paint and I now have those
    options when I select SAVE AS.


    You can use pictures of books or magazines or your children, trimmed to
    fit. MasterCook accepts three formats: .bmp, .jpg and .png.

    I went to the Cooking Light web site <http://www.cookinglight.com/> and
    found a photo of the cover of their current issue. To save it, move the
    mouse over the image, right click on it, and then select "save image as"
    and tell it where to save it and give it a name. I have a folder called
    "graphics & photos" on my C drive that I save things like this in. Then go
    to your cookbooks in MasterCook. Right click on the cookbook that you want
    to use the image for and choose Customize from the menu. Choose the Cover
    tab. Choose Browse and direct the program to find the graphic you have
    just saved -- under whatever folder you saved it under and it's name. Then
    choose Apply and then Done and voila! -- a new cookbook cover! Since the
    magazine covers change each month, you could use a new cover every month
    if you want to. I have done this for Bon Appetit, Cooking Light,
    Vegetarian Times, Veggie Life, and Southern Living. I have cookbooks set
    up for each of these individual magazines, and now they have the magazine
    covers on them!

    You can find lots of covers at this web site below. If you can't find it
    in the cooking section, just type the name of the magazine into the search
    box and it will take you there. (You can also find cookbook covers at
    on-line bookstores.) NBAF: Magazine Subscriptions
    <http://nbaf.com/index.html>

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    Cookbook Covers - Creating Photo-Album Looking Covers

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    Here's one way to build a picture to get that photo-album look. It uses
    MS-Paint. Of course, if you have a program that lets you build a picture
    with layers (adobe), you will get better looking effects than we can with
    paint. But it works pretty well.

    The goal is to have two files, both bmp, both the same size.

    One image is mostly white and has the binding and can be pasted onto the
    other image. The white will disappear (be transparent) and the grays of
    the binding won't.

    The Binding Art - whcover.bmp -- I edited one of the mostly white covers
    (My Cookbook, or bloodymary2 that come on the SierraHome v5.x/v6.0 CDs)
    1. Convert a cover.png file - save as whcover.bmp
    2. Edit whcover.bmp with MS-Paint. Erase the face of the book. Keep in
    mind that all white will paste transparent - disappear and all grays
    won't.
    3. Save whcover.bmp (you may want to protect this file by changing its
    attribute to read only.)

    Magazine/Book Cover:
    1. Rescale and/or resize coverart: 72 x 97 pixels. (one pixel more or less
    on one of these dimensions won't matter enough to distort things.)
    2. Save as bmp image.

    Edit the mag/book cover bmp with MS-Paint.
    1. Select All from the Edit Menu.
    2. Click "paste transparent".
    3. Select "paste from..." from the Edit Menu.
    4. Select whcover.bmp.
    5. Say yes and adjust sizes to fit (overlap).
    6. That's it. Watch what name MS-Paint wants to use when you save...

    The transparency isn't perfect but at that scale it's alright!

    Tip - The picture may look better if you change the foreground color to
    dark gray.

    Why it works: the background color on the palette bar is white. The two
    pictures are about the same size.

    Another Tip: The transparent paste is the lower of the two paste pictures
    on the tool bar, under the oval and the round-corner box.

    Note: The cover art must be *.png *.jpg or *.bmp.

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    Cookbook Covers - Ultimate Paint (Free Painting Program)

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    On the topic of making your own covers and graphics for cookbooks, I
    thought I'd pass on the URL for a free painting program that has a bit
    more than the Paint program that comes with Windows. This is a program
    that is closer to the big ones like Photoshop than it is to MS-Paint.

    Just surf over to Ultimate Paint Homepage
    <http://www.ultimatepaint.com/index.html> and scroll down near the bottom
    for the free version. The latest version is shareware, but the earlier
    version is being given away! The program also supports the PNG format.

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    Cookbook Covers - Using Paint Shop Pro

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    I made the cover using PSP (Paint Shop Pro) starting out with a white
    72x97 background and added the gray lines. I selected all and copied.

    Next I selected the picture I wanted to use for the cover and resized it
    to 72x97. I then selected edit>paste>as transparent selection and lined up
    the to pictures. While the gray was still selected I added a drop shadow
    vertical=1, horizontal=-1, opacity=100, and blur=3.3 This worked great!
    Adding the drop shadow gives it the needed dimensions.

    Here's another way....

    1. Crop an image to the approximate size of 72 x 97 pixels.

    2. Using Paint Shop Pro open the image.

    3. Select DUPLICATE from the Windows menu to open a duplicate copy of the
    file. Close your original file to preserve it. (You may wish to use the
    View menu to ZOOM IN by 5 to make things easier to work with.)

    4. Choose SELECT ALL from the Selections menu.

    5. From the Effects menu choose 3D EFFECTS > OUTER BEVEL and apply the
    default settings. Increase the SMOOTHNESS to 20. Click on OK to return to
    the main screen.

    6. Choose SELECT NONE from the Selection menu.

    7. Click on the SELECTION cursor (using the rectangle type) and select
    about 10 pixels wide starting along the left edge and extending from the
    top to the bottom of the image. (Your selection should be 10 x 97 pixels,
    along the left edge.)

    8. From the Effects menu choose TEXTURE EFFECTS > BLINDS. Adjust the
    default settings by removing the checkmark from HORIZONTAL; change the
    WIDTH to 11; change the opacity to 70; click OK.

    9. Save your image as a JPG file and insert it as a cover.

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    Cookbooks - Adding a Cookbook to Your Collection

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    Q: Does anyone have a trick on how best to include a friend's cookbook so
    that it appears on the cookbook list (Cookbook Browser screen)?

    A: When I get a cookbook and picture file from someone, I use Windows
    Explorer and copy the files to the 'My Collection' folder. While in the
    Cookbook Browser screen (where my list of cookbooks are shown), I press
    the F5 key on my keyboard. It will refresh the list of cookbooks showing
    the cookbook I just copied to the 'My Collection' folder.

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    Cookbooks - Backing up Cookbooks on CD

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    CD-R's and CD-RW's are kind of tricky. They are not as straightforward as
    a ZIP drive, etc. Usually these files become read-only when they are on
    the CD. This makes it impossible to make any changes to the cookbook. If
    you don't plan on editing the cookbooks then it won't be a problem.

    If you are going to be accessing a cookbook from the CD, create a
    collection folder on the CD and then copy your cookbooks into that
    collection folder, instead of the My Collection folder on your hard drive.
    Then all you need to do is register that collection with MasterCook. Do
    this by choosing Manage Collections from the Tools menu. Direct it to your
    collection folder on your CD and select the Add button.

    Beware though, if you refresh your files (select Refresh File List from
    the Tools menu) when the CD isn't in the drive, the cookbooks will
    disappear from the Cookbook Browser. See the Sierra README.TXT file for
    more info on this.

    When I bought our CD-RW, I was a little surprised to find out that I could
    not use it as easily and as completely as I could the ZIP drive. The ZIP
    drive is just like other media (like a micro disk or hard disk) that lets
    us read, write, open, edit, etc. file contents.

    When we copy a file to a ZIP disk the file's attributes are not changed.
    When we copy a file to a CD, the attribute can be changed to read only --
    protecting it as a back-up that needs special handling when we want to
    overwrite the file with an updated version. Remember to reset the file to
    "archive" when copying it back to the hard drive for MasterCook to
    read/edit.

    As with any software you use, be sure your CD-writing software has been
    patched up to the latest version. You don't want to find that buggy
    software has messed up your backup copies.

    Important Note: Several people have reported trouble restoring cookbooks
    after using packet-writing software to save their cookbook files on CD.
    The instructions for packet-writing software describe it as allowing you
    to use your CD-RW like "a giant floppy" to copy files using drag and drop,
    rewrite saved files, etc. Frequently, you'll have a link to it from your
    right-click Send To menu. Some common names of packet-writing software
    are: InCD, ABCD, DirectCD

    Because of these problems, we recommend that, at a minimum, you test any
    backup copies of MasterCook files you make with this type of software to
    be sure it is working properly. Make sure that the cookbook files open and
    are readable within MC. Check several cookbooks, and/or test several
    different "burns" to be sure.

    Safer still would be to use regular burning software, rather than the
    packet-writing. Ordinarily, you receive this software with your purchase
    of a CD-RW drive as well as the packet-writing software, but it will have
    a different name and be a separate stand-alone program. You'll need to
    start it up just as you would any program from your Start > Programs menu.
    Some common names are: Nero, Easy CD Creator, CDExtreme. Check your own
    documentation.

    For detailed info and answers to lots of common questions on CD recording,
    see http://www.cdrfaq.org/

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    Cookbooks - Check the Health of Your Cookbooks

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    One quick and easy way to determine whether or not you have a corrupt
    cookbook is by performing a general, keyword search. Perform the search on
    ALL your cookbooks (i.e. search for "asparagus" in all your books). If the
    program hangs on a cookbook during the search, chances are that book is
    corrupt. Note the name of the book the search screen says it is currently
    searching through. (Hopefully you have a back-up copy of this book, but it
    is in good health!)

    1. After the program closes and while using Windows Explorer, remove that
    book from the collection folder. Move it to another location on your
    computer, out of a collection folder.

    2. Deleted the MC World.mcw file which is found inside the MC Tools
    folder. (MasterCook will rebuild this file on the next launch. This makes
    MasterCook reinventory its collection folders and note any changes that
    happened behind its back (see step #1 above).

    3. Relaunch the program.

    4. Perform another search. If all goes well, your cookbooks are all in
    good health. Now would be an excellent time to back up your files.

    When things go wrong....

    Some of you are aware of the preferences setting inside the GENERAL tab
    labeled: RESTORE PREVIOUS VIEW UPON START-UP. This is great because it
    makes MasterCook remember where you were the previous time you used the
    program. When you restart the program, it will take you to the screen you
    were last viewing. I really like this setting; it's one of my favorites!

    However, this is a problem if that last screen was on a cookbook that is
    now corrupt. The program will launch and will have problems recreating
    that screen. You may see error messages and the program will fail to
    launch. *UGH* Fear not! There's an easy way to get around this issue. Hold
    down the SHIFT key on your keyboard while you launch the program. (You may
    have to double click even if you have your Windows settings to open files
    on single click.) This makes MasterCook IGNORE that 'restore previous
    view' and it will instead load the CONTENTS screen. Now you are ready to
    go to Search and find the problem child cookbook and get rid of it -- see
    the first paragraph above.

    Do you have a cookbook that won't open or crashes the program when you try
    to open it? Is it a favorite, irreplaceable cookbook (NOT one that you
    could easily recreate -- recipes collected from e-mail lists, etc.)? Post
    a message on the message boards:

    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ee741bb

    and the moderators will try to assist you. It would also be helpful if you
    could give an estimated number of recipes that are inside the cookbook and
    the size of the cookbook file. The only things that will be recovered from
    the cookbook are just the recipes. Categories, cuisines, and other
    classifications will be lost. It is very important to keep your files
    backed up regularly! The recovery depends on how badly the file is
    corrupted.

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    Cookbooks - Creating a Cookbook to Use as a Template

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    Creating a template cookbook is a great way to ensure that your preferred
    settings and the categories you use most often are transferred to each new
    cookbook you create.

    1. Create a new cookbook by selecting New Cookbook from the File menu.
    Name it My Template, or whatever title will make sense to you.

    2. Add your preferred categories, ratings and cuisines. You can add
    categories by copying recipes from other cookbooks into your template.
    (Click on the recipe and select Copy Selected Recipes from the Edit
    menu. Return to your template cookbook and select Paste Recipes from the
    Edit menu.) Delete the recipes you have copied. The categories will remain
    assigned to your template cookbook. Be sure to click No when prompted to
    delete the empty categories.

    3. Set your preferred font colors and sizes, etc. by selecting Customize
    Cookbook from the Tools menu. You've now set how recipes will appear in
    the Recipe Display view.

    4. Do not add any recipes to your template cookbook. When you want to
    create a new cookbook, simply highlight the template cookbook and select
    Save Cookbook As from the File menu. (Do not choose New Cookbook from
    the File menu as you may have done in the past.) The settings you
    specified in your template cookbook will now be copied to each new
    cookbook you create.

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    Cookbooks - Importing Categories, Ratings and Cuisines

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    Q: Is it possible to import a set of categories, ratings and cuisines from
    one of the packaged cookbooks into "My Cookbook?"

    A: Here is what I do:

    1. Pick a recipe from a cookbook that has the categories, ratings and
    cuisines that I want.
    2. While in the Recipe Edit view and using the Categories tab I put
    checkmarks in the categories I want to bring over.
    3. Give the recipe a new name ('categories' or whatever you prefer) and
    save it.
    4. Copy the 'categories' recipe and paste it into your cookbook.
    5. Now you can delete the recipe but don't let it delete the empty
    categories when prompted.

    This will give you all the ratings, categories and cuisines from the
    cookbook the recipe came from.

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    Cookbooks - Limiting Cookbooks to View/Search

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    Q: I'm trying to limit the number of cookbooks I see when I open
    MasterCook. My goal is to see only the cookbooks in the "my collection"
    folder. This way, I need not scroll through all the Betty Crocker
    cookbooks that came with the software. (I don't want to give up the B.C.
    cookbooks though!) My work around solution has been to put letter "A" and
    "AA" in front of my most frequently used books so they are at the top of
    the list.

    Is there a way to accomplish this without banishing the B.C. books to some
    far away corner of my hard disk? I want to be able to view them without a
    lot of trouble. Also, when I search for a recipe, I want to search only
    within "my collection" unless I tell it otherwise.

    A: The easiest way to hide cookbooks would be to keep them in a particular
    collection and 'Remove' the collection (see Manage Collections). This
    makes MasterCook 'forget' about the collection and its contents. Of
    course, it does NOT delete the folder or its contents. It has the added
    benefit over moving files around of decreasing the likelihood of
    accidentally stomping on a newer book with an older version or breaking
    embedded recipe links.

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    Cookbooks - Managing Collections

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    Q: I've been trying to rename the "My Collection" folder. When I am in the
    Manage Collections window and highlight the "My Collection" folder the
    "Rename" button stays subdued. Is it possible to change the name of this
    collection?

    A: "My Collection" is reserved by the program and cannot be edited. You
    could create a new collection and move your cookbooks to it.

    Q: When in the Manage Collections window, where/how do I add the new
    Collection that I want to create? I've tried highlighting the various
    folders but the Add button remains subdued. I did manage to add one under
    the MC Tools folder but it doesn't show up on the cookbooks screen list
    and now I can't get it to delete back out of that folder. Please help!

    A: To remove your existing folder from the MC Tools folder, you will need
    to use Windows Explorer or My Computer while MasterCook is not operating.
    Just click on the folders until the contents of the MC Tools folder are in
    the right-hand side of the screen (If you are using the most current
    version of MasterCook (ValuSoft v6.2) you would click on C:\Program Files,
    then MasterCook, then MC Tools). Select the collection folder name you
    want to remove, right click it, and choose Delete from the right-click
    menu. When you start MasterCook again, from the cookbook browser window
    hit the F5 key on your keyboard to refresh your file list.

    Now to add your new collection! From the cookbook browser window (where
    the names of your cookbook are listed), click on Tools>Manage Collections.
    A window will open that looks much like the Windows Explorer window. You
    will see the folder "Program Files" and under it will be the folder
    "MasterCook." Click on the plus sign to open up the MasterCook folder, and
    highlight it ("MasterCook"), if it is not already highlighted.

    Now look at the box at the bottom of that window. It should say
    "C:\Program Files\MasterCook" (the "C" may be a different letter for you
    if you have installed in a different drive). Click in the box and add the
    name of your new collection directly after the pre-typed info. Then click
    "Add." Another window should open stating that the specified folder does
    not exist and asking if you want to create it -- click "Yes." You should
    see the name of your folder added to the list of folders. Then click
    "Done."

    You must add or transfer some cookbooks to your new collection before it
    will show up in the cookbook browser window when you choose to sort by
    collection. You can transfer existing cookbooks to your new collection by
    highlighting a cookbook name and using the Tools>Change Collection menu.

    Another option would be to create a collection folder using Windows
    Explorer or My Computer. Then use the Manage Collections window to select
    and Add the collection you created outside the program.

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    Cookbooks - Naming Cookbooks

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    If you want certain cookbooks to appear at the beginning of your Cookbook
    Browser, here is something you can do.

    I start it with 1 - I have "1 Temp," "2 Temp," etc. Also if I want a book
    to be at the end of the list, I start it with Z. A file name can contain
    up to 255 characters, including spaces. It cannot contain the following
    characters: \ / : * ? " < > |

    Your filenames can be made up of letters, numbers, dashes (-), underscores
    (_), and dots (.). Any other character may cause problems.

    In general, file and directory names should be composed only of letters of
    the alphabet, digits, dots and underscores. Be aware that Unix prohibits
    the use of special characters, such as a dot, to begin the filename.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Cookbooks - Picture Compression Tool (Version 7.0 Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Cookbooks

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    The Picture Compression Tool is a new addition to MasterCook
    functionality. Using it, we can dramatically reduce the size of the
    picture files (*.mcx) of our own cookbooks.

    The default settings will give you excellent picture quality and dramatic
    file compression. The default settings are:

    "LEAD CMP" compression type
    "Quality and Size equally important" compression factor

    The best way to test different settings is to use the same compression
    option (such as JPG) but change the QFactor from one extreme to the other
    to notice the difference in quality.

    You could compare the results for settings you think might work for you by
    making identical test cookbooks, but use different compression settings on
    each. Then open another window of MC and view the same recipe pictures
    side by side.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Cookbooks - Purchasing More Cooking Light Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Cookbooks

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Where can I purchase more Cooking Light recipes/cookbooks?

    A: Recently Cooking Light has started offering MasterCook EXported
    cookbooks at their web site. See their page here:
    http://www.cookinglight.com/cooking/...dex/index.html

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Cookbooks - Saving on Another Drive

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Cookbooks

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How do I save my cookbooks on another drive?

    A: The way I have been using alternate drives is to add a new collection
    name using MS Explorer then go to Tools>Manage Collections and add it. You
    can then add cookbooks to the new collection and it can reside on any
    valid drive.

    You can also use the Manage Collections to add a collection to any valid
    drive.

    If a registered collection is located on a CD and that CD is not in the
    CD-ROM drive. MasterCook will treat items in this collection as if they
    were deleted (see the following paragraph). However, if the CD is inserted
    into the CD-ROM drive, selecting "Refresh File List" from the "Tools" menu
    (or hitting F5 on the keyboard) will restore the display of the items in
    the collection.

    If, outside of MasterCook, a cookbook, menu, etc. (or an entire collection
    folder) was deleted. Normally, MasterCook will remove externally deleted
    items from display as they are activated (e.g., double click), however,
    selecting "Refresh File List" from the "Tools" menu (or hitting F5 on the
    keyboard) will remove all deleted items from display at once.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Cookbooks - Viewing Cookbooks on Other MasterCook CDs w/o Installing Them

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Cookbooks

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I have MasterCook Cooking Light 5.01 installed. I also have a CD with
    MasterCook Deluxe 5.0. While in MasterCook Cooking Light 5.01, I inserted
    the MasterCook Deluxe CD to see where I can find the cookbook collection
    on it, but did not recognize any of the folders. I want to SEE what the
    recipes are, if they are all high calorie and fat, I won't want to
    download them even if I find them. I would just like to view them, without
    having to install MasterCook Deluxe as well. Any suggestions?

    A: When you are in MasterCook and in the Cookbook Browser screen select
    Open from the File Menu and select your CD-ROM drive. After that, look for
    a folder called SYSTEM and double click on that. After this there will be
    a folder called COOKBOOKS and just double click on this. You should then
    see all the cookbooks available in the Deluxe edition and then be able to
    evaluate them for what you describe.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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    Mar 2001
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    In my own little world, Canada
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    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Editing Recipes for Import

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Editing Recipes for Import:
    Using the "4-field 5@" Format
    ------------------------------
    BY: Pat Hanneman 02/21/2000(Mon)
    http://home.earthlink.net/~kitpath/sierra/genericMC.txt


    Examples are good teachers so below are several recipes to
    import. Mc 2 thru 6 will accept this format.

    By "Generic," Sierra MasterCook is talking about a way of
    arranging the major parts of a recipe. This format is
    used when we want to import recipes from a plain text file.

    The importer looks for four blocks. Each block
    must be in the following sequence:

    title

    notes

    ingredient

    directions

    [exception noted: Some of you have already found out that how we import
    recipes depends on the format. The tips below HELP MC import 5@
    formatted recipes FROM A FILE. ]

    IMPORTANT: The blocks must be set off from each other
    by a totally blank line; an empty line; no space.

    IMPORTANT: SPACE? Each section must be flush left -- that means no
    indentations in the ingredient rows. Also trim spaces from the
    ingredients: that means only one space separately words and numbers.

    IMPORTANT: Each recipe is set off with a line
    of 5 "@" signs (see the examples)

    (Incidentally, the note block is optional. If you don't have one,
    jump to the ingredients block - leaving only one blank line
    in between the title and the first ingredient.)

    The ingredient block starts with one of the following: a
    NUMBER; a unit in it's list; an ingredient in it's list

    TIP: I've had more recipes fail to import because the first line
    of the ingredient list didn't meet expectations.

    Another assumption favors simple lists of ingredients.
    Ingredient names don't have commas. We are expected to
    say "1/2 cup sliced carrots" not "1/2 cup carrots, sliced."
    Preparations can have more than one comma.

    If the preparation field is long and there is a number, mc
    assumes it starts a new ingredient.

    This leads me to the last assumption: the number of
    characters in a field. Even though MC5 allows longer
    fields, the engine that controls the Generic import
    doesn't. Here are the numbers:

    Title: 59
    NOTES : 998 as one continuous "line"
    Ingredient: 42
    Preparation: 22

    DELIMITER: MC needs to know where a recipe begins. The
    string of 5 symbols (the at sign or @) is used on a line
    all by itself. The title must be on the next line.

    Here then are some sample recipes to import. Each varies
    slightly - and the variation deals with the note field.
    Other than that, the recipe does what is expected.

    These examples are meant to be imported from this file.
    If you import them into a new cookbook, they will be
    easy to locate and study.


    ODDITY: There is no end of recipe marker unless you have
    Version 4 for the Mac. It uses a series of 5 underscores
    on a line all by itself with a blank line fore and aft.


    ---------------------Examples----------------------

    @@@@@
    The Farm's Warm Artichoke and Spinach Salad

    Benjamin Ford is the son of actor, Harrison Ford

    --Warm Citrus Vinaigrette:
    2 tbsp. walnut oil
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 tbsp. minced flat-leaf parsley
    1 tbsp. lemon juice
    1 tbsp. orange juice
    1/2 tbsp. grated lemon zest
    1/2 tbsp. orange zest
    1/2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
    1/2 tsp. minced garlic
    1 1/4 cups chicken stock
    3 tbsp. unsalted butter
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    --ARTICHOKES:
    3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp. salt
    4 fresh artichoke hearts
    --TO ASSEMBLE:
    8 cups young spinach, cleaned
    4 tbsp. seasoned bread crumbs

    VINAIGRETTE: In a small bowl combine all ingredients except stock, butter,
    salt and pepper. In saucepan reduce chicken stock by half, then whisk in
    butter. Whisk stock into vinaigrette. Season to taste.

    ARTICHOKES: In a large saucepan bring one quart water, lemon juice and
    salt to a boil. Add artichoke hearts, cover, reduce heat and simmer 35-40
    minutes. Drain and quarter.

    TO ASSEMBLE: Toss spinach with vinaigrette, divide among four plates.
    Arrange artichoke heart on spinach. Spoon on remaining vinaigrette.
    Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Serve immediately.

    AUTHOR: By Benjamin Form, executive chef, "The Farm," restaurant in
    Beverly Hills.

    Source: Interview 1998 by KVIE - California Heartland Url:
    http://www.californiaheartland.org

    @@@@@
    Basic Vinaigrette with Tea
    Tea replaces some of the oil.

    1 clove garlic, peeled
    2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
    2 tbs. red wine vinegar or lemon juice
    2 tbs. strong brewed Earl Grey tea
    1 tsp Dijon mustard
    salt and pepper
    1 tbs. chopped fresh parsley

    Skewer the garlic clove onto the tines of a fork, and use it to vigoursly
    blend oil, vinegar or lemon juice, tea and mustard. Taste and season with
    salt and papper. Just before serving, stir in fresh herbs.

    Makes 1/3 cup. Each tablespoon has 45 calories, 5 grams of fat, 0 grams of
    fiber.

    Source: Eating Well Secrets of Low-Fat Cooking.
    @@@@@
    Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
    1 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 egg
    1/2 tsp. red food coloring
    1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

    In a large bowl, measure flour, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and
    egg. With mixer at low speed, beat ingredients until well blended.

    Set aside half of the dough. With the other half of the dough, knead in
    red food coloring and peppermint extract until blended.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll one
    rounded teaspoonful of the plain dough with hands into a 4-inch long rope.
    Repeat, using same amount of red dough. Place the ropes side by side and
    gently twist together, pinch ends and seal. Curve one end of the twisted
    rope to form the handle of the candy cane. With a spatula, place cookie on
    ungreased large cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

    Bake cookies 10 minutes until lightly browned. With spatula, remove
    cookies and place on wire racks to cool. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
    75 calories per cookie.

    Recipe from Steve Albaugh from Fall River Valley.

    @@@@@
    Tip - Mint Ice Cubes

    **Text only**

    Place a clean whole fresh mint leave in each compartment of an ice cube
    tray. Fill each compartment half way. Freeze overnight or until solid.
    Serve as a special touch with ice tea or fruit spritzers.


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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - 112 or -113

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I keep getting an error -112 when trying to install this program. Can
    anyone help me?

    A: Although the following Sierra FAQ refers to error -113, it is always
    possible it might be relevant for you as well:

    [Start]
    Error -113 occurs during installation.

    System needs 32-bit drivers

    The computer system is loading real-mode drivers.

    Real mode drivers are drivers that are intended for use with DOS. They are
    16-bit drivers and work poorly with Windows 95 or 98. To see if the system
    is loading real-mode drivers:

    * Right click on the MY COMPUTER icon, choose PROPERTIES from the menu.

    * Click on the PERFORMANCE tab.

    * Under Performance Status, read the line called FILE SYSTEM

    * This line should read "32-BIT." If this line reads "Some drives are
    using MS-DOS compatibility mode" or "All drives are using MS-DOS
    compatibility mode," immediately contact the system or CD-ROM manufacturer
    to correct this system problem.

    * Once the computer system is loading 32-Bit drivers, the program should
    install without errors.
    [End]

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Black Boxes Instead of Buttons

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I am seeing black boxes instead of buttons in the program. How can I
    fix this?

    A: I, too, have seen these. It usually happens when I am using the Edit
    Print Design screen that is resource intensive. I rebooted my computer and
    tried using the program by itself, with nothing else running in the
    background, and they went away.

    Check your system resources and see how low they are. Right click on My
    Computer and choose Properties. See the Performance tab. When I start
    seeing these black boxes my system resources are always very low. Reboot
    your computer to reset them.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Cannot Hide Elements in a Print Design

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: The directions and "recipe picture" still appear in the Classic Design
    even though HIDE ALL has been selected. Reason: Recipe Picture and
    Directions are not listed on the HIDE tab. How can I fix this?

    A: The fields comprising one direction step need to be highlighted,
    'locked' together as group, and the group given the name 'Directions'.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Cannot Load Image

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Does this describe your situation? After a power outage or
    reboot/reset/reboot experience you start MasterCook and the splash screen
    starts but aborts and next you see a blank screen with the same message
    repeating:

    Cannot Load Image

    Next time you try, it does it again! Here's a fix. Restart your computer
    and leave MasterCook alone. While using Windows Explorer or My Computer go
    to the MC TOOLS folder and look for a file called MC WORLD.MCW and delete
    it. (MasterCook will recreate this file when it starts back up.)

    This should fix the problem. Start MasterCook and see. If not, the next
    step would be to uninstall/reinstall.

    About MCWORLD.MCW. This file is similar to MasterCook 4's rocache.
    MCWORLD.MCW is the main file where MasterCook stores all its file
    locations such as cookbooks, tips files, collections, menus, etc. This
    file can be corrupted with someone just abruptly turning off the power or
    not shutting down properly. If a user has any type of FILE NOT FOUND you
    can either delete this file or go to the Tools Menu and select Refresh
    File List (If you are able to get into the program).

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Corrupt Cookbooks

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Do you have a cookbook that won't open or crashes the program when you try
    to open it? Is it a favorite, irreplaceable cookbook (NOT one that you
    could easily recreate -- recipes collected from e-mail lists, etc.)? Post
    a message on the message boards:

    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ee741bb

    and the moderators will try to assist you. It would also be helpful if you
    could give an estimated number of recipes that are inside the cookbook and
    the size of the cookbook file. The only things that will be recovered from
    the cookbook are just the recipes. Categories, cuisines, and other
    classifications will be lost. It is very important to keep your files
    backed up regularly! The recovery depends on how badly the file is
    corrupted.

    We don't know all the reasons that cookbooks become corrupt, but here are
    a few things that are almost certain to cause corruption:

    Generally cookbooks go corrupt when your computer runs out of system
    resources, and you allow Windows to close the program. This prevents the
    program from closing properly and oftentimes destroys the files. Never let
    Windows close MasterCook for you. Cancel out of that Windows prompt and go
    shutdown MasterCook yourself. Thankfully Windows XP doesn't have the
    limited system resource problem that earlier versions of Windows have.
    Hooray!!

    If you are importing recipes into your cookbook and have a crash while
    doing that, that can corrupt the file as well. This is also a very good
    reason to be sure you are importing CLEAN recipes (those that are
    formatted correctly for MasterCook). Oftentimes email programs add/remove
    lines or cause word-wrap where it is not wanted. If you don't edit them
    with a text editor before you import them, you are asking for trouble. The
    program can freeze if you import "corrupt" text files, resulting in a
    corrupt cookbook. Always import into a temp. cookbook, and if that goes
    well copy them to a permanent cookbook. MasterCook expects recipes to be
    in a certain format when importing. If you are not careful about what you
    import, it can crash the program.

    If your computer crashes while working on a cookbook (you run out of
    system resources (copying LOTS of recipes and pasting them into a
    different cookbook, etc.) to the point that crashes your computer; another
    program crashes taking your entire system with it; your computer gets
    unplugged, etc.), that can corrupt the file as well.

    If you rename the *.mc2 file (cookbook file) outside the program (i.e.
    using Windows Explorer), that can cause problems as well. Only rename the
    file while inside the program. Select your cookbook and right click and
    choose CUSTOMIZE COOKBOOK from that pop-up menu. Rename the book there.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Corrupt Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I have corrupted ingredients in my ingredient file. When trying to
    delete them MasterCook crashes.

    A: If you ran a ScanDisk and had fragments, it could cause corruption like
    this. If you have a back-up copy of your MC Ingredients.ing file, then you
    will need to replace the one in your MC Tools folder on your computer.
    Just copy the MC Ingredients.ing file from the CD, replacing the one on
    your computer.

    After you have copied the file off the CD please sure make that you right
    click on the file you copied over and change the property from READ ONLY
    (indicated by a check mark). Having a read only ingredient list can cause
    a lot of problems within MasterCook.

    Apply this same changing READ ONLY properties to any file that you may
    copy off the CD.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Display Fonts Not Showing

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: When I try to change the font for Recipe Display some fonts are
    missing. Why?

    A: The first thought that comes to mind is that you may have too many
    fonts installed.

    As is known by many computer users who have experienced problems related
    to too many fonts or corrupted fonts, one of the first indicators of this
    problem is that some fonts 'disappear', in that the Windows registry no
    longer recognizes them as valid fonts.

    When a software application looks for a specific font in the
    \Windows\Fonts folder and can't find the correct font, the application
    will select a substitute font. If the application is forced to substitute
    a font, it is logical to assume that the text in certain text boxes may
    not be formatted correctly.

    Following is the text of a message from Technical Support that describes
    how to correct this problem:

    [Start] This text problem occurs when the \WINDOWS\FONTS folder has
    reached its limit, causing fonts to disappear from the system or to become
    corrupt.

    The Windows Fonts folder has a registry limit.

    Detailed information on this subject is available at the end of this page.
    The registry can only store a finite number of characters for the titles
    of every installed FONT. When this character limitation is reached, no new
    FONTS may be added to the registry.

    To check the size and number of files in the FONTS folder:

    - Open MY COMPUTER, the C:\ drive, and the WINDOWS directory.

    - Right click on the FONTS folder in the WINDOWS directory and choose
    PROPERTIES.

    - Record the SIZE and number of FILES in the FONTS Properties window.

    - If the Font folder is larger than 18 MB in size or contains more than
    350-400 Fonts, the registry may have become corrupt.

    - Close the Properties windows and open the FONTS folder.

    - Highlight about 30 or more fonts and drag them to the Desktop.

    - Go to START, SHUTDOWN, and select "Restart" the computer.

    - After the computer restarts, try the program again.

    - If the fonts appear normally, the font folder is full. Follow the
    directions below to remove extra fonts.

    - If the fonts are still missing, the Registry has become corrupt. It will
    be necessary to remove excessive fonts from the system and to clean the
    registry. Follow the directions below for DELETING fonts.

    - To clean the registry, obtain a registry cleaning utility like
    REGCLEAN.EXE, which can be downloaded from http://www.shareware.com. Be
    sure to read the instructions that accompany this utility, as Sierra
    cannot be responsible for any adverse effects of a registry cleaning
    utility. For more assistance, contact the computer manufacturer or
    Microsoft.

    - Drag the fonts on the desktop back into the C:\WINDOWS\FONTS folder.

    To DELETE FONTS from the system:

    A good range of fonts to have on a system is 150 to 300 fonts. The font
    folder probably can hold more fonts, but if future products are installed,
    the registry may become full again.

    To delete excessive fonts:

    1. Go to START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL, and open FONTS.

    2. Delete fonts by highlighting each font and selecting DELETE from the
    FILE menu.

    NOTE: You can select several fonts at one time by holding down the SHIFT
    key while clicking on the font name.

    Be careful not delete Windows system fonts like ARIAL or COURIER. To
    obtain a list of these fonts, contact Microsoft at
    http://www.microsoft.com.

    NOTE: Never delete a file listed in red in the \Windows\Fonts folder
    because it is a system font.

    3. If necessary run a registry cleaning utility (see above).

    To REINSTALL FONTS:

    Fonts may be downloaded from Internet sites like http://www.microsoft.com
    or may be reinstalled from the CD-ROM.

    DETAILED INFORMATION ON FONTS FROM MICROSOFT:

    The following is an excerpt from the Windows 95 help files, on this
    subject.

    Microsoft Windows 95/98 SUMMARY

    You can install a maximum of approximately 1000 TrueType fonts in Windows
    95. The exact number of True Type fonts you can install varies, depending
    upon the length of the True Type font names and filenames.

    MORE INFORMATION

    Installed TrueType fonts are listed in the registry and in the Graphics
    Device Interface (GDI).

    The Registry

    All font files are registered under a single key in the registry, and a
    registry key can not exceed 64K. If font names average 20 characters in
    length and font filenames average 10 characters in length, the maximum
    number of TrueType fonts you can install falls between 1000 and 1500.

    If a TrueType font file is located in a folder other than the Fonts or the
    System folder, the full path to the font is included in the registry,
    using up more space in the key and reducing the number of fonts you can
    install.

    The GDI

    The GDI contains an internal list of fonts, with 10K reserved for font
    filenames. If font filenames average 10 characters in length, the maximum
    number of TrueType fonts you can install is approximately 1000.

    You can use all installed TrueType fonts simultaneously and you can print
    them in the same document.

    Note that the Windows 95 Resource Kit incorrectly states that there is no
    limit to the number of True Type fonts you can install in Windows 95.

    Contact Microsoft for additional assistance with the Fonts folder at
    http://www.microsoft.com.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    Errors - Getting Kicked out of MasterCook When Trying to Edit Print Design

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    Q: My system is NT. When I first used MasterCook I could edit the print
    design. For some reason now I can't. It kicks me out of MasterCook. What
    should I do?

    A: I figured it out! The paper selection in Print/Publish Recipes was on
    "custom", so the page numbers would show. The paper selection was on
    "letter", and it would kick me out every time I tried to edit the design.

    I went back to Print/Publish Recipes and changed paper to "letter". Went
    into design edit and changed paper to "custom". Then I went back into
    Print/Publish Recipes and changed it to "custom". Now it works.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    Errors - Harvesting Good Recipes from Problem Cookbooks

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    Have you had trouble with a particular cookbook? Maybe the recipes will
    not drag and drop over to a second book. Or maybe Search crashes
    repeatedly on the same cookbook. There may be a way to fix the cookbook,
    IF you can still get inside it.

    One thing to look for is that you may have recipes with names that are
    very very similar, like "Creme Fraiche" and "Crme Frache". Or you could
    have a corrupt recipe. A corrupt recipe is always a bigger problem,
    because it could eventually corrupt your entire cookbook. So do the
    following steps anyway, just to be sure you don't have a corrupt recipe.

    The following procedure can harvest the "good" recipes from your cookbook,
    and it will work in any version of MasterCook.

    Export the recipes: In MasterCook, display a list of all the recipes in
    the cookbook (if using MC 5, 6.x, or 7, Sort By > Title). Choose to EXPORT
    them all to a single file.

    Export will crash when it comes to a bad (corrupt) recipe. Find the last
    good recipe in the group by opening the export file in a text processor
    and checking the name of the last exported recipe in that group.

    Then reopen MC, SKIP the next recipe name in the list (because it's bad),
    and continue from that following recipe down to the end of the list.
    Export this second group to an export file 2, and continue in this fashion
    until you've exported everything you can. (You might find that you need to
    skip two or three recipes in a row before continuing.)

    Use MC TagIt or MC Buster on the export file: After you have your files of
    "good" exported recipes, be sure to run them through MCTagIt (or MC Buster
    if v. 4 and under). TagIt ( http://mctagit.com/ ) and MC Buster (
    http://thehoseys.com/ ) can help fix some problems with our recipes, and
    alert us to those they can't deal with so we can look more closely at
    them.

    Reimport: Reimport into a NEW temporary cookbook. If they still don't copy
    over from there to your permanent cookbook, you probably have a
    too-similarly-named recipe. In that case, copying them over in smaller
    groups will let you suss out the problem.

    NOTES: Sometimes we can view the allegedly bad recipes in MC -- the ones
    that wouldn't export. If so, you might be able to copy it and paste into a
    text file, either by using Edit > Copy Recipe or by separately
    copy/pasting the individual fields in turn (title, ingredients,
    directions, etc,). If you can do this, REFORMAT that recipe from scratch
    (do NOT try to edit the mxp format of the recipe at all; take it back to a
    generic format).

    When going through the export procedure, the MasterCook program itself
    might start to complain. If it does, close down the program and move the
    suspect cookbook off to a spare folder on your hard drive, outside the
    MasterCook program files. Then reopen MC, refresh files (in MC 5 and up)
    and use File > Open from the main MC menu to open the cookbook. (Refresh
    files again in MC 5 and up each time you relaunch MC.) Rebooting your
    computer periodically can help, too.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    Errors - How Can I Keep Windows From Crashing?

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    The following article was copied from PC World some time ago and contains
    some very useful information with regard to maintaining your computer at
    peak performance level.

    *****
    How Can I Keep Windows From Crashing?
    Answer Line
    October 1999 Issue of PC World Magazine

    Question:

    Windows crashes with the regularity of the tides, usually when I haven't
    saved anything to disk for a while. How do I make it more stable?

    Answer:

    Windows crashes happen -- that's just the nature of the beast. Here are
    some of the most common causes of Windows crashes, along with measures you
    can take to reduce the likelihood that your system will plummet to a fiery
    death.

    Out of resources:

    Windows stores some vital information in the two 64KB sections of RAM
    called resources. When they get filled up -- usually when you run a lot of
    programs at once or keep your computer on for days at a time -- Windows
    becomes unstable. To limit the frequency of your crashes, don't load
    unnecessary programs, and reboot your computer every day.

    Windows 9x retains Windows 3.x's system resource structure--two 64KB
    sections of memory that are set aside for specific jobs. The GDI (Graphics
    Device Interface) resources section stores fonts, bitmaps, and such for
    on-screen display. When applications run, portions of the User resources
    section go to their menu lists, window logistics, and other information.
    The more crowded either section gets, the more unstable Windows becomes.

    Every program you open grabs some system resources, but some programs
    don't properly relinquish them once they've been closed. As you repeatedly
    enter, use, exit, and reenter apps, the amount of available resources
    continuously decreases. The only reliable way to free up resources is to
    restart Windows.

    Windows 9x comes with a tool for monitoring system resources. To access
    it, insert the Windows CD-ROM and click Add/Remove Software. In the
    resulting dialog box, click the Windows Setup tab. In the Components list,
    double-click Accessories (Windows 95) or System Tools (Windows 98). Then
    scroll down, locate, and check System Resource Meter.

    To run Resource Meter, click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools,
    Resource Meter, and the meter will appear as a tray icon. Hover the
    pointer over that icon to see current resource levels or double-click it
    to keep the numbers on screen while you work. The User and GDI halves are
    independent and a lack of either can wreak havoc, so Resource Meter takes
    the percentage free of the smaller half and reports that as the percent of
    free system resources (see first line on the Resource Meter).

    Video drivers:

    When the code controlling your display gets confused, it takes everything
    down with it. If you're getting video-specific error messages frequently,
    check your graphics board vendor's Web site for a more up-to-date driver.

    Corrupted registry:

    This one's likely to happen when you install an application. Windows backs
    up the Registry regularly, but if you've been living with the crashes for
    more than a few days, you're unlikely to have a backup that will help.
    Windows 98 comes with a tool that might fix the problem: Exit Windows to
    the DOS prompt. At the prompt, type scanreg/fix, press <Enter> and cross
    your fingers.

    Viruses:

    If something that used to work is suddenly giving you trouble, you just
    might have caught some malicious code. Make sure your antivirus software
    is up to date. If you don't normally ask it to check all files when you
    start up your computer, perform an all-file check at least once a week.

    Mismatched system files:

    Installation programs can replace existing Windows .dll files. You've
    probably seen a dialog box during a software installation that said the
    program has found a later version of a file on your hard disk than the one
    it is installing. If you chose to install the earlier version, programs
    expecting the original .dlls can get confused and bring down the house.

    A less severe solution comes in commercial "undo" packages such as Wild
    File's GoBack and Kiss Software's Undo & Recover Toolbox, which help you
    recover from faulty installations.

    Bad applications:

    Sometimes an application will do something it shouldn't -- such as use a
    piece of RAM reserved for another program -- with potentially drastic
    results. Windows keeps an eye out for such behavior and, in theory at
    least, closes the gap before it can crash Windows. But it doesn't always
    work that way. If Windows regularly crashes when you use a particular app,
    check the application vendor's site for bug reports.

    Hardware:

    Bad memory, dying power supplies, overheated processors, poorly connected
    cables, or badly seated boards are all capable of destabilizing your
    operating system. If nothing else solves your problems, unplug and then
    open your computer. Excessive dust can cause overheating, so you might try
    using a small vacuum cleaner or compressed air blower (made specifically
    for PCs) to clean it up. [Always remember to touch something metal - to
    get rid of any static - before touching anything inside your computer.]

    Also check to make sure the cables and boards are connected properly.

    If you continue to experience frequent crashes, take your computer to your
    service vendor for a professional checkup.

    If nothing else works and the crashing becomes intolerable, maybe it's
    time to wipe out and reinstall Windows. For details on how to do this,
    check out http://www.pcworld.com/sept99/answers

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Invalid Page Fault in Module RTCDLL.DLL

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    Q: I double click on the MasterCook icon, and the MasterCook screen comes
    up. I can click on any picture except the cookbooks, and it will come up.
    Every time I click on cookbooks I get the following message:

    MasterCook caused an invalid page fault in module RTCDLL.DLL at
    015f:3076afa8.

    I can do a search and pull up recipes. What happened, and how do I correct
    it?

    A: This person refreshed their list of files (select Refresh File List
    from the Tools Menu or press the F5 key while in the Cookbook Browser),
    and it solved their problem.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    Errors - Invalid Page Fault While Changing Recipe Title Cases

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    If MasterCook has trouble or gives us a page fault error when trying to
    convert recipe titles to title case (see: Customize Cookbook > Recipes
    Tab), MasterCook might be trying to capitalize a symbol, which has no
    title case.

    Also one symbol isn't the same in the two standards: ANSI and ASCII. What
    looks like an n with a tilda on your system may look like a spoked degree
    sign on someone else's.

    This is why we advise people not to use symbols when sharing with others
    who may have different operating systems and character sets. They aren't
    reliable.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Errors - Jenny Craig Pictures

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    Q: When I open cookbooks from Jenny Craig in MasterCook 5.x/6.x it
    corrupts the picture files. Can anybody help?

    A: This same thing happened to me and others. This only happens with this
    product - Jenny Craig. The actual picture data is in a different format
    than that in other products. The only work-around we have come up with is
    to take a screen shot (of the picture in version 4.0) and crop the recipe
    picture and then add it to your version 5.x or 6.x cookbook.

    Unfortunately, due to copyright concerns, Sierra is not able to provide
    these photos on its website in a new format. Post a message on the e-mail
    list or message board and see if someone will share pictures that they
    have captured screenshots of, and then you can add these pictures to your
    version 5.x or 6.x cookbook.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Errors - Mcmeal~1.DLL is Not a Valid Previous Version

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    Q: I ran mc51updt.exe to install patch 5.01. I got the following message:

    C:/SierrMaster~1/Program/Mcmeal~1.DLL is not a valid previous version &
    could not be upgraded. Now when I try to print a recipe, I get the
    following message:

    Unable to create Service: 'CSel'-'Publish' Am I going to have to
    re-install MasterCook 5.0?

    A: The DLL is corrupt, so you will need to backup your cookbooks and
    ingredient file, if you edited it, and any other files you created, and
    then reinstall MasterCook 5.0 and the patch. Make sure all programs are
    shut down including virus scanners first.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Errors - Not Enough Disk Space

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    Q: When I try to open a New Recipe, I get a message that tells me "Not
    enough space on disk. Remove unnecessary files...." I have several GB of
    hard drive space free. How can this problem be corrected?

    A: Are you trying to create a new recipe in a cookbook that is stored on
    your CD? If so, you will get this error. You will need to create a new
    cookbook and add recipes to it. You cannot add recipes to cookbooks that
    are stored on the CD.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    Errors - Only Able to View Contents Screen

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    Q: MasterCook is sending me back to the main screen and not letting me
    back into the program again. This is the third time now. All patches are
    on. All installation has been done with virus scans off. MC World.mcw has
    been deleted as instructed. I have refreshed the file list. There is no
    error message about failure to load. Any suggestions?

    A: I had the same problem this morning. I was putting some cookbooks in.
    You will find you have put a cookbook in that has one of the following
    problems.

    1. The spelling and/or spacing is changed from the file name.
    2. You did not get a complete download from an x-file.
    3. You are trying to put a cookbook in that really needs to be imported.

    The easiest way to find the problem book is to remove the last batch you
    put in and put them in one at a time and refresh. When you get to the
    problem one it will act up. If you are putting them in one at a time take
    the last one out and refresh again. You may have to shut it down all the
    way to correct the problem and restart the computer. I had to after each
    one to find the culprit. I hope this helps you!

    Follow-up: It worked! Thank you SO much! It was easy to suss out which
    "cookbook" was the problem. The wonderful part was after moving it out of
    MasterCook, I didn't have to uninstall, etc. All that was necessary was
    closing MasterCook. It opened again beautifully.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Errors - Opening Dictionary File

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    Q: When I attempted a spellcheck I received the following error messages:
    error opening dictionary file d:/sierra/mastercook5/program/userdic.tlx,
    and the same again for ssceam.tlx, ssceam2.clx and mcdict.clx. The files
    are at their respective path names. Any ideas?

    A: I would recommend you back up your files and reinstall.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Errors - Palette Window Troubles

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    Q: When I attempt to click on the Palette button there's no response.
    Visually the button appears to go in and out. My computer meets all of the
    necessary requirements.

    A: Sometimes you move the Palette window off the screen and close down the
    program. When you use the program the next time the Palette seems to have
    disappeared. It is there but it is shoved off the screen and you can't see
    the title bar to grab it and move it back onto the screen.

    There are several things you can try. First I would recommend you cascade
    or tile your windows for the programs that you have opened. Right-click on
    a blank space of the task bar along the bottom of your computer and choose
    cascade or tile, then resize the windows.

    There is a program called 401comupd.exe inside the Comupdate folder on the
    CD. I would recommend you install that and see if it helps.

    All preferences for MasterCook are stored in the MSTRCOOK.INI file such a
    Window sizes, placements, etc. For the palette in Edit Design that is also
    stored in the preference file. The MASTERCOOK.INI file is stored in the
    Program folder inside the MasterCook 5 or MasterCook 6 folder. Find this
    file and load it in a plain text editor such as NOTEPAD and find the
    following:

    Show Palette=0
    PaletteLeft=0
    PaletteTop=0

    This will be located under the header [Publishing Layout]

    Delete those 3 lines
    Show Palette=0
    PaletteLeft=0
    PaletteTop=0

    Save out the file and reload MasterCook. You will then have to turn the
    palette back on but it should be back on the MasterCook window.

    This problem has been addressed in ValuSoft's version 6.2 program. In the
    Edit Print Design window, if you drag the Palette so that the Palette
    window is more than half way off the screen, when you go elsewhere in the
    program and return you will find that it moved the Palette back into the
    screen. Now that's very cool!!

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Errors - Photo on CD But They Don't Show

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    Q: I installed SierraHome's MasterCook 6.0 Betty Crocker and left the
    pictures on the CD (Typical Installation). However, when I try to view the
    pictures in Betty Crocker's Best Christmas Cookbook, I cannot see them
    even though the CD is in the drive. How can I view them?

    A: The MASTERCOOK.INI file needs to be edited under [PicturePacks]. The
    line says this: PicturePack2=Betty Crocker Best Christmas Cookbook. It
    should say this instead: PicturePack2=Betty Crocker's Best Christmas
    Cookbook. Notice the difference in the name of this file. It needs the 's
    added.

    1. CLOSE MasterCook.
    2. OPEN the MASTERCOOK.INI file (which is located in the MasterCook
    6/Program folder) with NOTEPAD and add the 's to that line and save the
    changes and exit NOTEPAD.
    3. DELETE the MC World.mcw file in the Mc Tools folder. (This will save
    your changes with the program. The program will recreate this file when it
    starts back up.)
    4. START MasterCook and try the cookbook. It should now show the recipe
    pictures when the CD is inserted.

    I tried the rest of the cookbooks on that CD. These ones below need their
    lines edited in the MASTERCOOK.INI file as well and need a 's added:

    Betty Crocker's Best Christmas Cookbook
    Betty Crocker's Best-Loved Recipes
    Betty Crocker's Great Grilling
    and Betty Crocker's Healthy New Choices

    To fix the About Betty Crocker Your Best Friend in the Kitchen, you will
    need to copy the name of the file on the CD and paste it in the INI file.
    The INI file doesn't show the emdash properly.

    To fix the Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cookbook, you can add a new
    PicturePack line to the MASTERCOOK.INI file. Copy one of the previous
    lines and then pasted it at the end of the others and give it the next
    number in the sequence. Then edit that line to read the Betty Crocker's
    Good and Easy Cookbook. Make sure the Count at the top of this section of
    the INI file is the same as the number of PicturePacks you have listed.
    Be sure to do this when the program isn't running and don't forget to
    delete the MC World file before you start the program back up again.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    Errors - Shopping List Navigation Button Quits Functioning

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    Q: We just had a terrible thing happen. While in shopping list, the
    message that an illegal action had been taken and that it was shutting
    down. We can't find the reason and can't open the shopping cell now. We
    have spent weeks getting this up and running - the pantry lists etc. HELP!
    We have not run into this before and hopefully it can be remedied soon.
    Please help ASAP.

    What I mean is that when Shopping is clicked on, no lists appear. I can
    neither add, delete or view lists that have been made. It is "closed" to
    me. When I click on various other options i.e., MasterCook, menu etc. all
    "open" and are there for me to use, see, edit etc. as usual. What
    suggestions do you have to help me access my lists in a program that
    obviously has a mind of its own.

    When I try to click on the Shopping button, it no longer brings up the
    program which has my lists etc. No matter how I try to get into the
    shopping/pantry window, I no longer can. When the "illegal etc." display
    came up and it also said it was shutting the operation down, I guess it
    meant it. Can you think of a way to reestablish access to the shopping
    lists/pantry other than through the navigation bar at the bottom of the
    screen. I have also tried accessing it through menus etc. All other
    navigation bar items work fine.

    A: The last shopping list and/or pantry touched may have become corrupt.
    The shopping view opens to the last shopping list so it may be dying on
    the attempt. Using Explorer, you could look in the MC Tools folder for the
    most recently modified *.sl file and move it out of the folder
    temporarily. Then, hit the F5 key on your keyboard while in MasterCook (or
    select Refresh File List from the Tools Menu) and try to go to shopping.

    If that fails, repeat procedure removing the most recently modified *.pl.

    If that fails, repeat procedure removing ALL *.sl and *.pl files.

    If that fails, reinstall.

    Once you have success opening the shopping view, start replacing *.sl and
    *.pl files (hit F5 each time) until the problem child is found. The
    corrupted file will probably have to be deleted.

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    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Unable to create view: Cnts - open

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    If users encounter the message similar to the following:

    "Unable to create view: 'Cnts' - 'open'"

    it means that the MCReg.ini file has become corrupt or the install is
    corrupt (one or more DLLs missing).

    The MCReg.ini file registers all of the functional elements of the
    MasterCook application. If deleted, it will be re-created on application
    startup. A quick way to check if this is the problem:

    1) Close the application.
    2) Delete MCReg.ini from the 'Program' folder (where the MasterCook.exe
    lives).
    3) Start the application.

    If the problem still occurs, the user should re-install.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Errors - Video Not Available

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Errors

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I just purchased the 5.0 version - my first MasterCook experience - and
    am trying to get everything loaded and running correctly. I've updated to
    5.03 and have installed QuickTime 4.1. Each time I start MasterCook, I
    get, "Video not available - cannot find "vids:msvc" Decompressor. What is
    this and what to I do about it?

    The Video "vids:msvc" Decompressor problem happens when I first start the
    program. The Tip videos seem to work fine - although sometimes they're
    interrupted before finishing. I moved the splash screen as per a tip I saw
    here and the problem stopped but now I can't see the opening video - Oh
    well - it looks like everybody wants to turn it off anyway. I suspect it
    may have something to do with the new version of QuickTime I downloaded.

    A: Problem Solved! Tech Support got back to me and pointed out that the
    Windows multimedia video compressor was probably missing and told me how
    to find and install it. I did and now the splash screen works just fine.

    Problem: Video Tips (Only sound plays in tips) When playing a Video Tip,
    only the sound plays, and no pictures appear.

    Solution: Reinstall Video Compression.

    If the sound plays, but no pictures appear in when running the videos,
    reinstall Windows Video Compression:

    1. Close any programs or windows that are currently open.
    2. Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, and click the Windows Setup
    tab.
    3. Double-click on Multimedia.
    4. Uncheck Video Compression. Press OK, and then OK again to remove this
    component. Now click on OK to exit Add/Remove programs.
    5. In Control Panel, again click on Add/Remove Programs and then the
    Windows Setup tab.
    6. Double-click on Multimedia.
    7. Check Video Compression. Press OK, then OK again, and Windows will
    reinstall this Multimedia component. Windows will also require the Windows
    '95 or '98 CD to copy the required files over to the hard disk.
    8. Now, try the videos again.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    In my own little world, Canada
    Replies
    1,446

    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Advantages and Disadvantages to Using Your Default Mailer (MAPI)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Pros:
    * You can use the nicknames in your address book
    * You can add bcc and cc instead of putting everyone's name in the To:
    field.
    * You can edit the attached recipes; you might want to add your email
    address to each.
    * You can delay sending the mail. Change that setting in your email
    program: uncheck the instruction to send mail immediately.
    * You can retain a copy of the mail you send.

    Cons:
    * Direct access is faster than MAPI.
    * Your e-mail program may add or remove blank lines.
    * Your e-mail program my cause your lines to word wrap.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - AOL and CompuServe 2000 Users

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I am connected to the Internet through AOL and cannot get the email
    feature on MasterCook to work. I just found out that AOL uses propriety
    message exchange protocols that don't work with most other programs so
    there is no POP3 or SMTP address to enter. Is it even possible for me to
    use the email feature through AOL or am I going to have to try to find a
    free 3rd party service to go through?

    A: From Sierra Tech Support:

    Unfortunately you will not be able to use the email feature in MasterCook
    with AOL. MasterCook requires a PPP connection to e-mail recipes. AOL does
    not have a PPP connection.

    Internet support on AOL is somewhat proprietary and getting support for
    direct-connect Internet applications like MasterCook has been difficult.
    MasterCook requires a direct connection to the Internet in order to pass
    the information from the MasterCook application to a mail server or
    gateway. AOL does not currently support such a direct connection. You will
    need to go about sending recipes a bit differently.

    Try sending the recipes like this:

    1. Open the recipe you wish to mail.
    2. Go to the RECIPE menu and choose EXPORT RECIPE.
    3. In the FULL NAME box, type the name of the recipe. (Note: Pay close
    attention to the folder to which the file is being exported; usually
    C:/SIERRA/MasterCook5.)
    4. Then go online and into your standard email program.
    5. Create a new email for the recipient(s) of your recipe(s).
    6. Use the "attachment" function of your email program to attach the
    exported recipe (*.mxp).
    7. The email recipient will be able to import the *.mxp file into their
    own cookbook.
    8. To import an *.mxp file, go to FILE and choose IMPORT RECIPE.
    9. Select the attached recipe file (*.mxp) and click on IMPORT.

    That should allow you to successfully send your recipe files to other
    MasterCook users. Non-MasterCook users can open the *.mxp recipe in a word
    processing program like MS Word or Notepad.

    A: AOL users can copy recipes and paste them into a new e-mail. This would
    be the best option for sending recipes to e-mail lists. Sending a file
    attachment to most lists is a no-no. Some servers don't accept attachments
    and in that case, an attachment gums up the works. The new AOL6 and
    CompuServe 2000 don't send plain text only e-mail. This causes a problem
    for the mc-recipe e-mail list. You need to use the Web Mail option
    instead. Open AOL and sign on, then minimize AOL. Open Internet Explorer,
    go to www.aol.com and sign on. Choose the Mail tab for Mail. On the AOL
    Mail page, press the Write icon at the top right.

    A: Although I haven't tried it, I believe others on AOL have also used the
    Export function to send recipes in both MasterCook 5.0/6.0 and 4.0 format.
    Basically, they export recipes to a file from MasterCook 5.0. Then open it
    in AOL. AOL issues a message indicating that it does not understand the
    format but will try to open it in text format (which is okay since the
    file is a text file). Then simply select all text and paste it into the
    body of your message.

    A: AOL users have never been able to use the e-mail feature of MasterCook.
    The MasterCook 4 manual states on page 73: "The Recipe Mailer requires the
    appropriate TCP/IP software on your computer. On Windows, make sure that
    you have the WINSOCK.DLL file which is installed with any network package.
    On the Macintosh, make sure both MacTCP and OpenTransport are supported.
    Unfortunately, the Recipe Mailer cannot take advantage of online services
    such as America Online and Prodigy unless the service provides some sort
    of TCP/IP connection, such as SLIP or PPP."

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Embedded Recipe Exports More Than Once

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How do I keep my embedded recipe from exporting more than once? I have
    several "master" recipes in a cookbook that have the same embedded recipe.
    It exports this embedded recipe for each "master" recipe plus once for
    itself.

    A: Copy all the recipes to another cookbook (cookbook #2). Create a third
    cookbook (cookbook #3). Copy the recipes from cookbook #2 into cookbook
    #3. Delete cookbook #2. Export from cookbook #3.

    NOTES: When you copy recipes to another cookbook, it keeps them linked to
    the previous cookbook unless you delete that cookbook. If MasterCook can't
    find the deleted cookbook, the recipes can't export. Renaming cookbook #2
    doesn't work either; you have to delete it. Also notice these embedded
    recipes will still open because MasterCook searches the current cookbook
    first before looking elsewhere (in the assigned cookbook) for the embedded
    recipe.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Exporting Cookbook to Print at Kinkos

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Is there any way to save the cookbook to Microsoft Word and edit from
    there? Also, is there any way to save it to disk and take it to Kinkos,
    etc. to be printed?

    A: You could export your entire cookbook in Text Only and edit that in
    Word and save to disk to take to Kinkos. Someone else got a printer driver
    file that they installed in Windows. They printed their cookbook to a file
    using Kinkos' printer driver.

    A visit to Kinkos <http://www.kinkos.com/print.jsp> shows that they have
    software now to preview what other programs print.

    One of their pages says they accept these file types:
    You can send us a file saved in any of these formats: Paper Size
    - 8.5" x 11" (letter)
    - 8.5" x 14" (legal)
    - 11" x 17" (tabloid, ledger) File Type
    - Microsoft Word
    - Microsoft Excel
    - Microsoft PowerPoint
    - Corel WordPerfect
    - PostScript / EPS
    - Rich Text Format
    - Text File
    - Kinkos File Prep KDF
    - Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Adobe, postscript, and text files are options with MasterCook. You might
    investigate the Kinkos File Prep driver as well.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Exporting Recipes From Several Cookbooks

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    If you want to export/email recipes as a group from three different
    cookbooks, you can use the MasterList. The message on the email form says
    that we can "drag and drop to add recipes to the list below." The
    MasterList makes this possible. There is even a button in the mail form
    that opens the MasterList.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Extra Code When Exporting Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Whenever I email a recipe to a friend, they respond that it has all
    kinds of extra symbols and letters which makes it very hard to read. Is
    there any way to just send the text only without all the extra stuff?

    A: MasterCook 5.x and 6.x reads/sends XML code, which is similar to HTML
    code. This helps it to be accurate of where the different parts of the
    recipe go (source, copyright, cell #2 of directions, etc.). When you
    e-mail a recipe to some one you have several choices on the format of the
    recipe. If they, too, are using MasterCook 5.x or MasterCook 6.x, then I
    would recommend you send it to them in the 5.0/6.0 Format Only (see this
    option in the Export and Mail window). If the person doesn't have
    MasterCook versions 5.x or 6.x, then you could send it in Text Only. If
    you want to send a recipe to an e-mail list, you would want to send it in
    the Text Only format.

    INFO FROM THE README.TXT INCLUDED WITH MASTERCOOK 5.x:

    IMPORT/EXPORT: SENDING RECIPES BY E-MAIL

    When importing MasterCook 4.0 cookbooks (MCF files), it is recommended you
    have only one window of MasterCook open.

    When selecting the Text Options that you use when sending recipes by
    e-mail, you need to consider the version of MasterCook the recipient will
    be using:

    If you select "5.0 only", MasterCook will export your recipe(s) in MX2
    format. If you look at this format in a text editor, it will look odd to
    you because it is in XML, a format that is becoming popular on the
    Internet. This is the best format to use if you want to make sure that you
    don't lose any information in the export process. When you use this format
    you will not need to use the Import Assistant to bring recipes back into
    MasterCook.

    If you select "Text only", MasterCook will export your recipe(s) as text.
    Use this when you want to use the recipe text in another program and want
    to make sure that you have every bit of text that you entered. If you want
    to import this recipe back into MasterCook, you might want to consider
    using the Import Assistant if you think that you might lose some
    information.

    If you select "4.0 only", MasterCook will export your recipe in a format
    that can be imported into MasterCook 4.0. This is useful if the person
    receiving the recipe does not have MasterCook 5.0. Note that exporting as
    4.0 format may cause some information, such as long category names, to be
    lost. This occurs because the fields in 5.0 are much longer than the
    fields in 4.0 and text, such as a long recipe title, may be cut off in
    some instances. Recipes with several thousand characters in the directions
    field may also be reported as corrupt when opened in MasterCook 4.0.

    If you select "4.0 and 5.0", MasterCook will export your recipe(s) in both
    formats in the same document. This is useful for those who have signed up
    to exchange recipes on the MasterCook Recipe Exchange mailing list and
    want to make sure that those who still have MasterCook 4.0 can import the
    recipes as well.


    INFO FROM THE README.TXT INCLUDED WITH SIERRAHOME'S MASTERCOOK 6.0:

    IMPORT/EXPORT: SENDING RECIPES BY E-MAIL When importing MasterCook 4.0
    cookbooks (MCF files), it is recommended you have only one window of
    MasterCook open.

    When selecting the Text Options that you use when sending recipes by
    e-mail, you need to consider the version of MasterCook the recipient will
    be using:

    If you select "5.0/6.0 format", MasterCook will export your recipe(s) in
    MX2 format. If you look at this format in a text editor, it will look odd
    to you because it is in XML, a format that is becoming popular on the
    Internet. This is the best format to use if you want to make sure that you
    don't lose any information in the export process. When you use this format
    you will not need to use the Import Assistant to bring recipes back into
    MasterCook.

    If you select "Text only", MasterCook will export your recipe(s) as text.
    Use this when you want to use the recipe text in another program and want
    to make sure that you have every bit of text that you entered. If you want
    to import this recipe back into MasterCook, you might want to consider
    using the Import Assistant if you think that you might lose some
    information.

    If you select "4.0 only", MasterCook will export your recipe in a format
    that can be imported into MasterCook 4.0. This is useful if the person
    receiving the recipe does not have MasterCook 6.0. Note that exporting as
    4.0 format may cause some information, such as long category names, to be
    lost. This occurs because the fields in 6.0 are much longer than the
    fields in 4.0 and text, such as a long recipe title, may be cut off in
    some instances. Recipes with several thousand characters in the directions
    field may also be reported as corrupt when opened in MasterCook 4.0.

    If you select "5.0/6.0 and 4.0", MasterCook will export your recipe(s) in
    both formats in the same document. This is useful for those who have
    signed up to exchange recipes on the MasterCook Recipe Exchange mailing
    list and want to make sure that those who still have MasterCook 4.0 can
    import the recipes as well.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Getting MAPI to Work

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Some ISP don't let us use MAPI. In Canada, we can't use MAPI in MasterCook
    if we're on @home cable hookup.

    I have Outlook Express open when I send through MasterCook -- MAPI is
    checked in MasterCook. What happened was it sent the email to my outbox in
    OE and then I could send it on it's way from there. Did you have OE open
    at the time? I did not try it without having OE open, but that might be
    your problem.

    Same thing with Eudora. MasterCook sends the mail to my outbox and it's up
    to me to send it. It depends upon how you have your outgoing mail set. To
    send immediately or wait. I have mine set to wait, so I send a bunch all
    at once.

    If I don't use MAPI (but use Internet Mail Server instead) and DON'T have
    an Internet connection going, MasterCook WILL start up my dial-up
    connection. It is the same dial-up connection dialog box that Internet
    Explorer uses when it connects to the Internet.

    I couldn't get MAPI to work in the beginning either. When I first selected
    to e-mail with MAPI in MasterCook, the program locked up and quit
    responding after I pressed the Send button. I had to close down MasterCook
    and start over. I then went to my e-mail program (Eudora) and found that I
    had to go into the Tools/Options and turn ON MAPI there as well. Only then
    was I finally able to export from MasterCook using MAPI to this list.

    When I use MAPI, I fill out the mail form in MasterCook, it opens Eudora.
    All MasterCook needs to make it work is an address, and it likes to have
    something in the Subject field.

    With my programs and my setup, I can use MAPI only when Eudora is running.
    For some reason, other programs have trouble launching Eudora; it must be
    up and running or minimized.

    I've tried turning MAPI off (using Internet Mail Server instead). When
    MAPI is turned off, MasterCook wants you to be on-line and it will send
    messages directly. It won't dial for me. ISP's may act different, too.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Mail, Setup: Myname (address)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. I've just been playing with the mailer in MasterCook. In the setup it
    asks for both name and email address, but it doesn't use both. I would
    like my name to appear with the address.

    A. Where it say's "Your E-Mail Address" type your name and then address
    like this example:

    Name <me@myisp.com>

    replacing your name and e-mail address in the example above, then your
    name will appear in the From e-mail header instead of your e-mail address
    when you receive the recipe. Some people have experienced problems with
    this, however. It seems the problem is related to how your ISP reads this
    line. I've only been able to enter the info if I don't use ANY spaces at
    all in that box. Others have only been able to use the e-mail address in
    this box and nothing else. *shrug*

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Nutrition Analysis Exports

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. Is there a way to NOT email the nutritional analysis? I get it when I
    use copy/paste too. I'd rather use the nutrition from the sources or
    mention that the nutrition is based on my linking everything. We have no
    way of knowing if the NA is based on links or not!?!?!

    A. We can turn it off for printing or delete it by hand from the e-mail
    (if you use simple MAPI or paste the recipe into an email message), but
    that's it for now.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Nutritional Association Re-links the Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Don't erase that nutr assoc line at the end of mxp recipes. It contains
    links to ingredients in the table. and if the ingredients were not new
    ones, then we reestablish the links when we import a recipe with the nutr
    assoc index.

    It works when we import from file or -- if you have MC 5/6 -- import using
    the Import Assistant.

    To see how it works in MC 5/6 open the text file below. It has an mxp
    formatted recipe. MXP is the import/export style used by Mastercook prior
    to MC 5. Highlight the recipe from the "* Exported..." header THROUGH the
    nutr assoc index line. Paste it into the Import Assistant's window. Then
    highlight the whole thing again and use autofill. Notice how LINKED
    ingredients import.

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Green Beans and Leeks with Oregon Hazelnuts

    Recipe By
    Serving Size 8 Preparation Time 000
    Categories

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    Boiling salted water -- in 2 pans
    2 pounds fresh green beans
    4 leeks
    4 tablespoons butter
    3/4 cup Oregon hazelnuts -- toasted and chopped
    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

    Trim Off Ends Of Beans And Slice Diagonally In 2" Pieces. Trim Outer
    Leaves Of Leeks And Slice Into 2" Diagonal Pieces. Cook In Separate
    Pans (See Above) 7 To 10 Minutes Or Until Tender-Crisp. Drain And
    Rinse With Cold Water To Stop Cooking. Melt Butter In Large Frying Pan
    And Add Beans, Leeks, And Oregon Hazelnuts. Saut Until Heated
    Through, Sprinkle With Lemon Juice, Season With Salt And Pepper If
    Desired.

    Source
    "Dundee Hazelnuts & The Oregon Hazelnut Industry"
    S(Internet address)
    "http//www.teleport.com/~nuts/index.html;
    http//www.oregonhazelnuts.org/"

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    Per serving 192 Calories (kcal); 14g Total Fat; (61% calories from fat);
    4g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 16mg Cholesterol; 74mg Sodium Food Exchanges
    0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat; 0 Other
    Carbohydrates


    Nutr. Assoc. 0 3568 3891 0 3677 0

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - PDA > Exporting Recipes (Version 7.0 Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    One of the exciting new features of MasterCook 7 is the ability to export
    recipes and shopping lists to your PDA. MasterCook 7 supports Pocket PC
    and Palm OS devices. To export a recipe to your PDA, perform the
    following:

    1. Navigate to the recipe you would like to export.

    2. Choose File / Export and Mail.

    3. Select the Export to PDA tab.

    4. When you are satisfied with the recipe list to export, click Export.

    5. If you have a Pocket PC, your recipe(s) will be copied directly to your
    device. If you have a Palm OS device, the recipe files are added to your
    hotsync queue, to be added to your device the next time you synchronize.

    6. When the recipe(s) has been successfully transferred to your device,
    open the MasterCook viewer software on your handheld and click on Tools /
    Refresh Recipe List.

    7. Your recipe should now be viewable on your PDA.

    NOTE: If you have a Pocket PC device, your device needs to be connected to
    your PC before you select this option.

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    One of the exciting new features of MasterCook 7 is the ability to export
    recipes and shopping lists to your PDA. MasterCook 7 supports Pocket PC
    and Palm OS devices. To export a shopping list to your PDA, perform the
    following:

    1. Navigate to the Shopping List screen.

    2. Select the shopping list you would like to export to your PDA.

    3. Click on File / Export Shopping List to PDA.

    4. If you have a Pocket PC, your shopping list will be copied directly to
    your device. If you have a Palm OS device, the shopping list files are
    added to your hotsync queue, to be added to your device the next time you
    synchronize.

    5. When the list has been successfully transferred to your device, open
    the MasterCook viewer software on your handheld and click on Tools /
    Refresh Shopping List.

    6. Your shopping list should now be viewable on your PDA.

    NOTE: If you have a Pocket PC device, your device needs to be connected to
    your PC before you select this option.

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    Once the viewer software is installed on your device, it is ready to use.
    To launch the software on your device, click on MasterCook in the apps
    list. The interface has 3 tabs, Recipe List, Shopping List, and Tools.

    Recipe List Tab:

    The main screen under the Recipe List tab is a list of all the recipes you
    currently have installed on your device.

    To view an existing recipe, simply click once on the recipe name you wish
    to view.

    The recipe viewer has 4 tabs: Ingr (Ingredients), Dir (Directions), Nutr
    (Nutrition), and Notes,. Simply navigate through the tabs as necessary to
    view all your recipe information.

    You can also edit a recipe from this view by clicking on the Edit Recipe
    button at any time. Please note that the nutrition information on the
    nutrition tab is not editable. These values are pulled directly from
    MasterCook.

    From the recipe list main screen, you can also click the Add Recipe button
    to manually enter a recipe onto your device.

    Shopping List Tab:

    The main screen under the Shopping List tab lists all of the shopping
    lists you have installed on your device.

    To view an existing shopping list, simply click once on the shopping list
    name you wish to view. Each item in your shopping list has a name, status
    (have or need), quantity, unit, and store location.

    You can sort the list by any of the columns by clicking on the column
    header. This is especially useful to sort by store location help you as
    you are shopping.

    Another time saver is the list box next to the Edit button which allows
    you to filter your list to show all items, only the items you need, or
    only the items you have.

    You can Add, Edit, or Delete any of the items in the list by clicking on
    the appropriate button.

    From the shopping list main screen, you can also click the Add Shopping
    List button to manually enter a shopping list onto your device. The system
    will prompt you for a list name. After you enter a name and click Add New
    List, an empty list with the specified name is added to your shopping
    lists. Simply click on it to add and edit your items.

    Tools Tab:

    The tools tab is used to refresh your recipe list and/or shopping list
    after you have exported a shopping list or recipe from your PC to your
    PDA. There is a button to Refresh Shopping List and one to Refresh Recipe
    List. Note: New recipes or shopping lists exported to your device will NOT
    show up in your lists until you refresh the list using these buttons.

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    MasterCook 7 now supports downloading recipes and shopping lists to a PDA.
    In order to view the MasterCook recipes and shopping lists on your device,
    you need the MasterCook viewer software installed on your handheld. This
    software is supplied for Pocket PC and Palm OS devices on the MasterCook 7
    installation disk. The PDA software allows you to do the following on your
    handheld:

    Download & View MasterCook 7 Shopping Lists.

    Download & View MasterCook 7 Recipes.

    Add New Recipes and Shopping Lists.

    Edit Recipes and Shopping Lists.

    Check off items in your shopping lists as you buy them.

    Sort by shopping list items by store location (aisle, department, etc.).

    Choose to show all shopping list items, only those you have, or only those
    you need.

    Note: At this time you cannot upload the recipes and shopping lists on
    your PDA back to the MasterCook program.
    To install the viewer software on your device, simply put the MasterCook 7
    disk in your CD-Rom drive and wait for the Installation Menu to come up**.
    On the installation menu, you will have the option to click Install
    MasterCook 7 for Pocket PC, or Install MasterCook 7 for Palm OS, depending
    on the device you have. Click on the appropriate link to install the
    software on your device. If you have a Pocket PC device, the device must
    be connected to your PC at this time. If you have a Palm OS device, the
    application will be added to the hotsync queue to be installed on your
    device the next time you synchronize.

    ** If the installation menu does not come up automatically, go to Start /
    Run, type in D:\Setup.exe (where D is the letter of your CD-Rom drive),
    and click OK.

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    Once the viewer software is installed on your device, it is ready to use.
    To launch the software on your device, click on Start / Programs /
    MasterCook. The interface has 3 tabs, Recipe List, Shopping List, and
    Tools.

    Recipe List Tab:

    The main screen under the Recipe List tab is a list of all the recipes you
    currently have installed on your device.

    To view an existing recipe, simply click once on the recipe name you wish
    to view. The recipe viewer has 4 tabs: Ingredients, Directions, Notes, and
    Nutrition. Simply navigate through the tabs as necessary to view all your
    recipe information.

    You can also edit a recipe from this view by clicking on the Edit Recipe
    button at any time. Please note that the nutrition information on the
    nutrition tab is not editable. These values are pulled directly from
    MasterCook.

    From the recipe list main screen, you can also click the Add New Recipe
    button to manually enter a recipe onto your device.

    Shopping List Tab:

    The main screen under the Shopping List tab lists all of the shopping
    lists you have installed on your device.

    To view an existing shopping list, simply click once on the shopping list
    name you wish to view.

    Each item in your shopping list has a name, status (have or need),
    quantity, unit, and store location.

    You can sort the list by any of the columns by clicking on the column
    header. This is especially useful to sort by store location or have/need
    status to help you as you are shopping.

    Another time saver is the Show list box which allows you to filter your
    list to show all items, only the items you need, or only the items you
    have.

    You can Add, Edit, or Delete any of the items in the list by clicking on
    the appropriate button.

    From the shopping list main screen, you can also click the Add New List
    button to manually enter a shopping list onto your device. The system will
    prompt you for a list name. After you enter a name and click OK, an empty
    list with the specified name is added to your shopping lists. Simply click
    on it to add and edit your items.

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    Exchange - Publishing to the Web

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    Q: I've created a favorite recipes collection and would like to convert it
    to publish it to my web site. I haven't found a way to do this. Does
    anyone have any suggestions?

    A: MC doesn't convert recipes to an html file. Most of us use an html
    editor of some sort. Either a WYSIWYG editor like FrontPage or PageMill or
    the one that comes with Netscape or Microsoft's Internet Explorer, etc. Or
    we learn to tag.

    Example with PageMill:

    1. Open PageMill and start a new document.
    2. Open MasterCook and copy a recipe (ctrl+C) or use the menu.
    3. Paste the recipe into PageMill.

    We can control how it will paste by setting preferences in the HTML
    editor. The HTML editor will convert the paste job with standard codes.
    Then we edit the result.

    You could export a number of recipes to a file using the "text format" and
    insert that file in the HTML editor.

    On the other hand, you could offer a text file that is viewable by a
    browser. Export recipes using the Text Only format. Check that box to
    break up lines (that's word wrap). Make sure the file has a *.txt
    extension. Then upload to your website. Make a link to it and people will
    be able to download a copy or view it online.

    This answer is complicated because there are many ways to go. It depends
    on how you want to offer the recipes. For examples of how others do it,
    Pat has a page of links to people who offer mc-formatted recipes. Go here:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~kitpath/MC/MCRecipes.htm

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    Exchange - Setting Word Wrap in E-Mail Programs

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    If the goal is to make a mailer stop editing paragraphs into short lines,
    then we can either (1) turn word wrap off, or (2) reset the critical
    value.

    Some programs, like Eudora, let us turn word wrap off. Other programs,
    like Netscape or Microsoft's Internet Mail, don't let us turn word wrap
    off but do let us change the value to something big like 400, 640, 800, or
    2560).

    NETSCAPE COMMUNICATOR (menu choices vary slightly by version)
    * Edit: Preferences...
    Mail & Groups: Click Messages
    Uncheck "By default, send HTML messages"
    * Reset word wrap's value to something big: 800

    MS INTERNET MAIL
    * Format: Settings...
    * Up the number.

    OUTLOOK EXPRESS
    * To set word wrap in Outlook Express go to Tools, Options, Send, Mail
    sending format, Plain text, Settings button. It cannot be changed,
    however, if you are using HTML as the mail sending format. OE won't let us
    turn word wrap off. We can increase the line length to 132.

    EUDORA (menu choices vary slightly by version)
    * Tools: Options... Sending Mail
    * (or Special: Settings ...)
    * In version 4x, you can turn it on or off on a message-by-message basis
    using the Word Wrap icon or button visible when using the editor.

    PEGASUS
    *Go to Tools, Options, and Message settings. In the Message width space, I
    do believe you can add any number you want. I do not see any setting to
    turn off word wrap all together.

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    Exchange - Sharing Pictures with Recipes

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    Wondering how to share a recipe and include a picture too?

    We've been sharing the compiled files, the ones with both the mc2
    (recipes) and mcx (pictures) extensions. That way, the other person just
    opens them in mc5/6.

    You could make a new cookbook and copy your recipes with pictures to it
    and send just the new cookbook to share.

    To share with people who don't have MC 5/6, you can point at the picture,
    click the right mouse and copy.

    The next steps depends on your mailing program. You could paste the
    picture directly in the mail and send it that way (embedded). Or open a
    graphics program, create a new picture and paste the copy there. Save it
    and send it to the other person.

    You could also paste the recipe and the picture in a word processor's
    document.

    It's always going to be a two files because they are two different files
    types.

    I should add that the file with the pictures can get very, very large,
    larger than saving the files as jpgs (a compressed format) and sending
    those.

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    Q: When I e-mail recipes directly from the program the time appears to be
    wrong. It doesn't match my computer time. Why?

    A: The time is sent in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

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    Exchange - Tips for groups.yahoo.com Exchange Lists

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    Since there are quite a few popular recipe exchange groups at yahoo.com,
    we thought we'd set out a few tips to make your recipe collecting more
    MasterCook friendly. While these tips are specific to Yahoo, they are
    useful for troubleshooting difficulties you might be having at other
    sites, as well.

    First, make sure the mail you send/receive is NOT in html. MasterCook does
    not care for html formatting. (The digesting software used by many sites
    can be really confused by html messages, as well.) So avoid fancy
    signatures and fonts, colors, etc., when you are sending. If you use your
    own email program to send messages, set its options to use plain text, at
    least when your recipe lists are the addressee. By default, Yahoo will
    convert e-mail sent to you to html, so you should check this setting every
    time you join a list:

    Go to groups.yahoo.com and log on. Choose "My Groups", and then "Email
    Preferences"

    Then, for each email address where you receive your list mail, choose
    "Options"

    Make sure that there is a checkmark beside "Do not convert to HTML. Don't
    change the format of email sent to me."

    If you prefer, you can change your preferences by the group. For each
    recipe exchange group you belong to, click on "Edit My Membership" and, in
    the section "Message Format" make sure that there is a checkmark beside
    "Do not convert to HTML. Don't change the format of messages sent to me."
    Second, seriously consider saving your list mail into text files and using
    MCTagIt ( http://mctagit.com/ ) to process it into a file your MC can
    import. Even if the list messages are already in MasterCook Format, TagIt
    can actually FIX some of the problems caused by different email programs,
    such as those caused by mis-wrapped lines. However, if you access your
    list through web-only (using the Messages section for your group), message
    spacing is subtlely changed; text-format recipes (*.mxp or MC 4 format)
    will not be "true" mxp, and TagIt will not be able to process them. To
    solve this, view the individual message online and use the Forward command
    (just under the Messages title bar) to send the message to yourself. At
    the bottom of the form, UNcheck the box to wrap message text. (You'll get
    a confirmation that "your message has been posted" but the message will be
    forwarded to you, not posted again to the group.) TagIt will be able to
    process a text file of your forwarded e-mail message.

    Third, make sure you are not victimized by too-short lines. This is
    especially important if your group includes the xml (5/6/7 Export Format)
    version of recipes. Lines that wrap unexpectedly can corrupt the recipe,
    and maybe your cookbook, too. If you send mail to the group from your own
    email program, set its options either to not use word-wrap at all, or to
    INCREASE the line length (word-wrap) to the largest number possible.

    Use the following steps to set line-length for sending mail from yahoo.com
    and for the mail it sends you:

    Go to yahoo.com and log on. Select the icon for "Mail" at the top of the
    screen. On the Mail tab, choose "Mail Options"

    On the Mail Options page, choose "General Preferences", which is the first
    item in the column titled "Personalization"

    On the General Preferences Page, scroll down to the section titled
    "Messages."

    Change the setting for "Screen Width: (viewing plain text mail)" to the
    highest number possible (99).

    Change the setting for "Screen Width: (composing plain text mail)" to the
    highest number possible (99).

    Click the SAVE button
    [revised 12/02/03]

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    Exchange - Using MAPI Mail Clients (Outlook, Eudora, etc.)

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    Q. How do I configure MasterCook to work with other mail programs such as
    Eudora or Microsoft Outlook?

    A. All you need to do in MasterCook is set up "simple MAPI." You may also
    need to set it up in your communications software.

    Eudora 4.x
    From the Menu: Tools, Options, Click MAPI
    * Use Eudora MAPI Server: Always
    * Send single MAPI file attachment as inline attachment (*.txt and HTML
    files only)
    * OK

    PEGASUS 3

    Q. I was attempting to send a test mail using Pegasus and MAPI but
    couldn't do it. Is Pegasus MAPI compliant? And if it is, how do I set it
    up?

    A. I installed MAPI to use with Pegasus and it worked great.

    This it what I did. Using Windows Explorer I went to my Pegasus (Version
    3.1 for Win32) program folder and found this file "wpmmapi.exe", double
    clicked on it and followed the instructions for installing.

    Before installing MAPI there are some cautions to be aware of. If you have
    Windows Messaging or Outlook you may want to investigate further before
    doing this. You will have to make a choice between installing Simple MAPI
    and the other newer MAPI 1.0. Look in your Pegasus help folder for their
    information.

    When you have that finished, Go back to MasterCook, open a cookbook, click
    on a recipe that you want to export, Press Ctrl+M (or File/Export and
    Mail). From the "Sent To" pop up window there are 3 tabs, choose the tab
    labeled "Mail" and click on the button (at the top right) labeled "setup"
    and then click on "Use Simple MAPI Client", then click on "OK". Now try
    exporting the recipe to Pegasus. It doesn't seem to matter if Pegasus is
    open or closed when you export.

    OUTLOOK EXPRESS

    Make sure OE is set as your default e-mail program. Select Options from
    the OE Tools Menu. Use the General tab and look near the bottom. Select
    the Make Default button. (To change this back to another e-mail program
    use the Control Panel and select Internet Options and use the Programs
    tab.)

    NETSCAPE MESSENGER

    I gave this a try myself with Messenger:

    1. First I closed down Eudora (my current default e-mail program).
    2. Started Netscape and chose to start Messenger. At this point I was
    prompted if I wanted to make Messenger my default mail program, and I
    selected YES.
    3. Selected Preferences from the Messenger Edit Menu.
    4. Put a checkmark in the box: Use Netscape Messenger from MAPI-based
    applications. Pressed OK.
    5. Started MasterCook. Selected a recipe and chose Export and Mail from
    the MasterCook File Menu.
    6. Selected the Setup button in the Import window. Selected Use Simple
    MAPI (**NO checkmark in the Disable MAPI Client Interface**). Selected OK
    button.
    7. Filled in the To (with my e-mail address to test this), Subject and
    Message fields and pressed the send button. At this point MasterCook sent
    the recipe somewhere (the progress bar worked fine).
    8. Looked in the Sent folder in Messenger, and yes, MasterCook sent the
    recipe there.
    9. I send/get mail with Messenger, and the recipe is now in my Inbox.

    I usually use Eudora. I have never used Messenger before now and didn't
    mess with any other Messenger settings, so all other settings are default.
    I am using Netscape version 4.7. I wonder if the version of Messenger
    makes a difference? Also, I have both Messenger and MasterCook running
    when tried this. I then tried this with Messenger closed down and it still
    worked (MasterCook sent it to Messenger).

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    Exchange - Using MasterCook's Mail Applet

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    Q. I can't send mail. I try but nothing happens. How do I send recipes
    from MasterCook?

    A. Click the Setup button from the mail window and see which method of
    sending is checked.

    MasterCook gives us two choices.
    1) Simple MAPI
    2) Internet Mail Server

    The (2) Internet Mail Server is the preferred method to send recipes
    because the recipes will be sent as the program intends, without an email
    program manipulating the text (wordwrap, adding text formatting, etc.)
    They are sent directly from MasterCook w/o going through an e-mail
    program. You may need to establish your Internet connection going before
    trying to send your recipe.

    Select MAPI if you want MasterCook to pass the message on to your usual
    (default) mailer. (WARNING: Your email program may manipulate the text in
    ways you won't desire.) Next, make sure that MAPI is "enabled" as an
    option in your e-mail program. Some mailers don't support this but most of
    the biggies do: Eudora, Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator,
    etc. The message will be passed to the outbox in your mail program. Your
    e-mail program will send it out from there. You may need to have your
    e-mail program running before trying this. IMPORTANT: Sometimes e-mail
    programs remove or add blank lines in your messages. This does create
    problems when you try to import this recipe back into MasterCook.

    NOTE: Since AOL doesn't support MAPI or SMTP, AOL users will need to paste
    recipe(s) into an e-mail message or export the recipe(s) and send the
    recipe(s) as an attachment. Keep in mind that most e-mail lists don't
    allow attachments though. You may need to do the same thing if you have
    web-based e-mail, like Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.

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    Exchange - What is MAPI?

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    Think of MAPI as e-mail. It lets other programs use your communications
    software.

    MAPI is the acronym for Messaging Application Program Interface: a
    protocol or standard that other programs can count on working a certain
    way.

    When MAPI is on or enabled, MasterCook opens your e-mail program,
    addresses the mail, copies any message you've written and attaches
    recipe(s). The attachment can be sent as a separate file or included in
    the body of the text -- you set this up in the email program.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Exchange - Word-wrap has Several Meanings

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Exchange

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q. I thought word wrap was a good thing. Some of my friends cannot read my
    mail because the lines are too long so I use word wrap. Isn't word wrap
    what words do when they hit the edge of the window? Doesn't that mean
    word-wrap is on?

    A. Word wrap is something that happens to text.

    You don't see it happen while you are typing or editing mail. Word wrap
    happens out of sight, during the process of sending the message. The
    mailer will re-format the lines so none is longer than 76 or 80
    characters.

    Most email programs let you the maximum line length. Some programs let you
    turn word wrap off.

    Technically "wrap" refers to the automatic truncation of a long line of
    text in an e-mail message. Some e-mail programs automatically insert a
    hard carriage return when a line of text in a new or received message
    exceeds a specified number of characters in length (76 characters is
    typical). When a message has been forwarded -- and thus re-wrapped by
    several e-mail programs -- it's not uncommon for it to contain unnecessary
    carriage returns. Some e-mail programs provide a means of cleaning up such
    text to restore it to a tidier appearance.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Illustrated Importing directions

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Import Assistant Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    IMPORTING RECIPES THAT ARE IN MASTERCOOK FORMAT

    If the recipe is exported from MasterCook or Meal Master it will already
    be in a format that MasterCook recognizes. It will say something like *
    Exported from MasterCook * at the beginning of the recipe. Like this:


    You can select Import from the File menu to import these types of recipes.
    You don't need to edit these recipes first. In fact you shouldn't because
    MasterCook expects there to be blank lines in certain spots and certain
    spaces between words, etc. This is how it tells where one section of a
    recipe ends and another begins.

    If you receive a recipe like the one above in the Inbox of your e-mail
    program, you can use Simple MAPI to import it. MasterCook can read your
    Inbox (not any other mailboxes, however) and import one e-mail at a time
    (not several at once). This is great when you have a recipe that you want
    to import immediately into MasterCook. Here's how:

    1. Select Import from the File menu in MasterCook.

    2. Place a checkmark in the box for Use Simple MAPI and notice the Inbox
    icon that immediately appears just above it:


    3. Click on this Inbox icon to get MasterCook to scan the Inbox of your
    default e-mail program. Then you can select an e-mail message from the
    upper right corner of the Import window. NOTE: You need to be using an
    e-mail program that supports MAPI though -- like Outlook Express, Eudora,
    Netscape, etc. AOL does NOT support MAPI or SMTP, so it will not work.

    You can also save the recipes as a plain text file *.txt (not a Word
    document, etc.) by selecting Save As from the File menu of your e-mail
    program or web browser and save it to your computer. Then choose Import
    from the File menu and direct it to the *.txt file on your computer by
    selecting the folder in the upper left corner of the Import window. Then
    the files in that folder will appear in the upper right corner of the
    Import window. You can select ONE of these files and MasterCook will list
    the recipe titles that are inside that one file in the lower right corner
    of the Import window. (It can only import one file at a time, but that one
    file can contain more than one recipe.) NOTE: With AOL you can NOT 'Save
    As' from e-mail. It saves as Rich Text Format, not plain text. You will
    need to copy the text of the e-mail and paste it into NOTEPAD to Save As a
    plain text file with AOL.

    If you are having troubles with MasterCook not recognizing recipes inside
    the *.txt file, chances are the formatting has been messed with. Sometimes
    e-mail programs can add or remove the blank lines between recipe sections,
    etc. If this is the case, you will need to get the recipe back into a
    format that MasterCook recognizes before you can import it.

    Sometimes you will come across web sites that have several recipes in a
    file that you can easily import into MasterCook. For example, if you visit
    Mad's Recipe Emporium (http://madsrecipes.tripod.com/) you will find
    recipes that are already in MasterCook format. The files available here
    are in ZIP format. You will need a program like WinZip to extract the
    recipe file from the ZIP file. Once you get the recipe file out of the ZIP
    file then you can import it into MasterCook by selecting Import from the
    File menu and directing it to the recipe file. The reason why people use
    ZIP files is because ZIP files are smaller, compressed files and take less
    time to download. However, you will need to get the recipe file out of the
    ZIP file before you can use it.

    IMPORTING RECIPES THAT ARE NOT IN MASTERCOOK FORMAT

    If you get recipes in e-mail or find some on the Internet that are not in
    MasterCook format, you have several options:
    1. Hand type them in.
    2. Use the Import Assistant. (<-- Click on underlined link for example).
    3. Set them up in a plain text file in a format that MasterCook can
    recognize. See KitPatH's example: <Click Here>


    You can hand type them in or copy/paste and drag/drop text from an e-mail
    message or web page into an newly created recipe in MasterCook. TIP: Did
    you know you can highlight a set of ingredients and copy them to the
    Windows clipboard and then have MasterCook parse them out for you in the
    ingredient section? Here's an example:

    1. Copy some ingredients from a web page:

    2. Put your cursor in the ingredient section of a recipe in the Recipe
    Edit view:

    3. Select Paste Text into Ingredient from the Edit menu:

    4. And it will parse out the ingredients for you:

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Import Assistant - Auto-fill is not Working

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Import Assistant

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I copied recipes from an internet site into a MSPublisher document. The
    Import Assistant will take most of these recipes if I "Move to Recipe" the
    different sections, including Ingredients. Auto fill only adds the Title
    even when Title, Ingredients, & Directions are highlighted. A few of these
    recipes ARE accepted by auto-fill, though. What is wrong?

    A: I think the problem is that you are going from an MS Publisher document
    to MasterCook's IA. I just copied a recipe from the internet and pasted it
    into a Publisher document, which I then saved as a Publisher document with
    the .pub extension. Then I copied the recipe from the pub document into IA
    -- everything in the recipe went into the title, even though I had
    separated the different sections of the recipe by totally blank lines in
    the IA window.

    When I copied the same recipe directly from the internet site (I used
    foodtv.com) into IA, the recipe went in properly.

    Then, I copied the Publisher recipe text into Notepad. There were odd
    characters in the ingredient section that Notepad did not know what to do
    with, so it rendered them as boxes on the screen. So there are some sort
    of extra characters in there. Even when I backspaced in IA to delete
    trailing spaces in the ingredient line (or what showed as trailing
    spaces), IA still had trouble with the recipe. It looks in Notepad like
    the odd character is not at the end of the ingredient line, but at the
    beginning of a new ingredient line instead. And IA is not translating
    whatever it is into a space or box you can see on screen.

    I save my internet recipes into Notepad plain text files because I am sure
    that extra formatting will not be preserved. I suggest that you try
    copying your Publisher-saved recipes into Notepad, and cleaning them up,
    then using IA to import them. See if that won't work better.

    NOTES: The recipe should be in this format below in the Import Assistant
    if you are going to be using the Auto-Fill button:

    Recipe Title
    <insert a blank line here>
    list of ingredients
    <insert a blank line here>
    directions follow

    You could also have your recipe in this format as well:

    Recipe Title
    <insert a blank line here>
    Recipe Notes (these will auto-fill to the notes section)
    <insert a blank line here>
    list of ingredients
    <insert a blank line here>
    directions follow

    *I make sure there are no hidden characters between the recipe sections by
    putting my cursor in front of the first ingredient and then using the
    Backspace key up to the end of the recipe title and then use the Enter
    key. This way I know there is a true blank line inserted between the
    recipe title and ingredients. I do the same thing in between the
    ingredients and directions as well as between the recipe title and the
    notes.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Import Assistant - Pam's Illustrated Import Assistant Instructions

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Import Assistant

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Visit this web page for illustrated Import Assistant instructions:

    http://mc6help.tripod.com/UsingIA.htm

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Adding MasterCook-Formatted Cookbooks or Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I have some MasterCook Cookbooks and MasterCook Export Files that I
    have downloaded. I would like to import them into a particular MasterCook
    cookbook - can this be done? When I click on the file it immediately opens
    to MasterCook and want me to name the cookbook. If I try to import it,
    MasterCook does not read it as a file that can be imported. How do I
    handle this?

    A: For cook*book* files, you need to add the cookbooks to MasterCook
    first. Then you can move the recipes to whatever other cookbook you like
    and delete the original cookbook. The MasterCook Export files can be
    imported into MasterCook in your chosen cookbook.

    You need to know the actual file extension so you can see how to deal with
    the files. If Windows is not showing you the file extension of the files,
    you can change this. In Windows Explorer, while you have the folder
    containing your downloaded files highlighted, Tools > Folder Options, then
    the tab for View. Scroll down the list. In a section called Files and
    Folders, UNcheck the option for "Hide file extensions for known file
    types." Then OK out.

    MasterCook cookbook files have the following extensions:

    .mcf (if the cookbooks are in MasterCook 2/3/4 format), or
    .mc2 (if the cookbooks are in MasterCook 5/6 format).
    If the file extension is *.mcf , you need to add the cookbooks to
    MasterCook 5/6 by going to the main MasterCook menu and choosing
    File>Open, then directing MasterCook to those cookbook files. MasterCook
    will make its own copy, so the original *.mcf file can be deleted.

    If the file extension is *.mc2 , you add the cookbooks by using Windows
    Explorer to move or copy them to an MasterCook collection folder on your
    hard drive. Then open MasterCook and press F5 or Tools>Refresh file list
    for the cookbooks to be displayed in your cookbook browser. If you just
    double-clicka mc2 file, MasterCook will open the cookbook and register its
    location. Ordinarily, you would want this cookbook to be in a folder with
    your other cookbooks, so you can back it up easily.

    For the "MasterCook Export" files (these will have the .mxp or .mx2
    extensions), you should open MasterCook and then choose "Import" and
    direct MasterCook to those files. Do this with the target cookbook
    highlighted or open, and MasterCook will place them there. (TIP: Always
    import to a special cookbook first, just in case there is something
    corrupt in the recipes.) If you just double-clicka MasterCook Export file,
    MasterCook will open and want to create a separate cookbook for the
    recipes, even if there is just one recipe in that file.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Corrupt Recipe After Import

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How come after I import a recipe from MasterCook 5.x/6.x into a
    previous version, when I go to view the recipe, I get a "recipe corrupt
    error?"

    A: This more than likely isn't due to the XML code in the recipe, but
    rather because previous versions of MasterCook DON'T support the longer
    fields, such as in the ingredient and prep sections of the recipe nor
    numbers in the prep section.

    Preps longer than 20 chars and what earlier versions considers extra
    numbers in the prep field will cause problems.

    MasterCook3 has that problem of wanting numbers - integers in the units
    field and will bump them there if we give it the chance.

    For example, MasterCook 5.x/6.x will export an ingredient line like this:

    3/4 cup butter or margarine -- (1 1/2 sticks) room temperature

    If you change it to 1.5 or 1+1/2 sticks, MasterCook 3 will accept it in
    the prep field.

    To work well in MasterCook3 (and 4) try substituting this:

    3/4 cup butter or margarine
    or 1+1/2 sticks -- room temperature

    This is how the MasterCook version 4 for MAC will import the above
    ingredient line:
    3/4 cup butter or margarine -- (1 1/2 sticks) room temperature

    If there are NOTES :

    MasterCook 3 and 4 will keep importing stuff into the notes field until it
    reads something that stops it. like "Per serving."

    Five underlines (+++++) will stop MasterCook 4.

    There is no stopper for MasterCook3, it just keeps loading until it (a)
    runs out of room in the note or (b) reads something it recognizes, like
    the end of the file or words in the e-mail header (which comes in handing
    when importing from a digest).

    This ONLY happens with notes.

    Also, the fields in MasterCook 5.x/6.x are much longer than the fields in
    4.x, such as a long recipe title, and may be cut off in some instances
    when being imported into earlier versions of MasterCook.

    Recipes with several thousand characters in the directions field may also
    be reported as corrupt when opened in MasterCook 4.x.

    Please also remember when saving e-mail, it needs to be saved in text
    format, not HTML. HTML will cause problems too when importing recipes.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Duplicate Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How does MasterCook handle duplicate recipes during import?

    A: At the end of the import process it shows you which recipes have
    duplicate names. This information is displayed in two side by side
    windows, original recipes and newly imported recipes. You are then able to
    preview both recipes (by opening) and choose whether to keep them both
    (the new one will have a '2' after it) or delete the duplicate. "REMOVE"
    is only intended to remove the recipe from the list of duplicates - not
    from the cookbook.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Import Recipe Titles Displayed in Bold

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Does anyone know why some recipes are listed in bold while others are
    in plain text while viewing the list of recipes in the Import window
    before importing them?

    A: I figured this out by clicking on the question mark in the dialog box
    and then clicking on the recipe names. It states the recipes in bold are
    the MasterCook 4.0 formatted recipes. The recipes that are NOT bold are
    the MasterCook 5.x/6.x formatted recipes.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Mac Cookbooks

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I previously had my recipes on a MAC computer using MasterCook. Now I
    have a PC and am using MasterCook Deluxe 5.0/6.0. Will I be able to import
    all the recipes I have in files that I have created? If so, how?

    A: This is straight from the MC4 User's Manual, page 37, if you have that
    version. They are talking about the .mxp and .mcf formats, which MC used
    up until the introduction of MasterCook 5.0:

    [quote]
    Because both MasterCook for Windows and MasterCook for Macintosh use the
    same file format, each program can read cookbooks created or edited with
    the other. . . . If you're using Windows, all you have to do to read a
    MasterCook for Macintosh cookbook file is:

    - Give the cookbook file an "eight and three" file name -- an
    eight-character file name followed by a three-character file extension,
    with the file extension ".MCF".

    - Save the cookbook file on a disk formatted for DOS/Windows.
    [end quote]

    So once you have your Mac cookbooks properly named and saved on a
    Windows-formatted diskette, you can start MasterCook on your PC, and then
    choose Open from the MasterCook 5.0/6.0 File Menu and direct the program
    to your floppy drive. MasterCook will make its own copy of the cookbook.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Mangia! Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How do I get my recipes transferred from Mangia to MasterCook?

    A: Unfortunately Mangia doesn't allow you to import or export recipes from
    it. If you can't export your recipes (get them out of the program), then
    you aren't going to be able to import them into another program like
    MasterCook. MasterCook cannot read Mangia's cookbook files (*.ckb) so it
    cannot open them either. What others have done is select all the recipes
    inside one of their Mangia cookbooks and use the Generic/Text Only print
    driver to print the recipes to a file (*.prn). Then they edit that file
    (*.prn) to get the recipes into a format that MasterCook recognizes and
    save the file as a plain text file (*.txt) to import into MasterCook.

    The best way to make sure you get all the information included in the
    recipe from Mangia is to select a layout that shows the most recipe
    sections before trying to print to file. For example, double click on a
    recipe to open it up. From the Recipe Card menu choose Select Layout. If
    you use 16" Display Layout you will see most of the recipe sections
    (course, servings, method, etc.) However, if you use Just Recipe (letter
    size) it will NOT show the course, method, etc., therefore it will not
    print to file either.

    For more information on printing to file see this discussion:

    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.eecd5f1

    For more information on importing recipes into MasterCook 5.x/6.x see this
    web page:

    http://mc6help.tripod.com/ImportingRecipes.htm

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Micro Cookbook Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I have Cookworks Micro Cookbook 5.5. All my recipes are loaded on this
    software and I want to import these recipes into MasterCook. How can I do
    this?

    A: The two programs don't share exactly the same fields, but Micro
    Cookbook will export to MasterCook file format. You could then rename it
    so that your text editor will open this file.

    This from MasterCook version 4 README.TXT file. I'm including all of Micro
    Cookbook's versions for the record. I see that Micro Cookbook version 5.5
    is newer than the ones listed here so you will need to search the menus
    and help file in Micro Cookbook to find a way to export recipes to a plain
    text file. See if it will export in MasterCook or Meal Master format. Edit
    the resulting file so that MasterCook will import it. Check out this
    website for more info about the MasterCook format:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/2073/

    * Problem: How do I export a recipe from Micro Cookbook 3.x? (Windows
    version)
    * Solution: Click on File in upper left corner of the screen. Click on
    Open Cookbook. Select a cookbook by highlighting it and clicking on Open.
    Highlight a chapter to select it. Click on the arrow to the left of the
    cookbook name to see a list of recipes within that cookbook. Choose a
    recipe to be exported by highlighting it and double-clicking to view the
    recipe. Click on File, then select Export as Text. Create a name for the
    file to be exported and click Save.

    * Problem: How do I export a recipe from Micro Cookbook 3.x? (DOS version)
    * Solution: In main menu press the <F1> key, to Select a Recipe from an
    Index. Using the arrow keys, select the recipe by highlighting the name
    and clicking on Enter. In the recipe view use the arrow keys to highlight
    FUNCTIONS in the lower right hand corner. Click on Enter. On the drop-down
    menu use arrow keys to highlight F8 Export Recipe and press enter or <F8>.
    Create a name for the file to be exported (up to 8 characters), or use the
    default name that appears. Click on Enter.

    * Problem: How do I export recipes from Micro Cookbook 4.x?
    * Solution: Highlight a cookbook to view recipes. Click OK. In the Recipe
    window, type a recipe name to search the database or use the scroll bar to
    search for a recipe. Click on the recipe(s) you want to export (the box to
    the left of the recipe will be marked showing which recipes you've
    selected). Click the View button to the right. Click the printer icon on
    the tool bar. In Print Options window, click on the box next to "Print to
    Text File". Click OK.

    * Problem: How do I export recipes from Micro Cookbook 5.0?
    * Solution: At the start, click on Recipes. In Micro Cookbook 5.0
    Categories select a category by clicking on the View button in the lower
    right corner. Select a recipe by highlighting it and clicking again on
    View. In Recipe View click on the Print icon located on the tool bar. In
    the Print window click on the box located next to "Print to File", then
    click OK. In the Print to File window, type a name for the file you will
    be exporting. Select a drive and/or directory and click OK.


    The main thing that is different about the two formats is Micro Cookbook
    lets us put the preparation before or after the ingredient. MasterCook
    expects the preparation to follow the ingredient, so that can mess up
    import unless you edit your Micro Cookbook recipes with MasterCook in
    mind. Another difference is Micro Cookbook also has subtitles and
    MasterCook doesn't. You could move the subtitle to Micro Cookbook's note
    field or somewhere in the directions to make sure you don't lose that.

    Use Import (from the File menu) into MasterCook, not the Import Assistant.
    The categories, serving sizes and author should export. I recommend you
    try exporting a few Micro Cookbook recipes to an MXP file and importing
    them into MasterCook. The results will give you some hints on how to edit
    Micro Cookbook recipes to import into MasterCook with fewer problems.

    You might want to check out NoteTab, clipbooks and MC-TagIt, too.

    NoteTab is a versatile plain text editor. Clipbooks make it great.
    http://www.notetab.com/libraries.htm

    MC-TagIt is like MC Buster. MC-TagIt is a freeware utility written by
    Gail. MC-TagIt is a tool that converts recipes (generic and mxp) into
    MasterCook 5.x/6.x tagged format - MC-TagIt recognizes the new fields in
    the new MasterCook. http://www.mctagit.com/

    Pat Hanneman wrote a clipbook to prepare recipes for MC-TagIt. Look for
    Pat's clipbooks here:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~kitpath/M...ources.htm#ntp

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - More Than One File at a Time

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    MasterCook can import many recipes at one time, but it can only look in
    one file at a time. So what do you do if you have saved your
    MasterCook-formatted recipes in individual files?

    Do you have Word? You could use Word's Insert>File to combine several
    files into a larger one. You might be able to find or construct a macro to
    do this. If you really have a lot of files, the macro would be worth
    investigating.

    Do you have NoteTab? (You can get a free version by download at
    http://www.notetab.com ) I find that the tabs at the top help me keep
    better track of where I am when I do copying and combining. Open multiple
    documents at a time in one step. You can use the right-click "copy all"
    choice to quickly copy an entire file to the clipboard, then hop over to
    the "master document" tab to paste -- same screen and very easy to see. Or
    designate your "master document" as a paste board (Document > Use as Paste
    Board) -- anything you copy will automatically be pasted on your "master."
    This saves having to select the text first -- one step saved! And you can
    easily change the default document folder so your folder of choice opens
    up first and you don't have to surf to it. Keep Windows Explorer open at
    the same time so you can move the finished files right out of the queue.

    And a really old-fashioned way -- use DOS. This assumes that all your
    files have the same file extension (such as *.txt) and that they are all
    in the same folder/directory/drive. Open a DOS window and change to the
    directory/drive where you keep your files (the new combined file will be
    created in the directory you start with). Then type:

    copy *.txt allfiles.doc

    Note that the two file extensions are different. It doesn't really matter
    too much what they are as long as they are not the same. This will create
    a new file (allfiles.doc) that contains your individual txt files, and you
    will still have the individual files unchanged. One source indicates that
    this will not work unless the total file length of the new file is less
    than 64,000 bytes, so you may end up moving files and folders around to
    make several larger files (allfil1.doc, allfil2.doc, etc.) of the
    appropriate length. Then you can use Word or another text editor to copy
    and paste together (or use Word's Insert>File).

    MORE: The copy command seems to work better from within a single drive and
    directory (folder).

    So set your txt files up in a single folder (directory) -- only 64,000
    bytes total in each folder. Then exit to DOS, then change directories with
    the cd command until you are in the same directory as your files -- all
    *before* actually giving the copy command. (Prior experiments indicated
    that this procedure didn't work as well if the individual files and the
    new combined files were on a different drive. So stay in the same drive,
    and work with files within the same directory (folder) just to be on the
    safe side.)

    When using the DOS method, make sure:

    You have enough room for the new file
    The file extension of the new 'master' combined file is different from the
    extension of the files you want to aggregate.
    You rename the new combined file to have a *.txt extension before you try
    to import into MasterCook.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Previous MasterCook Version Cookbooks

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    Categories : Importing

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    Do you have cookbooks from a previous version of MasterCook that weren't
    converted when you installed MasterCook 5.x/6.x?

    You can open cookbooks written by MasterCook versions 2, 3, and 4. Select
    Open from the MasterCook 5.x/6.x File Menu and point it to your *.mcf
    files. MasterCook will make its own copy, leaving the cookbook intact that
    it converted from.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Recipes From AOL

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

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    AOL 4 uses HTML and rich text -- that makes it's hard to import recipes
    into MasterCook. Hard because it won't save as plain text.

    Because I use AOL 4.0, I can't just save a MC-Recipe post as a .txt file
    and then import it (like I used to do with AOL 3.0) because it carries
    HTML tags that cause MasterCook 3.03 to choke. So what I have to do is
    "select" the text of the e-mail and then save it to a file in NoteTab Std
    (or Microsoft's Notepad). I don't even have to use NoteTab's "strip HTML
    tags" function. I just can't use the "Save As" function with the entire
    e-mail.

    So I "selected" the entire message, including all the XML stuff, the
    MasterCook 4.0 and the MasterCook 5.0/6.0 format and then copied them to a
    new folder in NoteTab. Saved the folder and opened MasterCook 3.03. No
    problems--recipe imported just fine and MasterCook 3.03 ignored all the
    XML.

    Whatever the import problem from AOL to MasterCook 5.x/6.x, I don't think
    it comes from importing directly from an e-mail folder, because AOL's
    folders are not plain text. So, for AOL users the only option is to cut
    and paste the body of the e-mail into a separate .txt file and then
    import. I've only tried this a few times to see if it worked (normally I
    use Buster to edit and clean the recipes first).

    A: When I download one of the digests, the download manager in AOL allows
    me to select save as a text file and what folder to save it in. It opens
    automatically in NotePad, and if it's too big, it asks if I want to open
    in WordPad. I have no problem importing from there.

    A: The trick with AOL is that you can't use the File|Save As function with
    your MC-Recipe e-mails, because there are rich text/HTML tags that AOL
    sends along that cause MasterCook (all versions) to choke.

    So what you have to do is open a new file in MS Notepad or WordPad (go to
    Start|Program|Accessories and then chose either--but note that WordPad
    allows you to have a bigger file). Then go back to AOL and "Select" the
    text of the recipe you want to keep (including the * Exported from
    MasterCook * header) by dragging your mouse diagonally over the recipe
    while you hold the left button down, then go to Edit|Copy (or use your
    right mouse button to chose "copy"). Hop back to your Notepad or WordPad
    file and "Paste" (either using Edit|Paste or right mouse button "Paste").
    Leave at least one blank line between each recipe you copy and paste.

    When you've got a bunch of recipes pasted, save your file (I use the date
    for identifying files, so I save as: 17June99.txt. Save it to a folder in
    your directory where you can easily find it. You can create a new folder
    by going to Start|Windows Explorer. Then choose the drive where you want
    to save your recipes and go up to File|New and create a new Folder. I
    created a folder for "MC Recipes" right on the D: drive. (These directions
    are based on Windows 95--I'm assuming it's similar for Windows 98).

    Now open up MasterCook 5.x/6.x and open your Import Cookbook. (It's best
    to have a special cookbook just for the temporary import of recipes. Once
    you're sure they've imported OK you can move them to a final destination
    cookbook and delete the recipe from the temporary import cookbook). Go to
    File|Import and you will get a screen with a window showing the contents
    of your hard drive on the left. Scroll down until you find your MC Recipe
    folder. Then you should see in the box on the right your saved .txt files.
    Select the one you wish to import and you should see a list of the recipes
    appearing in that file in the middle box. "Select All" and Import.
    Voila--all the recipes should appear in your cookbook.

    One more tip. There is a neat text-editing program called NoteTab Standard
    (or NoteTab Pro), which is available for about $10.00 from
    www.notetab.com. This is a wonderful help for the above procedure! One of
    the best features is you can open a "New" document and then go to the menu
    bar and choose Document|Use As Paste Board. Once you've done this,
    everything that you "select" and "copy" in AOL is automatically pasted
    into this document (without your having to hop back and forth between
    programs). Also if you were to "save" an e-mail that's not a recipe (say
    something from the MasterCook chat list) and wanted to read it later, you
    would open it in NoteTab and use the Modify|Strip HTML Tags in order to
    make it readable.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Safe Importing Guidelines

    Recipe By :
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    Categories : Importing

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    Some points to remember:

    * You should at least give the eagle eye to any recipe before importing
    it.

    * Use a special cookbook just for newly-imported recipes. That way, if
    something corrupts it, you haven't lost all your treasured collections.
    Try searching through this cookbook to make sure it functions just fine.
    Also select Refresh File List from the Tools menu to make sure all the
    cookbooks are accounted for. If there is a corrupt one, it will have
    problems refreshing the screen.

    If you do have problems refreshing the screen shut down the program. Then
    go into the collection folder and remove the problem child to another
    place on your computer. Go into the MC Tools folder and delete the MC
    World.mcw file. (This file will be recreated the next time you start up
    the program.) Now start back up the program. If it runs fine, then you
    know your cookbook is corrupt.

    * The "safest" recipes are those that were exported from MasterCook
    without using an e-mail program (SMTP). Using an e-mail program (either
    Simple MAPI or insert by cut-and-paste) leaves the recipe vulnerable to
    mis-wrapped lines, broken tags, among other things. If a recipe does have
    mis-wrapped lines, at best you will get a funny-looking import; at worst,
    your cookbook will be corrupted.

    * If using an e-mail program, compact/compress your mailbox(es). This gets
    rid of the bits and pieces that hang around after you delete e-mail or
    move it to another folder.

    * Save all your e-mail as text files, including the headers (if you want
    them). You can do this directly through some e-mail programs, or use
    copy/paste into Notepad or other text editor.

    * Run the text files through MCTagIt or Buster. They could catch some
    problems. Import the tagged or busted file.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Scanning Recipes (Part 1 - Acquiring a Scanner and Software to Accompany It)

    Recipe By :
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    Part I - Acquiring a Scanner
    Part II - Using the Scanner to Convert Recipes
    Part III - Cleaning Up Before Importing


    Part 1 - Acquiring a Scanner and Software to Accompany It

    This section is for people starting out. You want to be able to easily
    take already printed material and have it "magically" appear in
    MasterCook.

    Well, "Magic" takes a lot of hard work (just ask David Copperfield or
    Lance Burton). But we'll try, in this 3 part series, to make "Magic" a
    reality!!

    The first item of business is to decide on what type of scanner to buy.
    Part of that buying decision involves opening up the wallet and counting
    how much green is stashed there that your significant other doesn't know
    about (ignore the moths, they won't get you a thing!!).

    There are tree basic types of scanners, ranging from narrow hand held
    devices capable of scanning a single column of magazine or newspaper text,
    to giant flat- bed scanners capable of handling the largest documents
    imaginable. We probably want to eliminate the devices at both ends of the
    scale.

    Starting at the low end of the scale (and disappearing rapidly from the
    scene) are the hand held devices that you roll across a page by hand and
    which scan the entire width of the page. Smaller units, which can span
    only a single column of text are no longer economically feasible (even if
    they sold for under $5.00). These hand held devices have only one
    advantage. If you are trying to scan a thick magazine or a book, they may
    be able to do a better job of rendering the text next to the binding.

    In the middle are the sheet fed scanners. Often they are combined with a
    PC fax machine and copier combination. If you don't already own these
    other devices, you can get your scanner FREE by shopping for the right
    combo unit. The advantage of these units is that you can pile in a lot of
    documents and the scanner will automatically feed, scan, and convert these
    documents without human intervention. The drawback is that each document
    must be a single sheet. (Do you want to rip up that $1200 rare collector's
    edition of the cookbook from the Mayflower in order to avoid typing it in
    by hand??)

    At the top end are the flat bed scanners. You position the document on a
    glass/plastic plate, just like early (and some small modern) copy
    machines. The document is then scanned into the computer. Up until
    recently, flat bed scanners tended to be VERY expensive. Now they come as
    part of multi-function machines just like sheet fed systems. These
    scanners may have problems getting an accurate image near the binding of
    books and magazines. However, because the source document is stationary,
    and the moving mechanism very accurate, these scanners produce the best
    overall image, leading to the most accurate OCR output. Prices on
    stand-alone units are as low as $99 for a bargain basement unit, $129 for
    a reasonably good quality unit, and on up from there. I've seen one for
    $7300.00!!!

    For our purposes, we also need to consider the software that comes
    packaged with the unit. Some will have NO extra software, some will have a
    very basic image editor, similar to Paint. Others will include a stripped
    down OCR program and maybe a little better image editor. More expensive
    models may come bundled with top notch programs of both types. My $399
    (special at Office Depot) Xerox Xi70 Work Center (PC fax, copier, color
    inkjet printer, and flatbed scanner) came with Pagis Pro scanning and
    image index management, fully integrated Textbridge OCR, and MGI
    PhotoSuite image manipulation. These are all GOOD programs and would serve
    you well.

    The trade-off is if you feel that you are going to wind up investing in
    more capable software to save you time and hassle (see Part 2 for more
    info), then try to save money by getting the BEST hardware with the LEAST
    software. But if you want to take care of the whole works in one shot,
    then look for Textbridge, Presto, or OmniPage OCR software in the bundle.

    Considering the range of units available in all three types, I couldn't
    begin to put all the necessary information you need in this write-up. So
    I'm going to supply you with some links and turn you loose to do the
    detailed research yourself.

    PC Magazine:
    http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pclabs/per/scan.html
    http://www8.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/scanners/intro.htm

    PC World Top 10 Scanners:
    http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...07,pg,1,00.asp

    PC Computing:
    http://www.zdnet.com/pccomp/stories/...386482,00.html

    Or get wild and crazy (I'm a Steve Martin Kinda guy) and enter the
    following on ANY search engine:

    Scanners AND review

    Then follow the links for another 100 years, at which time it won't matter
    any more - EVERYTHING will be digital!!


    Happy Scanning, Enjoyable Cooking, and Good Eating to all!!

    Bryan C=[8-)}

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Scanning Recipes (Part 2 - Using the Scanner to Convert Recipes)

    Recipe By :
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    Part I - Acquiring a Scanner
    Part II - Using the Scanner to Convert Recipes
    Part III - Cleaning Up Before Importing

    Part II

    Using the Scanner to Convert Recipes.

    This section assumes that you have acquired a scanner in some fashion and
    now want to use it to automatically "type" recipes from magazines,
    newspapers, recipe cards, cookbooks, etc. for you.

    This process usually begins with someone asking a question like the
    following:

    "I got a scanner for Christmas (Birthday, Ground Hog Day, etc.). Now how
    do I copy a magazine (newspaper, cookbook, etc.) recipe and have it placed
    into a cookbook?"

    First of all, a scanner only creates a computer-readable picture of the
    material being scanned. The scanner itself cannot tell that there are any
    characters on the page. Another program, called an Optical Character
    Recognition (OCR) program is required. An entry-level version of such a
    program may have been included in the software package that came with your
    scanner. This program has the gihugeic task of trying to "read" this
    picture and turn it into text characters in an order that resembles the
    order in which they occur on the page. It has to be able to recognize
    photographs, graphics, and other items that won't get converted to text.
    It has to recognize columns so that it can "read" down one column and then
    start over again at the top of the next column. In view of the complexity
    of the task, it's a wonder that it works at all!! And sometimes we have to
    help it along a little.

    This commentary, by necessity, must be general in nature. You will need to
    frequently reference the manual that came with the equipment. It may be a
    manual printed on paper or an on-line manual accessible through the
    program.

    The first step is to actually scan the document. Most scanners allow some
    choice in selecting what type of document is being scanned. You should
    choose 300 dpi black line scanning. In some cases this is called "letter"
    scanning. You may have to set configuration options to reach this
    criteria. Higher dpi levels are desirable only for type faces smaller than
    10 points. Most OCR software is optimized for 300 dpi.

    In my opinion, the three "biggies" in OCR software are OmniPage, Presto!
    and TextBridge. An entry level version of one of these programs may have
    been supplied with your scanner. Depending on the results you get, you may
    want to upgrade to the "complete" version of one of these packages. Cost
    to upgrade is typically around $99 with some of the companies offering
    special deals if you will switch from one of their competitors.

    Once the initial scan is completed, you are usually offered the
    opportunity to intervene manually in the process. One scanning package
    allows you to manipulate a rectangle to define which portion of the
    initial scan you want to have re-scanned and processed. Another package
    defines a number of "zones" on the page, each zone typically comprising a
    specific typeface. You can manipulate the boundaries of these zones,
    eliminate zones, or renumber the order in which the zones will be placed
    in the output.

    At this point the actual converted stream of text characters is created.
    Some packages have a built-in dictionary and will present obvious errors
    along with an enlarged view of the original document so that you can
    specify corrections on the spot. Some packages have a "training" mode. If
    the program consistently fails to recognize a certain character or
    characters correctly, then you can teach it the correct interpretation.
    Usually, however, such attempts at "training" only seem to make matters
    worse overall. This is because the program gets locked into the training
    file and lacks flexibility in consulting other alternative interpretation
    files when it encounters difficulties with "untrained" characters.

    This stream of output characters can be directed to a Text Editor
    (NotePad, WordPad, NoteTab, ClipPad, etc.) or a word processor (MC Word,
    Corel WordPerfect, XYWrite, etc.). This may happen automatically based on
    configuration information supplied to the program or you may be required
    to specify the destination program of file location after each scan. I
    have found that best results are obtained by sending the stream to a Text
    Editor and then saving the file as Text Only. At a later time I open the
    file with a work processor so that I can use Macros, Spell Checker, and
    other functions not generally available in a Word Processor. With some OCR
    programs, if you send directly to a Word Processor, the column formatting
    is retained, creating very short lines of test - not what you want to
    import to your cookbook.

    Using the Word Processor to cleanup the OCR errors in preparation for
    importing to MasterCook is the subject of Part III.

    You will get widely varying results depending on the quality of printing
    of the original document, what form the original document was in (recipe
    card, cookbook, newspaper, magazine, etc.) and what type of scanner you
    have. Here is an example of particularly bad results:

    APPISAUCE~ATMEAL COOKIES WiTh RAISINS
    oatmeal cookies aTe da~4 into a ~nilla
    Nonstick spray coating
    ~ cup margarine, softened
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    ~ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    I egg
    ~ cup unsweetened applesauce
    1/'4 CUpS all-purpose flour
    1Y4 cups regular or quick-cooking rolled oats
    A1 cup raisins
    1A cup powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon milk
    'A teaspoon vanilla
    Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick coating; set cookie sheet aside.

    In a large mixing bowl beat the margarine with an electric mixer on
    mediU'n to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and
    baking soda. Beat mixture till thoroughly combined, scraping the sides of
    the bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and applesauce. Beat in as much of
    the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a
    wooden spoon. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop dough by rounded
    tea-Spoons 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

    Bake in a 3750 oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are light brown.
    Remove cookies from cookie sheet. Cool on a wire rack.

    F~r glaze, stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Dip cooled
    cookies into glaze. Let dry on wire rack. Makes about 30.
    Per Cook~
    CaJo'ie~ 88
    Total Fat~ g
    &itumLedfat <ig
    cboiesterol 7mg
    Sodium~35 mg
    ccirtohyd~Ie lsg
    Fiber (ig
    Ig

    Now, no matter how bad this looks, if you count the number of actual
    errors, it is still a rather small percentage, about 8-10%. If you are as
    bad a typist as I, then this may give you a better result than typing the
    whole recipe by hand. As you can see by this example the cleanup process
    can be significant (especially from newspapers). Once the recipe is
    cleaned up and ready, it must be saved as an ASCII DOS Text file (AKA
    plain text).

    I know this sounds like a complicated process (and it can be). But once
    you do a few, it becomes much easier. I personally scan in preference to
    retyping every time. And remember that the above bad example is about as
    bad as it gets.

    There are several things that you can do to help your OCR software do a
    better job. You never notice how faint some magazine printing can get, but
    your scanner sure sees the difference. If you have trouble only with a few
    recipes from a given magazine, try photocopying them, enlarging them as
    much as possible and getting the best contrast possible. If you have
    trouble with an entire publication, then it is usually the typeface used.
    In that case, try to find someone else with a different OCR program and
    try converting with that. Almost ALL newspapers need to be photocopied
    before trying to convert. At even then it's'a crap shoot; newspaper print
    quality is not meant to be high grade!! Documents printed by high quality
    printing processes are most suitable for OCR. This includes laser
    printers, printing presses, and books. Pages printed on inkjet printers as
    well as newspaper articles will give good results, but there will be more
    mistakes than with laser printed originals. Items printed on dot matrix
    printers and FAX machines do not produce good results with OCR software.

    Trying to scan bound materials on a flatbed scanner can cause problems at
    the bound edge of pages. See section I on advantages and disadvantages of
    different types of scanners.


    Many thanks to all those who contributed, knowingly or unknowingly, to
    this section, including, but limited to Jim Bryant and Brenda Adams.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Scanning Recipes (Part 3 - Cleaning Up Before Importing)

    Recipe By :
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    Part I - Acquiring a Scanner
    Part II - Using the Scanner to Convert Recipes
    Part III - Cleaning Up Before Importing


    Part III - Cleaning Up Before Importing

    This section deals with the unique problems created by OCR scanning and
    addresses some methods to reduce the drudgery.

    OK, so by now you have managed to figure out your scanner hardware and
    software and have actually produced a text document. But it doesn't take
    much looking to figure out that we aren't nearly out of the woods, yet!!

    Depending on the quality of the document scanned and the "goodness" of
    your OCR software, your results are going to range from "pretty darn good"
    to "what in the heck IS this trash"!! If it's really bad, either give up
    and enter it by hand, or go back to the scanner, adjust settings, try to
    improve the document quality, etc. If it's really good, you may be only a
    few keystrokes away from perfection.

    But WATCH OUT!! You have to be very careful and inspect those fractions
    that show up. You will usually get the single character version of the
    fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, and 3/4. And a lot of the time they will be
    WRONG. So double-check those carefully.


    As far as rearranging the data for MasterCook format, that is another
    whole subject, fully addressed is several other places. What we are
    looking at here is the steps that need to be taken before the file is
    ready to be finalized into MasterCook format.

    The first problem is those pesky fractions. MasterCook doesn't recognize
    the single character version that we have in many places in our scanned
    recipes. So these have to be converted to the 3 character version. And the
    average input page is going to have a fair number of "typos" created by
    the scanning process (in addition to any that made it past the proofreader
    in the initial publication process). There are several approaches that we
    might take to handle these problems, depending on how much material we are
    scanning and trying to import.

    One approach is to use a text editing program or a word processing program
    that will handle text only documents without screwing them up. We can now
    use the Find and Replace functionality of this program to locate the
    fractions and automatically change them to the correct form. And very
    quickly you are going to get tired of doing the same 4 Find and Replace
    steps in every document put out by the scanner. That's when you learn how
    to record or input a macro which then allows you to do these 4 steps with
    1 special keystroke (typically). And as you go along, you will find
    yourself adding to this macro or creating others to reduce very repetitive
    operations.

    Your Text Editor or Word Processor should have a spelling checker. And the
    spelling checker can be "taught" to recognize and correct errors
    introduced by the OCR process. The only problem is that these programs are
    a lot dumber than you might imagine. You would think that once you had
    taught it that "sguar" is really "sugar" it could remember that and make
    the same correction automatically for every new document created. And it
    DOES with most programs but ONLY if you are typing the words in from the
    keyboard. This function is called AutoCorrect or AutoReplace in most
    programs. So each time you go to process a new document, you have to again
    "teach" it that "sguar" is really "sugar" all over again and then it
    behaves nicely for the rest of the checking, IF you specify Change All (or
    Replace All, depending on the program).

    One way to eliminate some of this work is to make very large documents out
    of a bunch of small ones (kind of like a digest). As you finish scanning
    each document and have it in text only format, just cut out all the
    information from the new document and paste it onto the end of the
    preceding document(s). You are going to have to do this, at least to some
    degree, anyway since recipes will not always end at the end of a page, but
    continue onward to the next page. Now you only have to teach it the
    correct spelling of a word once at the beginning of the large document and
    not multiple times at the beginning of a bunch of the single pages.

    Now once you have this process down pat and have proceeded onward to
    getting everything where it belongs so MasterCook can import it, you are
    probably going to start grabbing everything ever printed and running it
    through your scanner (it's addicting - I know: I'm a recovering
    "scanner"). And you are going to get bogged down in a lot of necessary,
    repetitive detail. And it's going to get boring, and tedious. And the fun
    is going to diminish or go away entirely. But wait!!! There's still hope!!
    Now you need to find out about some truly Magic Programs.

    The first bit of Magic is a freeware/shareware program called NoteTab.
    It's a great Text Editor with a lot of very nice features. And to get all
    the features I highly recommend getting the $9.95 version called NoteTab
    Standard. In the meantime you can download the free version, NoteTab
    Light, and start getting ready for some serious (and fun) business.
    NoteTab has a programming language that can be learned very easily for
    what we are going to do with it. We are going to create a true
    "AutoCorrect" spell checker. Once we teach NoteTab the correct version of
    a misspelled word, it will AUTOMATICALLY correct that word in every new
    document we produce. And it can help us take care of some of the
    formatting chores also. And make our recipes look just the way we want
    them. One nice(??) thing about the errors that scanners make is that they
    are pretty consistent, at least within a given publication. In some
    typefaces the OCR software may consistently confuse the letter "n" and the
    letter pair "ri". And this may go both ways. As we use our normal spell
    checker, we note which words are encountered most often and then add these
    to our "automatic" checker in NoteTab.

    Now when we finish scanning a document, we load it in NoteTab and run our
    version of "AutoCorrect", and then use NoteTab's Spell Checker (not
    available in NoteTab Light) to find some more words that we may need to
    add to our "AutoCorrect" list. The more documents we process, the fewer
    errors for the regular Spell Checker to find. So pretty soon we're flying
    again!! And having a ball!! And our significant other can't drag us away
    from the scanner and threatens to have us committed.

    Well, actually, before we get to that point, we hit another stumbling
    block. There still is a lot of work to be done so that when MasterCook
    imports the recipe, it is all nice and clean and all the information is
    where we want it, just the way we want it. (I'm really anal about
    everything being "just so" in my recipes)!! Again, NoteTab to the rescue
    along with another Magic Program called MC-TagIt. Unfortunately, MC-TagIt
    doesn't work for anything prior to MasterCook 5 (fortunately there's a
    program called MC Buster that does much the same thing for MasterCook 4
    and prior).

    Now, in my recipes, I consider "1 cup onion, chopped" to be a totally
    different quantity than "1 cup chopped onion". (Measure a cup of whole
    onions, take them out, chop them up, and then see if you have 1 cup). This
    can be particularly true when you take something like a tablespoon of
    parsley. There is a tremendous difference between a tablespoon of parsley
    and a tablespoon of chopped parsley. And some of the ingredients in the
    Ingredient List in MasterCook reflect this difference. Depending on
    exactly how you state the ingredient name, the nutritional analysis may
    vary significantly. Check boneless pork, then check pork ribs. Now what
    happens if you enter pork ribs, boneless?? You are going to be way off.

    My trick to take care of these problems is to treat these instances as
    "spelling errors". In my "AutoCorrect" function in NoteTab I have taught
    it to replace "pork ribs, boneless" with "boneless pork ribs". And then in
    MasterCook I have copied the information from "boneless pork" into a new
    ingredient named "boneless pork ribs". (You COULD merely create a synonym
    for boneless pork called boneless pork ribs, but then on your shopping
    list it would just say "boneless pork" and you might not remember that you
    needed to get the boneless ribs).

    There are also two freeware libraries, designed specifically for use with
    MasterCook recipes, available for NoteTab. These can help tremendously in
    getting past the drudgery of getting everything ready to import by
    automating many of these steps and reducing others to just a
    keystroke/mouse click or two.

    So now you know what you need to do, all you need is the information on
    where to get this good stuff. So HERE it is:

    NoteTab Light and NoteTab Standard:

    http://www.notetab.com/

    MC-Tagit for MasterCook 5.x/6.x courtesy of Gail Shermeyer:

    http://mctagit.com/

    NoteTab Clip Libraries for MasterCook 5 courtesy of Pat Hanneman of
    KitPatH:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~kitpath/

    MC Buster courtesy of Glen Hosey

    http://thehoseys.com/

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - The Keyword Format Loads More Fields

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Another way to set up recipes in a text file is the keyword format. It
    lets you import 8 parts of a recipe and works in versions 3, 4, 5 and 6.

    NAME:
    SERVES:
    SOURCE:
    COURSES:
    ELAPSED TIME:
    COMMENTS:
    INGREDIENTS:
    DIRECTIONS:

    These keywords correspond to MasterCook's Title, Number of Servings,
    Author, Categories, Preparation Time, Notes, Ingredients and Directions.

    In the example, highlight all of the recipe starting with NAME: Thai
    Chicken Thighs and ending with Crescent Books (1994: New York)

    Copy and paste that selection into MasterCook 5.0 Import Assistant (IA) .
    Use [Auto-Fill] to import all the text into the proper fields.

    Like the 5@ method, you can import recipes with this format from a text
    file by using Import.

    ------------[keyword example]--------------

    NAME: Thai Chicken Thighs
    SERVES: 6
    SOURCE: Grilling Step by Step
    COURSES: Appetizers, Poultry
    ELAPSED TIME: 20
    COMMENTS: Prep 20 min; marinate 1 hr; cook 20 mins
    INGREDIENTS:
    2 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs
    6 cloves garlic
    1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    3 cilantro, coarsely chopped
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    PREPARE AND HEAT barbecue.

    1. Trim the chicken thighs of excess fat and tendons.

    2. Place garlic, peppercorns, cilantro and salt in food processor bowl.
    Process 2030 seconds or until the mixture forms a smooth paste. (This can
    also be done using a mortar and pestle.)

    3. Place chicken in shallow nonmetal dish. Spread garlic mixture over
    chicken. Stand chicken at room temperature 1 hour.

    4. Barbecue chicken on hot, greased grill or griddle 510 minutes each
    side, turning once. Serve with a Chili Garlic Dip.

    Storage: Chicken can be marinated, in refrigerator, 1 day in advance. Dip
    can be made 3 days in advance.

    Ref: Step-By-Step Grilling Cookbook, by Susan Tomnay (Editor) Crescent
    Books (1994: New York).

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Using Masterlist with File Import

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    I was pulling together my collection of recipes by one author. For a
    change, I wanted to import directly into the book that I started.

    So I opened the MASTERLIST. That put its window on the taskbar. Then I
    opened the FILE IMPORT window -- which took over the full screen. I opened
    the file I wanted to import then clicked the [Masterlist] task.

    I don't think this would work well for books with gazillions of recipes
    but it works fine for this purpose.

    Usually, I import into "My Imports" book. Edit there. Then drag and drop
    recipe(s) from the browser view to a book on the masterlist.

    - ML/file import comparison of titles. -

    This method of comparing titles to be imported with titles that exist
    would work in small books. Or in this example, it works mostly because the
    recipes are all from the same author: "Paulette Mitchell"

    Chances are that two recipes with the same title are duplicates. I would
    still compare the two recipes. See which one is better formatted. Which
    has more information. Make sure they are from the same book. etc.

    When comparing recipes - the "edit view" of the recipe is in one column so
    it would resize to half the screen. (The display view is spread out too
    much to size easily.)

    It might be easier to compare the recipe displayed in MC with the recipe
    in the text file, because the text file's window would be resize-able. and
    you could view both (text and MC) at the same time.

    But this won't work well for large collections of mixed author/source
    recipes that might have the same titles.

    Personally, I don't mind dups. In fact I create dups on purpose sometimes!
    For example, I like to maintain cookbooks of all the recipes sent to one
    of the lists. I know what's in their archive. I keep the recipes that I
    sent to that list in their own source book.

    When importing new recipes into a list-cookbook, I let MC number the dups
    so that I can eye ball them and delete/rename them. I've found no way to
    catch the same recipes with different names.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - With or Without Categories

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How can I import recipes without their categories?

    A: When you import recipes into MasterCook 5.x/6.x, there is a place near
    the left middle edge of the Import window where you can put a checkmark
    which will Include Categories when you import recipes. Remove the
    checkmark from this box to exclude the categories when importing.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Importing - Yahoogroups Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Importing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    You will have better results importing the recipes from yahoogroups e-mail
    lists <http://groups.yahoo.com/> if you subscribe to these lists in the
    plain text format and NOT HTML. Each e-mail list has its own settings.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

  5. #5
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    Mar 2001
    Location
    In my own little world, Canada
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    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Bold Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    QUESTION: I understand that the bolded entries in the Ingredient List mean
    you can use them as a "whole" amount. In most cases, the bold ingredient
    has a 1 in either the serving size or the volume and that makes sense to
    me. However, there are some (for example apples, golden delicious and
    olives, black) where they don't appear to be setup as a whole yet they
    still show in the list as bolded. For example, apples, golden delicious
    have 100 grams (serving size), 100 grams (weight), & 1 cup (volume). Why
    is that a bolded ingredient?

    ANSWER: I just noticed when I create a new ingredient in version 4, when I
    "convert" the USER.ING file to version 7, the new ingredient is listed in
    the v7 Ingredient List as bold. This is because there is something in the
    serving size fields in the v7 Ingredient List.

    Version 4 does NOT let you specify "whole" items separately from "volume"
    like you can in version 7. For example, in version 7 there are three
    fields to fill in: SERVING SIZE, IS EQUAL TO WEIGHT, and OR EQUALS VOLUME.
    In version 4 there are only two: WEIGHT and VOLUME EQUIV.

    So, to fix your ingredients so they are no longer bold in version 7,
    delete the stuff from the SERVING SIZE field in version 7 and SAVE. This
    will cause the ingredient to no longer be bold.

    For my testing, in version 4 I created a new "100% Bran cereal" giving it
    a new name. (Note this item is NOT in bold in version 4.) I then converted
    my USER.ING file into v7. When looking at that new ingredient in v7, it is
    bold. I deleted all the stuff from the SERVING SIZE field (duplicate of
    what appears in the OR EQUALS VOLUME field) and SAVED. It no longer is
    bold.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Calories From Fat

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. I gathered a BUNCH of Nutrition Facts labels, prices, store locations
    etc and sat down for a marathon data entry session. I got as far as the
    Calories from Fat (CFF) listing before I hit a snag. I can not remove the
    0.00. I have tried putting in the actual calories and I tried putting in
    the percentage, the 0.00 remains.

    I finished filling all of the remaining info in the hopes that the program
    would automatically fill in the elusive Calories from Fat column. No luck.

    A. Did you press the [SAVE] button? MasterCook will calculate both
    calories from fat and the percent of calories from fat. It need two pieces
    of information to do that: 1) Total calories and 2) Grams of Total Fat.
    Enter the ingredient, SAVE the entry, and you should notice MasterCook has
    filled in those fields.

    In ValuSoft's version 6.2 program, the CFF field no longer appears to be
    editable.

    IMPORTANT NOTES! Enter as much info as possible (i.e. values for carbs,
    fiber, etc.) because the more info you enter, the more accurate the
    program will be with your "new" ingredient. The program uses ALL of these
    values to calculate the nutrition properly.

    You can "index" your new ingredients as well. See the More Info tab inside
    the Ingredient List window. This is what causes the program to track how
    ingredients are linked together in a hierarchy system. For example, if you
    perform an advance search to search by ingredient, you can have the
    program find all "beef" recipes, which include beef steaks, beef roasts,
    ground beef, etc. The reason it is able to do this is because ground beef
    is INDEXED AS "beef" in the Ingredient List. Scan other ingredients in the
    Ing. List to learn how to "index" your new ingredient.

    Furthermore, this is a reason to never delete ingredients just because you
    don't think you'll use them or they look odd (values all set to zero),
    like the ingredient "meat" in the Ing. List. The ingredient is in there
    for a reason.

    And, most importantly, if you do edit the ingredient list keep the ING
    file backed up for safe keeping of your labor!

    Any changes you make to the Ingredient List within the program are
    actually stored inside the MC Ingredients.ing file which is inside the MC
    TOOLS folder (inside the MasterCook folder) on your computer. I've seen
    people come to the MasterCook message boards wondering why their recipes
    don't work properly. It was found that the ING file became corrupt (caused
    by a virus, computer crash, or whatever) and reduced WAY down in size to
    around 35 KB. Their ING file was no longer good. Normally the ING file is
    around 3.5 MB. It is also important that this file never be set to
    read-only (a setting which CD-RW drives normally set during backup to
    disk) or it will cause problems for the program. Any time you have a
    corrupt ING file, you can easily replace it with the one on the disk or
    one you have backed up.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Copying Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I want to add a new ingredient to the ingredient list that is simply a
    variation on an existing one. There's no copy button.

    A: To enter a new ingredient that is a variation on an existing one, go to
    Tools - Ingredient List to open the box to edit ingredients. Using your
    example, type in "salt and pepper", then click on the More Info tab (next
    to Exchanges). Click on the New button opposite Synonyms and enter "salt
    and freshly ground pepper". Click Save and Done. There is now a new
    ingredient - salt and freshly ground pepper - that is a copy of salt and
    pepper.

    It doesn't show up until you exit the edit ingredients list. Also, if you
    delete the main ingredient that you created the synonym from, it will
    delete both of them.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Creating New Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I entered Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce, at 1 TBSP (15 ml) serving size. Per
    serving: 10 Cal, 0 Fat, 575 mg Sodium, 1 g Carb, 1 g Protein. The
    nutritional analysis for 1 cup of the above ingredient gives me the
    following:

    157725 Calories, 90691 sodium, 15772 carbs and protein.

    In the Ingredient List I have it marked for 'fluid'. I tried both ways not
    much difference.

    I don't understand why the numbers are so high. Perhaps I don't understand
    the serving size, equal to volume or weight section of the nutritional
    analysis. I entered for soy sauce, serving size 1 tablespoon and weight 15
    ml.

    Now, I realize that MC has a version for lite soy sauce but the ingredient
    listing does not match the soy sauce I use. I am afraid to use it in my
    recipes because for 1 cup of MC soy sauce (lite) gives me 9599 mg sodium.
    Is this right?


    A: You must enter information in at least one of the two middle fields:

    Is equal to Weight
    Or equals Volume

    It is from those two fields that MC draws the information for its
    calculations.

    When I entered the new ingredient data as you gave it, but also put "1
    tablespoon" in the field for "Or equals Volume," the results for one cup
    of soy sauce was 9200 mg sodium.

    Compare the amounts for 1 cup each of these ingredients:

    * "soy sauce" (regular ingredient) 16, 459 mg Sodium
    * "low sodium soy sauce" (regular ingredient) 9, 599 mg Sodium
    * "Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce" (your ingredient) 9,200 mg Sodium
    * "salt" 102, 321 mg Sodium

    Those two boxes "Is equal to weight" and "Or equals volume" are ways of
    describing the size of the sample that contains the nutrients listed in
    the chart below. That's the reason MC must have at least one of them
    filled in. If you can -- if you can tell from the label -- you will want
    to fill both of them in. That way, you can use either a weight measure (1
    pound sugar) or a volume measure (2 cups sugar) in your recipe and MC will
    have the basis to make a more accurate calculation. Otherwise, MC will
    have to make estimations to come up with the data. MC will alert you that
    it's doing this, though.



    Q: When adding a new ingredient like a can of soup, do you enter the
    nutritional value for the whole can or per serving size. Or, does it not
    matter because when used in a recipe it calculates according to how much
    you use?


    A: I would look in the ingredient list for other soups and see how they
    are entered. Then add a soup modeled on how they are entered.

    The rules of thumb that I personally use are:

    1) find a soup that is already in the database that is nearly identical
    and link my ingredient to it.

    2) add the ingredients per serving -- that's easiest since that is the way
    the info is presented to us on the product label.

    3) multiply -- if I only use the product by the can, then sure !-) --
    enter it that way, doing the math. But beware. Manufacturers do change the
    can sizes.



    Q: I own MasterCook Deluxe 4.0 and now MasterCook Light 6.0. (I love both
    - very different interfaces though!) I am adding in my recipes and several
    of my recipes require cream of chicken or broccoli (or other flavors)
    condensed soup. In 6.0 there is an ingredient, Cream of Chicken Soup
    condensed. But I am using 99% fat free so I need to add that as a new
    ingredient. I filled out the form but am confused at the serving size
    field, the "is equal to weight" field, followed by "or equals volume". I
    checked out how the default settings for other condensed soups but nothing
    is in the serving size field, the grams of the weight of the soup don't
    match my soups (i.e. cream of mushroom is 244 grams while my soups are all
    305 grams). I need to be exact because of Weight watcher points-(counting
    nutritional values to create a point.)

    I put in for the serving size, 1 can (I would add one or two cans for a
    recipe), 305 grams for "equal to weight" and or equals volume of 1 1/4
    cups (1 can = 2.5 half cup servings the label states). I then took the
    calories, fat content and other values and multiplied them for a total
    that the can would contain. (1 serving = 70 calories; then 2.5 servings,
    or 1 can would be 175 calories) Am I doing this right? I am using the
    contents right from the can and not adding water or milk... The recipe
    with all ingredients will be divided into serving size which then would
    give me an accurate nutritional value - Right?

    If I have got this all wrong, would you give me the specifics of the
    nutritional values (everyone has Campbell's soup -- especially the
    condensed! I will be able to see how you did it.


    A: Did you consider the MC 6 ingredient: "condensed reduced fat cream of
    mushroom soup"? That should serve as a good guide, if not a complete fit.


    Q: I think the question is: In creating a recipe, if the ingredient is
    used as a whole instead of a serving size (i.e. can vs. 1/2 cup), do we
    use the total nutritional value of the whole can?


    A: I'm sitting with a can of Campbell's 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken
    Soup. The label info says:

    Serving Size: 1/2 cup
    Servings about 2.5
    Calories 80
    Total fat: 3 g
    etc.

    If it were me, rather than multiply each of the values by 2.5 in order to
    get the values for a whole can, I would enter the info for the 1/2 cup
    label serving size.

    In the MC field for "serving size," I would enter 1/2 cup.

    For the "is equal to weight" I would enter 122 grams (this is the total
    package weight in grams -- 305 -- divided by the servings per package --
    2.5). Or you could do this in ounces (10 3/4 oz. divided by 2.5 = 4.3
    ounces).

    For the "or equals volume", I would enter 1/2 cup.

    In my recipe, to use a whole can, I would specify:

    [Amount] 1 [Unit] 10 3/4-oz can [Ingredient] Campbell's 98% Fat Free Cream
    of Chicken Soup

    You could also do it the way you suggested -- entering the values for a
    whole can -- by multiplying the values on the package by the appropriate
    number.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Entering Costs Under the More Info Tab

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    If you flip thru the ingredients in the list (ctrl+e), you'll see that
    everything with food value must be listed first by metric weight. Then we
    have a choice.

    If the ingredient can be measured by cups or tablespoons etc., then we
    list its equivalent volume. If the ingredient is a discrete thing that we
    buy by the each or whole, like a tortilla or sausage link or apple, etc --
    then the ingredient gets described by the serving size.

    When costing the ingredient there are three "info boxes" or variables to
    describe it: [Cost] per [amount] [unit]

    Swiss cheese: [3.99] per [1] [pound]

    carrots: [0.19] per [1] [pound]

    chocolate chips: [2.95] per [12] [ounces]

    The cost does not have to be entered for the serving size on the nutrition
    facts tab. We can enter cost as we would buy the item in the grocery
    store. MasterCook will calculate from that.

    Some people say it will cost me $4.00 even if I only use a part of it.
    MasterCook handles that kind of cost thru the shopping list, not thru the
    cost per serving.

    Also, MasterCook will figure the unit cost per serving. If you want to
    know how much the cake costs, enter "1" in the "serving" field of the
    recipe. MasterCook 5.x/6.x does not assume "1" serving if serving is left
    blank. Yield does not enter into it.

    NOTE: On the nutrition facts tab of the ingredient list, serving size is
    relative to the data entry, i.e. the ingredient list. It does not reflect
    any USDA recommended serving per 2000 calorie per day diet.

    The role of the Yields and Equivalencies table. If an ingredient is in the
    Yields and Equivalencies tables, then we can list the ingredient's metric
    weight, the 1 serving size and its yield chopped, e.g.: onion, 1 medium
    about 121 grams, 2/3 cup volume.


    Q: I need help with the cost analysis portion of MasterCook. I have put in
    my correct prices into the ingredients lists; however, when I perform the
    analysis I do not get a true cost. I don't know if it is leaving something
    out or adding something incorrectly. Is there a way to see the ingredient
    by ingredient cost analysis of the particular recipe that you are costing
    out. Just giving me a cost per serving does not help me solve my dilemma.
    Also what about the cost analysis on embedded recipes. Mine does not seem
    to take those into account.

    A: First, let me reassure you that MasterCook does include embedded
    recipes when performing a cost analysis.

    One thing that you might be noticing is that MasterCook has to do some
    rounding when the cost is given by weight (say, $4.00 per pound) but the
    amount in the recipe is given in volume (say 1/2 cup). You will get a
    fairly accurate cost analysis in this instance, but it will not be as
    precise as if the recipe amount was given in weight as well.

    You can watch this happening if you make up a few simple recipes using
    limited ingredients, and then give those ingredients imaginary costs. I
    gave butter a cost of $4.00 per pound and sugar a cost of $2.00 per pound
    (2 cups sugar or butter is approximately 1 pound). Then I made up a recipe
    using 1 pound butter and 1 pound sugar to serve 1 person. The cost
    analysis of that recipe was $6.00, which is correct. But when I changed
    the amount of butter in the recipe from 1 pound to 2 cups, the cost
    analysis showed $5.99 per serving -- because MasterCook did not have
    information on the cost of a cup of butter. Now try embedding a recipe
    that uses just butter and sugar as ingredients -- you can see that
    MasterCook is using the embedded recipe for the cost.

    One other thing you might want to check is whether you have yield
    information on the recipes you are embedding. For example, if your main
    recipe (the one you are costing) calls for 1 cup bchamel, but your
    embedded recipe for bchamel does not show that the recipe yields 4 cups,
    you will not get correct results.


    Q: When I enter a recipe and use an ingredient that is not in the
    ingredient list the cost analysis is not being performed correctly.

    For example I have a recipe for BBQ chicken that uses 10 pound of BBQ
    chicken. I enter the recipe then go to the ingredient list and add BBQ
    chicken at 2.00 per pound. When the cost analysis is being performed it
    does not take 10 pounds into account but is only using the cost for one
    pound. If I enter a new recipe and use an ingredient that is already in
    the ingredient list and enter it's cost the cost analysis is performed
    correctly.

    A: If you create a new ingredient and the *only* the information you enter
    is cost, then MasterCook will not correctly calculate cost per serving or
    total cost.

    MasterCook is ingredient based and needs to have some basis for
    calculating portions of that ingredient. It needs to be sized. It need
    something in either of the two middle fields of the "Nutrition Facts" tab:
    "Is equal to Weight" or "Or equals volume." But you don't seem to have to
    enter any of the detailed nutritional information if all you want to do is
    calculate cost.

    If most of your recipes call for weights of BBQ chicken, like pounds or
    ounces, then I would enter information in the field "Is equal to Weight",
    and give the cost by weight as well. If most of your recipes call for a
    volume of BBQ chicken, I would fill in the field for "Or equals volume"
    and give the cost by volume. (MasterCook will figure the cost no matter
    which of the fields is filled in, but has to do some estimating if you
    fill in weight and the recipe calls for volume, or vice versa.)

    What numbers to fill in? You may need to experiment a bit. But I surmise
    that the weight or volume of a single serving (what you would ordinarily
    allocate per person) would be the most useful for your purpose. You can
    test it by using one of your recipes (or simple test recipes you make up
    with only a few ingredients) where BBQ chicken is the only "unknown" --
    all the other ingredients have complete nutritional information and you
    have added cost for them. Then calculate cost without using BBQ chicken as
    an ingredient, and then using various combinations of information for the
    BBQ chicken. You could also try filling in both fields on the nutrition
    tab, but you will only be able to enter the cost one way (weight or
    volume).

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Finding the Correct Ingredient Name

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Sometimes it's hard to think of the way an ingredient we're looking for
    might be worded. For example, "minced fresh ginger" is not in the
    Ingredient List, but "fresh minced ginger" is. "Shredded sweetened
    coconut" is not in the Ingredient List, but "sweetened coconut flakes" is.
    So how do we find every way "ginger" or "coconut" might be listed?

    The enclosure below is a text file of all the ingredient names as they
    appear in the MC 5/6 Ingredient List (but note that the plural form of the
    name is not listed here). You can open it in a word processor like Word
    and use Word's Find feature to locate all the ways your ingredient might
    be phrased. Then check out likely possibilities in MC's Ingredient List to
    see which is the one you're looking for (raw, ground, fresh, canned,
    etc.).

    Copy the link below and paste it into your web browser:

    http://mc6help.tripod.com/MCIngTxt.txt

    After it finishes loading in your web browser, copy/paste the text into
    your word processor, and save.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Sugar Values Missing

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How come MasterCook doesn't include sugar as part of the nutritional
    analysis?

    A: MasterCook gets its Ingredient List values from the USDA database
    <http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl>. The USDA doesn't
    provide these values.

    In 1999, the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 13 --
    included data on total sugars for some but not all foods. Whether more
    foods will be included later depends on whether or not the USDA goes to a
    ruling. At present they are hearing evidence pro and con for implementing
    this.

    It's the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) that petitioned
    for the labeling: they want "added sugars" to be required on certain
    product labels. Notice the words "certain product labels" -- especially
    cereals and soda pop.

    A CSPI survey concluded that soft drinks contribute one-third of the added
    sugars in the U.S. diet, and fruit "drinks" add another 10 percent. Intake
    of sugar continues to rise.

    At this time compliance is voluntary. I am noticing more labels telling me
    "no sugar added"

    We have to wait. In the meantime, ask your doctor or nutritionist how
    counting carbs and using the glycemic index will help you. Also, the ADA
    has added "sugar" back to it's exchange list. Perhaps you could track down
    a copy.

    Search the net for "added sugars" and you will find lots plus these two:

    http://www.nsda.org/About/dietguidecomments.html

    http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/062600a.txt

    Sugars are carbohydrates. The nutritional value of the sugar is included
    in the carbohydrate value, which you do enter into MasterCook's Ingredient
    List. The designation "added sugar" on a label is extra,
    non-governmental-required information (individual manufacturers responding
    to public requests).

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Upgrading the USER.ING File

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    UPGRADE versions 2 AND 3 TO 4:
    In order to get your unique ingredients into MasterCook 4.0, you would
    just want to copy and paste the USER.ING file from the 3.0 directory
    (c:\sierra\mstrcook) or 2.0 directory into the 4.0 directory
    (c:\sierra\mcook4, c:\sierra\cklt4, etc). These would be the ingredients
    you have entered into 2.0/3.0 from the ground up, not ingredients already
    in the ingredients list which were edited (price, store location added,
    etc). When you do this and reopen MCook 4, you will receive a message that
    says:

    "Warning. The USER.ING Ingredient file is from an older version of
    MasterCook. MasterCook will update it to the new format and save the old
    file with the name USER_ING.OLD."

    After clicking OK, the file will be updated and you will be able to access
    your 2.0/3.0 ingredients through the MCook 4 ingredients list.

    Only the user.ing file can be updated, not the mstrcook.ing file.

    UPGRADE VERSIONS 4 TO 6:
    VERSION 5.X
    Version 5.0 doesn't upgrade the ING file from previous versions. However,
    you can send your USER.ING file to a version 6.x user. Maybe they would be
    willing to convert it for you. You could try posting a message on the
    message board here: http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ee741bb


    SierraHome's VERSION 6.0:
    Version 6.0 will upgrade the version 4 ING file during the installation.
    It will also update the version 5 ING file if you install over the top of
    it. Make sure you back up your ING files before installing in case
    something goes wrong.

    Here are some things to keep in mind during the installation to upgrade
    your ING files with version 6.0:

    1. Default Install: Allow (or direct) MasterCook 6 to install itself in
    your MasterCook 5 folder. It will update your version 5 to version 6.

    During the installation it will merge your v4 user.ing file and v5 MC
    Ingredients.ing file. If it finds duplicate ingredients you will be
    prompted about what to do. At the prompt select "Yes" *OR* "Yes to All"
    and it will keep your existing ingredient values. If you select "No," the
    ingredient list from the v6 CD will install.

    Note that your shortcuts will still read as they did for the version 5
    program, but the version 6 program will open when you click on them. If
    you want to change the wording of the shortcut, right click the shortcut
    with your mouse and choose Rename from the menu. Press the right arrow key
    one time so the current wording will stay visible, then edit the name.
    Press Enter to accept the new name.

    2. Version 6 Only Install: Uninstall MasterCook 5 using either the
    Uninstall utility from the Start>Programs>Sierra menu or the Add/Remove
    Programs from Start>Settings>Control Panel. Manually delete the v5
    directory from Windows Explorer, taking care that your files are backed up
    elsewhere, and delete any shortcuts from Start>Programs or your Desktop.

    Reboot your computer to reset system resources and update Windows. Disable
    your virus scanner and close all running programs (see the Basic Install
    Guidelines above) and install version 6. This will NOT merge your v5 ING
    file since it can only do this during an installation over the top of v5.

    If you want to use this option and still want to merge your v5 ingredients
    file into v6, use Windows Explorer to create a folder named MasterCook 6,
    and create a subfolder called Mc Tools within it. Place your v5 ING file
    inside of the Mc Tools folder you created, then direct the installation to
    the new MasterCook 6 directory you created. This will merge your v5 MC
    Ingredients.ing file with the MC Ingredients.ing file on the v6 CD. During
    the installation, you will be prompted about what to do if it finds
    duplicate ingredients. At the prompt select "Yes" *OR* "Yes to All" and it
    will keep your existing ingredient values. If you select "No," the
    ingredient list from the v6 CD will install.

    3. Keep Version 5 on Your Computer: You can keep version 5 and version 6
    on your computer at the same time, but you CANNOT have them open at the
    same time. To do this, use Windows Explorer to create a folder named
    MasterCook 6. If you want to use your v5 MC Ingredients.ing file, create a
    subfolder called Mc Tools within the new MasterCook 6 folder. Place a COPY
    of your v5 ING file inside the Mc Tools folder you created, and then
    direct the installation to the new MasterCook 6 folder. (Be sure to follow
    the Basic Install Guidelines above and turn off your antivirus, and
    running programs.) This will merge your v5 MC Ingredients.ing file with
    the MC Ingredients.ing file on the v6 CD. During the installation, you
    will be prompted about what to do if it finds duplicate ingredients. At
    the prompt select "Yes" *OR* "Yes to All" and it will keep your existing
    ingredient values. If you select "No," the ingredient list from the v6 CD
    will install.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: IF you decide to keep both version 5 and 6 on your
    computer, you *cannot* have them open at the same time. They will "share"
    cookbook files. For example, if you open an existing v5 cookbook with v6,
    it will create a "shortcut" to that cookbook on the v6 Cookbook Browser
    (opening a v4 cookbook would cause v5 or v6 to make its own copy), so
    don't delete that cookbook unless you want it to disappear from both
    versions.

    ValuSoft's VERSION 6.2:

    Please see this "Installation - Version 6.2 (ValuSoft) Merging ALL
    SierraHome/ValuSoft Versions 5.x/6.x Products" title inside this cookbook.

    ValuSoft's VERSION 7.0:

    Please see this "Installation - Version 7.0 (ValuSoft) Merging Ingredient
    Lists and Tips" title inside this cookbook.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Ingredient List - Use Caution When Editing Ingredient List

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Ingredient List

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    In MasterCook 5.x/6.x we are able to search on ingredients and MasterCook
    is aware of its ingredient hierarchy. So, if you wanted to search for
    recipes that do not contain dairy, you could choose Ingredients to Avoid:
    dairy. Now it will avoid all recipes that have cheese, milk, yogurt, etc.
    in the ingredient section.

    For this reason, you do not want to delete "dairy" from the Ingredient
    List. It points (links) to the dairy products like cheese, milk, etc. You
    will find several of these types of ingredients with no nutritional values
    listed. DON'T delete them because they are empty, since they are entered
    for a reason. Use the More Info tab in the Ingredient List window to see
    what the ingredient is Indexed As.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Installation - Backing Up Your Files

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Installation

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    BACK UP YOUR FILES:

    What do we mean by back up? Copy your files from your hard drive to
    another location. If you can, it is better to copy them to a floppy disk
    or other media you can remove from your computer (zip disk, super disk,
    CD-RW, etc.). If your group of files is too large to fit on one diskette,
    you can copy one or two cookbooks on one diskette, then go to the next
    set. Still too big? Divide a large cookbook into two or more cookbooks or
    use file compression, like WinZip.

    By backing up to removable media like floppies, your cookbooks will
    survive even a hard drive crash. If you would rather not do this, you can
    move them to another folder on your hard drive, preferably a folder you
    have created for just this purpose.

    For even more security, make a second set of backup disks, too. First back
    up to set one, and the next time, back up to set two. That way, your files
    will not be totally inaccessible if there is a glitch in the copy process
    or if your diskette goes bad on you.

    IF you are backing up to uninstall/reinstall because of a problem with a
    particular personal cookbook or other file you have customized, you should
    back it up, too, but do *not* overwrite any backups of that cookbook or
    file that you made previously, just in case the problem was with the
    cookbook or file itself, and not the program.

    What files do I back up for MasterCook?

    Generally, you only need to back up those files you have added to the
    program, like cookbooks to which you have added recipes, or customized in
    some way. Be sure to back up these files regularly, especially when you
    are about to uninstall or install another MasterCook product or patch your
    MasterCook. Here is a checklist of many kinds of files you might have
    customized:

    In the Collection Folders:
    .pln - meal plans
    .mnu - menus
    .MC2 - cookbooks
    .MCX - picture files
    .MCZ - search index files in v6.x (these can be regenerated by MC)

    In the Program folder:
    address.LST - e-mail addresses for recipe exchange
    userdic.tlx - words added to dictionary for spellchecker

    In the MC Tools folder:
    .mcd - print designs
    .mcp - paper definitions
    .sl - shopping lists
    .pl - pantry
    .el - equivalents
    .bl - substitutions
    .src - saved search criteria
    MC Ingredients.ing - ingredient file (if you edited it)
    MC Prep Methods.mtd - prep list
    MC Alt Sources.mtd - alternate source labels
    MC Alt Times.mtd - alternate times labels
    MC Wine List.wl - wine list
    MC Favorites.mfv - favorites

    How do I copy the files?

    Let's take backing up your personal cookbooks as an example: To back up
    your personal cookbooks, first exit MasterCook. Then use Windows Explorer
    to go to your cookbook folders. The default installation folders are:

    for the ValuSoft 7.0, C:\Program Files\MasterCook 7\My Collection (or
    other collection folder);

    for the ValuSoft 6.2, C:\Program Files\MasterCook\My Collection (or other
    collection folder);

    for the Sierra 6.0, C:\Sierra\MasterCook 6(or 5)\My Collection (or other
    collection folders you have added).

    Copy the *.mc2 and the associated picture files (*.mcx) to a floppy disk.
    Your files relating to meal plans (*.pln) and menus (*.mnu) are also in
    this folder, and you can copy them at the same time. The *.mcz files
    (search indexes) can be backed up as well, or, if space is at a premium,
    you can regenerate them later on if the cookbook needs to be restored.

    How do I reinstall my backup files?

    To reinstall them, again exit MasterCook. Use Windows Explorer to copy
    them back to the same MasterCook folder they came from. Then start
    MasterCook. While viewing your list of cookbooks, press the F5 key on your
    keyboard to refresh the file list. If you added new collection folders,
    use Tools > Manage Collections to ADD these folders.

    When should I back up my MasterCook files?

    To be absolutely safe, you should back up any file after you have made a
    change in it. If you just added a lot of recipes to one particular
    cookbook, you don't need to back up "all" of your files, just that one
    cookbook. Many people just set an arbitrary schedule for themselves, like
    once a week or once a month, depending on how frequently they work with
    their cookbooks. Routine backups are totally your decision.

    Using a CD to back up

    Files you have backed up on a CD will probably have the read-only
    attribute. This means that you will not be able to edit or otherwise alter
    them, even when you copy them back to your program, unless you change
    their file attributes. Use Windows Explorer to copy them from the CD to an
    empty folder on your hard drive. Highlight all the file names, choose
    Properties from the File Menu, and un-check the Read-only box. (You can
    select many files at once and then change their properties at the same
    time.) Then move them to the proper location within your MasterCook
    folder. For additional information on backing up to CD's, see "Cookbooks -
    Backing up Cookbooks on CD" in this cookbook.

    IMPORTANT!!! You should *ALWAYS* back up your cookbook and other files
    before: (1) uninstalling and reinstalling your original MasterCook program
    or other MasterCook product, or (2) installing a patch to a MasterCook
    program.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Installation - General Installation Troubleshooting

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Installation

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    The following is a Sierra FAQ for Print Artist that discusses installation
    problems. Maybe something here can help you.

    **Things to Remember Before Installation**

    Removing CD during Installation
    Removing CD during the installation may cause the setup program to crash.

    Anti-Virus Software
    If you have any anti-virus software running on your system, you should
    disable it before installing Print Artist.
    Other Software Programs
    We recommend you exit out of any other software programs before installing
    and running Print Artist due to memory constraints. If you are
    experiencing lockups, general protection faults or other errors, exit out
    of any other software programs, reboot Windows, and then restart Print
    Artist.

    Windows Debug Software
    Be sure to disable Windows debug software before you try to install Print
    Artist. The debug kernel will conflict with the Print Artist
    installation.

    Installing onto a Compressed Hard Drive
    If you are using Stacker, DoubleSpace or similar drive compression
    technology software, be aware that Print Artist is already very
    compressed. This means that you may have to free up more hard disk space
    than the minimum requirements for Print Artist before it will install
    correctly. For example, installing the Small version of Print Artist may
    require up to 48 megabytes of free space on a compressed drive instead of
    the 24 megabytes needed on a normal uncompressed drive.

    **What to do if installation fails**

    1. Make sure there are no smudges or scratches on the CD-ROM.

    Try cleaning the CD with a soft, dry cloth.

    2. Make certain that the computer system is not loading real-mode drivers.


    Real mode drivers are drivers that are intended for use with DOS. They are
    16-bit drivers and work poorly with Windows 95 or 98. To see if the system
    is loading real-mode drivers:

    * Right click on the MY COMPUTER icon, choose PROPERTIES from the menu.

    * Click on the PERFORMANCE tab.

    * Under Performance Status, read the line called FILE SYSTEM.

    * This line should read "32-BIT." If this line reads "Some drives are
    using MS-DOS compatibility mode" or "All drives are using MS-DOS
    compatibility mode," immediately contact the system or CD-ROM manufacturer
    to correct this system problem. (In some cases, updating the CD-ROM driver
    could correct the problem.)

    * Once the computer system is loading 32-Bit drivers, the program will
    install without errors.

    3. Delete the Sierra.ini file

    Some versions of Sierra's hardware test may fail to recognize your CPU, if
    you have an Intel Pentium II or a non-Intel processor. These versions look
    for an ID number reported by the chip. AMD, Cyrix and Pentium II chips
    will return an unrecognizable number and cause the test to fail.

    To resolve this error, follow these steps:

    a. Locate the SIERRA.INI file in the /WINDOWS folder and delete this
    file. Use the Find or Search feature to locate this file and delete it.
    b. Reboot the Computer, disable any antivirus program that may be active,
    then begin the installation again.
    c. If the SETUP Program asks to test the System, click on No.
    d. Next Click on Yes to CONTINUE, regardless on any items not tested.

    Although the test may fail, the program will install. The hardware test is
    only a convenience to make sure your system will meet the minimum
    requirements. It will have no bearing on the program's ability to operate
    if the minimum requirements are met.

    4. Check the CD-ROM caching and Virtual Memory.

    Improper Cache and Virtual Memory setup can cause errors in reading CDs
    and can also reduce speed.

    To check the caching:

    * In Windows 95/98, go to MY COMPUTER and click on the CONTROL PANEL.

    * Double click on the SYSTEM icon.

    * Choose the PERFORMANCE tab, then the FILE SYSTEM button.

    * Go to the CD-ROM tab.

    * If the CD-ROM is an IDE CD-ROM, set the SUPPLEMENTAL CACHE SIZE directly
    between small and large. Set the OPTIMIZE ACCESS PATTERN for the speed of
    the CD-ROM (for example, 4x or higher).

    * If the CD-ROM is a SCSI or 16x or higher CD-ROM, set the OPTIMIZE ACCESS
    PATTERN for NO READ AHEAD.

    * Click on APPLY, then OKAY.

    To check the Virtual Memory:

    * On the PERFORMANCE tab, click on the VIRTUAL MEMORY button.

    * If DISABLE VIRTUAL MEMORY is checked, uncheck it.

    * Click on APPLY, then OKAY.

    * Close the next window and allow the computer to restart.

    5. Now verify that the system has sufficient hard drive space for
    installation of the program.

    * Open MY COMPUTER.

    * Right click on the C Drive and choose PROPERTIES.

    * Under FREE SPACE, make certain there is at least 30 to 60 MB or RAM free
    just for Windows 95, plus the additional amount of hard drive space
    necessary to install the program. This information will be in the manual
    that came with the program.

    * If the program is going to be installed to another hard drive, make sure
    there is at least 30 MB on the C drive, plus check the disk space on the
    other drive to ensure the system has enough free hard drive space.

    * Remember to allocate twice the listed hard drive space on compressed
    drives!

    6. Make sure there are no other programs running in WIN95.

    To close programs running in the background:

    * Hold down the CTRL and ALT keys and press the DEL key. This will bring
    up a Close Program Box. The Close Program Box will show the currently
    running programs.

    * The only programs that should be listed in the task list are the
    EXPLORER and SYSTRAY. If there are other programs in the task list,
    highlight one of them and click on the END TASK button.

    * Repeat steps A and B until the only programs listed in the Close Program
    Box are Explorer and Systray.

    NOTE: Some programs cannot be shut down using these steps. Shut down those
    programs according to the instructions specific to those programs.

    7. Now try to install the program.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Installation - Version 5.03 Patch

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Installation

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    HOW TO PATCH MASTERCOOK VERSION 5.x:

    First, check to see what MasterCook version you have. The version number
    printed on your box, CD, or manual may not be totally accurate. Check the
    version number by looking in Help>About MasterCook from the main menu in
    MasterCook itself. This will determine which of the patches you will need,
    so don't leave this step out.

    The latest version of MasterCook 5 is 5.05. The patch downloads are free.

    IMPORTANT!!!

    IF your installed version shows version 5.0 through 5.02, you will need to
    apply the 5.03 patch BEFORE applying the 5.05 patch.

    IF your installed version shows version 5.03 or 5.04, you will need to
    apply ONLY the 5.05 patch.

    IF your installed version shows version 5.05 or if you have the Best of
    MasterCook title, you do NOT need to apply ANY patch.
    How do I get the patch(es)?

    For all the online steps you will take next, it is important to let the
    page load fully. That way you can see all the buttons available to you.

    Go to this link: http://www.sierra.com/support/techni...ates/main.html
    . Choose your program name (MasterCook 5.0) from the drop-down box, and
    then press "go" right below the program name box.

    The next web page will explain the patches available for your product.


    If you have version 5.00 - 5.02 installed, you will need to first download
    mc503.exe (you will also need to apply it first, before applying the 5.05
    patch) -- then download the 5.05 patch as well.

    If you have version 5.03 - 5.04 installed, you will need to download
    mc505pat.exe.

    Click the name of the file you need, choose a location for download, and
    click on it. Your browser will ask you where it should download the file.
    Always download to a file on your computer. Do not try to execute or run
    the file in the download process. Tell the browser the location of the
    folder you have chosen. If you need to download both patches, you will
    need to do this one at a time.
    How do I apply the patch?

    IMPORTANT: Back up your personal cookbooks and personalized files before
    applying the patch. Please see: Installation - Backing Up Your Files

    After the file(s) is/are downloaded, exit all running programs, including
    MasterCook. Make sure that your antivirus program is NOT enabled.
    (Sometimes, you can do this by right-clicking the program's icon in your
    systray and choosing from a menu; other times you will need to open the
    antivirus program and disable it from a menu there.) Also check to see
    that Norton's CrashGuard, First Aid, and similar programs are NOT enabled.


    You can (and should) double-check to see what programs are running by
    pressing ctrl-alt-del on your computer. If you can find out, perhaps from
    your computer manufacturer, which programs you can safely end task on at
    this stage, you should. During the installation process, many programs ask
    you to shut down extra programs that load when your computer starts up. It
    makes sense to try and identify those you can live without and still
    maintain basic functions (like mouse drivers). Do NOT End Task on Explorer
    or Systray.

    Now use Windows Explorer to go to the folder where you downloaded the
    patch file and doubleclick on the file name. (Remember, if you need to
    apply both patches, apply the 5.03 patch first.) The patch will install
    automatically.

    Restart your computer.

    -->If you need to apply both the 5.03 patch and the 5.05 patch, you can
    open MasterCook after applying the first patch to make sure it "took."
    Check the version number shown in Help>About MasterCook. The version
    number in Help>About MasterCook should show version 5.0.3. Can you open
    cookbooks? Can you search? Then close MasterCook and follow the same
    procedures to apply the second patch. Don't forget to turn off all those
    extra programs again.<--

    When you are finished with the patching process, you should restart your
    computer. This will clear your resources and give Windows a chance to
    update its own records. After you restart, all the programs you ended task
    on will again be active. The patch file(s) may be deleted after
    installation if you like, but you may leave it in place or transfer it to
    a zip disk, super disk or similar media to keep in case you need to
    reinstall MasterCook at a later time.

    Did you get an error message while patching? If you apply the wrong patch,
    you WILL get this error: "RTCDLL.DLL is not a valid previous version." If
    you get this error, it would be best to uninstall and reinstall
    everything.

    Here are some things Sierra addressed in the patch. This list is by no
    means a complete list and doesn't even come close to naming all the fixes.
    What the 5.03 patch does:

    * Sierra fixed the issue with importing recipes if there are brackets in
    the alternate source field.
    * Embedded recipes now export.
    * We can sort cookbooks by collection now.
    * The MasterCook 4&5 export is now a true version 4 format, the lines are
    now truncated to support MasterCook 4's smaller text fields. (MasterCook
    5's text fields sure are better -- love those longer fields.)
    * A blank row now gets inserted between exported direction cells.
    * We now have a category template, although, I still prefer to use my
    "dummy" cookbook with all the categories set and colors and fonts I want
    for my newly created cookbooks.
    * Now it prompts to delete empty categories.
    * When you open a new recipe, the title is now highlighted, making it easy
    to type in the title.
    * We can now edit the ingredients and directions in the Edit Design
    window.
    * There is new right-click functionality of the MasterList.
    * The MasterList has been redesigned to open in its own window.
    * Search speed has improved.
    * When doing an advanced search and selecting to search for Ingredients to
    Use, you no longer have to drag the ingredients that you select from the
    list up into the Ingredients to Use box. They are automatically added to
    this box as you use the Ctrl key when selecting more than one from the
    list.
    * The Import Assistant window is more intuitive.
    * The Copy to Cookbook button (in the Import Assistant) has been changed
    to Move to Cookbook. This way when you are moving parts of the recipe from
    the Import Assistant into the Recipe Editor, you can see what you have
    left to move.
    * Online Help is more extensive.
    * We can delete recipes from the Search results.
    * When we import our MasterCook 4 cookbooks, the recipe pictures are no
    longer unmatched.
    * Cookbook files now compress when recipes are deleted.
    * Scaling of Recipes has been improved; units of measure will no longer
    convert -- going from 2 cups will result in 4 cups.
    * Copying a duplicate recipe to a cookbook now results in a prompt of what
    to do -- rename, overwrite, etc.
    * Auto-numbering directions is added as a global setting from the
    Preferences.
    * Recipes added to Menus and MealPlans will retain their original
    servings.
    * There are new buttons for the shopping list - Check All and Uncheck All.
    * If you don't have any items in your shopping list checked, you will get
    prompted that a shopping list won't print since you don't have any items
    selected to print.
    * Categorization of Wines
    * Linking of tips to entries in the Wine List
    * New fields are available in the Wine List: quality, availability,
    pricing and source
    * Sorting of Wines by alphabet, availability, category, price, quality,
    region, source and wine name
    * Category/Cuisine/Rating template now available when creating New
    Cookbooks
    * Introduction to MasterCook
    * Contextual Help is available by pressing F1

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Installation - Version 5.05 Patch

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Installation

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    HOW TO PATCH MASTERCOOK VERSION 5:

    First, check to see what MasterCook version you have. The version number
    printed on your box, CD, or manual may not be totally accurate. Check the
    version number by looking in Help>About MasterCook from the main menu in
    MasterCook itself. This will determine which of the patches you will need,
    so don't leave this step out.

    The latest version of MasterCook 5 is 5.05. The patch downloads are free.

    IMPORTANT!!!

    IF your installed version shows version 5.0 through 5.02, you will need to
    apply the 5.03 patch BEFORE applying the 5.05 patch.

    IF your installed version shows version 5.03 or 5.04, you will need to
    apply ONLY the 5.05 patch.

    IF your installed version shows version 5.05 or if you have the Best of
    MasterCook title, you do NOT need to apply ANY patch.
    How do I get the patch(es)?

    For all the online steps you will take next, it is important to let the
    page load fully. That way you can see all the buttons available to you.

    Go to this link: http://www.sierra.com/support/techni...ates/main.html
    . Choose your program name (MasterCook 5.0) from the drop-down box, and
    then press "go" right below the program name box.

    The next web page will explain the patches available for your product.


    If you have version 5.00 - 5.02 installed, you will need to first download
    mc503.exe (you will also need to apply it first, before applying the 5.05
    patch) -- then download the 5.05 patch as well.

    If you have version 5.03 - 5.04 installed, you will need to download
    mc505pat.exe.

    Click the name of the file you need, choose a location for download, and
    click on it. Your browser will ask you where it should download the file.
    Always download to a file on your computer. Do not try to execute or run
    the file in the download process. Tell the browser the location of the
    folder you have chosen. If you need to download both patches, you will
    need to do this one at a time.
    How do I apply the patch?

    IMPORTANT: Back up your personal cookbooks and personalized files before
    applying the patch. Please see: Installation - Backing Up Your Files

    After the file(s) is/are downloaded, exit all running programs, including
    MasterCook. Make sure that your antivirus program is NOT enabled.
    (Sometimes, you can do this by right-clicking the program's icon in your
    systray and choosing from a menu; other times you will need to open the
    antivirus program and disable it from a menu there.) Also check to see
    that Norton's CrashGuard, First Aid, and similar programs are NOT enabled.


    You can (and should) double-check to see what programs are running by
    pressing ctrl-alt-del on your computer. If you can find out, perhaps from
    your computer manufacturer, which programs you can safely end task on at
    this stage, you should. During the installation process, many programs ask
    you to shut down extra programs that load when your computer starts up. It
    makes sense to try and identify those you can live without and still
    maintain basic functions (like mouse drivers). Do NOT End Task on Explorer
    or Systray.

    Now use Windows Explorer to go to the folder where you downloaded the
    patch file and doubleclick on the file name. (Remember, if you need to
    apply both patches, apply the 5.03 patch first.) The patch will install
    automatically.

    Restart your computer.

    -->If you need to apply both the 5.03 patch and the 5.05 patch, you can
    open MasterCook after applying the first patch to make sure it "took."
    Check the version number shown in Help>About MasterCook. The version
    number in Help>About MasterCook should show version 5.0.3. Can you open
    cookbooks? Can you search? Then close MasterCook and follow the same
    procedures to apply the second patch. Don't forget to turn off all those
    extra programs again.<--

    When you are finished with the patching process, you should restart your
    computer. This will clear your resources and give Windows a chance to
    update its own records. After you restart, all the programs you ended task
    on will again be active. The patch file(s) may be deleted after
    installation if you like, but you may leave it in place or transfer it to
    a zip disk, super disk or similar media to keep in case you need to
    reinstall MasterCook at a later time.

    Did you get an error message while patching? If you apply the wrong patch,
    you WILL get this error: "RTCDLL.DLL is not a valid previous version." If
    you get this error, it would be best to uninstall and reinstall
    everything.

    [1] WHAT THE MASTERCOOK 5.05 PATCH FIXES
    ====================================
    -In Categories/Ratings, when modifying categories or ratings for multiple
    recipes, inadvertent reset of cuisine no longer occurs.

    -In Cookbooks, cookbooks marked as READ-ONLY or located on READ-ONLY media
    (e.g. CDROM) can now be opened.

    -In Alternate Source Label editing dialog, label changed to indicate list
    is global and not cookbook-specific.

    -In Alternate Times Label list, adding a new time label no longer results
    in it being put in list twice.

    -In Export, when mailing a recipe via SMTP, the Date Sent will now be
    correct.

    -In Export, when mailing a recipe via MAPI (Client Enabled), the client
    (e.g. Outlook) address dialog will now be opened.

    -In Export, when mailing a recipe, multiple addresses in the "to" field no
    longer causes address corruption.

    -In Find and Replace, replacing a recipe title with that of an existing
    recipe no longer causes a fatal.

    -In Find and Replace, the Next Recipe button no longer skips over recipes.

    -In Import Assistant, cancelling out will no longer generate an erroneous
    'Low Resources' warning dialog.

    -In Ingredient List, entering a fraction will no longer return an INVALID
    INTEGER warning.

    -In MasterList, copying a recipe to another MasterList will now carry over
    the original recipe's categories too.

    -In MasterList, deleting 'Uncategorized' will no longer cause a fatal
    (note that this is just a placeholder and cannot really be deleted
    anyway).

    -In MasterList, ESC key no longer disables the left and right panes.

    -In Meals, deleting a MealPlan while one of its Menus is open no longer
    causes a fatal.

    -In My Categories, removing a category, cuisine or rating no longer causes
    a fatal.

    -In Printing, Dietary Fiber is now available on the Nutrition Summary
    print out.

    -In Printing, whenever you select 'PRINT CATEGORY INDEX', category titles
    will now print.

    -In Printing, a MealPlan will now include the date of the meals on the
    print out.

    -In Print Design, arrowing through combo box lists will no longer cause
    processing until a selection is made.

    -In Recipe Display, Alt+X will now launch the recipe ratings dialog.

    -In Recipe Editor, Alt+K will now launch the recipe scaling dialog.

    -In Recipe Editor, New Recipe will reset the cursor position in
    ingredients and directions table to the first item.

    -In Recipe Editor, tabbing out of the fast-fill ingredients field no
    longer causes cursor to "stick".

    -In Recipe Editor, inserting a video from a network location (e.g.
    /\server) no longer fatals.

    -In Recipe Editor, Modify Category/Cuisine/Rating dialog will now open to
    selected tab (e.g. cuisines).

    -In Recipe Editor, Menus or MealPlans, opening up the ingredient list will
    open to the highlighted ingredient.

    -In Recipe List, opening the first recipe (in title order) to a new window
    no longer causes a fatal.

    -In Search, the 30-recipe limit on copies from Search Results has been
    removed.

    -In Search, the cuisine list will no longer appear to be empty when a
    recipe with a blank cuisine exists.

    -In Search, ingredient searches thru MealPlans now works correctly.

    -In Search, any combination of source, alternate source, author and
    copyright may now be searched.

    -In Search, subtitle searches thru recipes where first ingredient is a
    blank line no longer causes a fatal.

    -In Search Results, the Delete key will now delete the selected recipe
    from its cookbook as well as from the list.

    -In Search, selection of search criteria for Time and Nutrition ranges is
    better behaved.

    -In Search, changing search target type (e.g. from cookbooks to menus)
    will now reset all search criteria.

    -In Shopping and Ingredient Lists, improved accuracy of computed costs to
    the nearest penny.

    -In Substitutions and Yield/Equivalents, general behavior of editors and
    list displays improved.

    -In Substitutions and Yield/Equivalents, adding a new item to an empty
    list no longer cause a fatal.

    -In Wine List, keyboard shortcuts for cut & paste now work in editable
    fields.

    -In Wine List, the current selection will be preserved when changing sort
    order.

    -In Wine List, when sorted by region, adding a new wine will no longer
    cause a fatal.

    -In Wine List, when sorted by category, changes to a wine's category will
    display in the wine list as expected.

    -Vast speed improvements in Search and MasterList.

    -MCX (cookbook picture) files will now shrink to recover excess empty
    space from deleted pictures.

    -Checked items are now displayed at the top of the category list for a
    recipe.

    -Prompt to delete empty categories will now only be displayed if an empty
    category is detected.

    -Arrow keys now work in combo boxes.

    -ENTER key behavior corrected in many places (advancing cells in edit
    tables, default button activation etc.).

    -CTRL-ENTER key will once again add a carriage return into an editable
    table cell (recipe editor, shopping, etc.).

    -Delete key will now work as expected in Import Assistant, Shopping,
    Favorites and Search views.

    -Delete key will now work as expected in dialogs launched from Shopping,
    Favorites and Search views.

    -Refresh (F5) will now always correctly update document lists in
    non-cookbook/non-recipe views.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Installation - Version 5.x/6.x Combining SierraHome Products

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Installation

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. What if we buy more than one set of cookbooks with MasterCook 5.x/6.x?
    Do we use the "install" application for each one? Is this the only way to
    get the glossary links and movie tips. (See the mastercook.ini file and
    sections for [PicturePacks] and[VideoLists])

    Also, what happens to the ingredients that I added if I install the
    Cooking Light version "on top of" the Betty Crocker version?

    What does SierraHome recommend? Does copy from CD give us all the
    ingredients and menus and extras?


    Q. In MasterCook 4.06 I used the Merge Wizard to add the Graham Kerr and
    MasterCook Deluxe to my Cooking Light. I can not find any reference to a
    Merge Wizard in the 5.x/6.x manual. What do I do?

    A. MasterCook 5.x/6.x can use the same application directory to store all
    content releases such as Betty Crocker, Cooking Light, Deluxe. In other
    words the entire application can live in a single folder instead of
    multiple folders throughout your hard drive. Each content release will
    have a Collection folder such as Betty Crocker Collections, Deluxe
    Collections and Cooking Light Collections (which are the extent currently
    of the 5.0 releases). The same executable is used for all products.

    After you install a new content release such as Cooking Light in
    conjunction with Deluxe the following things will have happened.

    1. You will have a new collections folder with the content that belongs to
    that release.
    2. You will have a merged tips file with new videos/etc.
    3. The Cookbook Browser screen will have all cookbooks from all products
    displayed.
    4. Your branding (Splashscreen, watermarks, etc.) throughout the program
    will change to the last installed product. For example if at first you had
    Betty Crocker installed then later installed Cooking Light then you will
    have all the artwork for Cooking Light instead of Betty Crocker.
    5. New Menus and Meal plans should be present.

    NOTE: The only upgradable files from 4.0 are Cookbooks and the USER.ING
    file. All other files (menus/meal plans, shopping lists, print layouts,
    etc.) are non-upgradable items from 4.0 and will have to be re-created.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Installation - Version 6.0 (SierraHome)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Installation

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Basic Install Guidelines

    1. Back up your files. Before installing ANY MasterCook product or patch,
    you should be sure to back up all of your existing MasterCook files.

    You may want to review "Installation - Backing Up Your Files" to make sure
    you have your backups in order.

    2. Exit all running programs, including MasterCook. Make sure that your
    antivirus program is NOT enabled. (Sometimes, you can do this by
    right-clicking the program's icon in your systray and choosing from a
    menu; other times you will need to open the antivirus program and disable
    it from a menu there.) Also check to see that Norton's CrashGuard, First
    Aid, and similar programs are NOT enabled. Many people have had corrupt
    installations of MasterCook because antivirus or crash guard programs were
    left running during installation.

    You can (and should) double-check to see what programs are running by
    pressing ctrl-alt-del on your computer. If you can find out, perhaps from
    your computer manufacturer, which programs you can safely end task on at
    this stage, you should. During the installation process, many programs ask
    you to shut down extra programs that load when your computer starts up. It
    makes sense to try and identify those you can live without and still
    maintain basic functions (like mouse drivers). Do NOT End Task on Explorer
    or Systray.

    3. During the install process, MasterCook 6 will search your hard drive
    for preexisting user.ing files from MasterCook 4. (This is the file that
    contains the information on ingredients you have added or amended for your
    ingredients list.) If you do NOT want these files incorporated into your
    v6 installation, you should do a thorough search of your entire hard drive
    to locate them and rename them with a distinctive file extension such as
    *.temp. Otherwise they will be automatically incorporated into the
    MasterCook 6 MC Ingredients.ing file. After MasterCook 6 is installed, go
    back and rename them to their original name.

    Version 6 Install Options

    These different options are set out because MasterCook 6 installs somewhat
    differently than the other MasterCook products you may have installed in
    the past. It should default to installing over the top of your existing
    MasterCook 5, essentially replacing it. This was designed into the program
    so that it could incorporate your personalized ingredient lists from prior
    versions, both 4 and 5. This is a great feature, but, if you do not want
    to merge versions 5 and 6 now, other install options are available.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to get the result you want, be sure to note the
    folder the installer states will be used and direct it elsewhere if
    necessary.

    1. Default Install: Allow (or direct) MasterCook 6 to install itself in
    your MasterCook 5 folder. It will update your version 5 to version 6.

    During the installation it will merge your v4 user.ing file and v5 MC
    Ingredients.ing file. If it finds duplicate ingredients you will be
    prompted about what to do. At the prompt select "Yes" *OR* "Yes to All"
    and it will keep your existing ingredient values. If you select "No," the
    ingredient list from the v6 CD will install.

    Note that your shortcuts will still read as they did for the version 5
    program, but the version 6 program will open when you click on them. If
    you want to change the wording of the shortcut, right click the shortcut
    with your mouse and choose Rename from the menu. Press the right arrow key
    one time so the current wording will stay visible, then edit the name.
    Press Enter to accept the new name.

    If you choose this option, you should be sure that your version 5
    installation has been updated with all applicable patches to the latest
    version, 5.05.

    2. Version 6 Only Install: Uninstall MasterCook 5 using either the
    Uninstall utility from the Start>Programs>Sierra menu or the Add/Remove
    Programs from Start>Settings>Control Panel. Manually delete the v5
    directory from Windows Explorer, taking care that your files are backed up
    elsewhere, and delete any shortcuts from Start>Programs or your Desktop.

    Reboot your computer to reset system resources and update Windows. Disable
    your virus scanner and close all running programs (see the Basic Install
    Guidelines above) and install version 6. This will NOT merge your v5 ING
    file since it can only do this during an installation over the top of v5.

    If you want to use this option and still want to merge your v5 ingredients
    file into v6, use Windows Explorer to create a folder named MasterCook 6,
    and create a subfolder called Mc Tools within it. Place your v5 ING file
    inside of the Mc Tools folder you created, then direct the installation to
    the new MasterCook 6 directory you created. This will merge your v5 MC
    Ingredients.ing file with the MC Ingredients.ing file on the v6 CD. During
    the installation, you will be prompted about what to do if it finds
    duplicate ingredients. At the prompt select "Yes" *OR* "Yes to All" and it
    will keep your existing ingredient values. If you select "No," the
    ingredient list from the v6 CD will install.

    3. Keep Version 5 on Your Computer: You can keep version 5 and version 6
    on your computer at the same time, but you CANNOT have them open at the
    same time. To do this, use Windows Explorer to create a folder named
    MasterCook 6. If you want to use your v5 MC Ingredients.ing file, create a
    subfolder called Mc Tools within the new MasterCook 6 folder. Place a COPY
    of your v5 ING file inside the Mc Tools folder you created, and then
    direct the installation to the new MasterCook 6 folder. (Be sure to follow
    the Basic Install Guidelines above and turn off your antivirus, and
    running programs.) This will merge your v5 MC Ingredients.ing file with
    the MC Ingredients.ing file on the v6 CD. During the installation, you
    will be prompted about what to do if it finds duplicate ingredients. At
    the prompt select "Yes" *OR* "Yes to All" and it will keep your existing
    ingredient values. If you select "No," the ingredient list from the v6 CD
    will install.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: IF you decide to keep both version 5 and 6 on your
    computer, you *cannot* have them open at the same time. They will "share"
    cookbook files. For example, if you open an existing v5 cookbook with v6,
    it will create a "shortcut" to that cookbook on the v6 Cookbook Browser
    (opening a v4 cookbook would cause v5 or v6 to make its own copy), so
    don't delete that cookbook unless you want it to disappear from both
    versions.

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VERSION 4 USERS: If you have MasterCook 4 on your
    computer when you install version 6, you can remove v.4 later, if you
    like, without affecting the version 6 installation. To do this, use the
    MasterCook 4 "Setup & Uninstall" shortcut in your Start>Programs menu. If
    you have created a subfolder in the Sierra Start>Programs menu for version
    4 shortcuts, make sure that the Setup & Uninstall shortcut is in the main
    Sierra shortcut subfolder. (Your shortcut "path" should be
    Start>Programs>Sierra>Setup & Uninstall).

    If your Setup & Uninstall shortcut is in an MasterCook 4 or other folder
    or subfolder, move it: right click the Start button, and choose Explore
    from the menu. A Windows Explorer window will open, showing you the
    Windows\Start Menu\Programs structure. Click on the + next to Programs (in
    the left pane) to expand it, and scroll down to Sierra. Arrange your view
    of the files and folders so that you can see the Setup & Install shortcut
    in the right pane and the Sierra folder in the left pane. Drag the Setup &
    Install shortcut on top of the Sierra folder and drop it there. Any
    MasterCook 4 shortcuts in other shortcut subfolders will need to be
    removed manually after the uninstall has taken place and you have
    rebooted.

    If the MasterCook 4 uninstall shortcut is not in the main Sierra folder,
    the uninstall will remove the entire Sierra shortcut folder and you will
    lose the shortcuts only to all your other MasterCook installations, except
    for the desktop. The MasterCook 4 uninstall will only remove its own
    program files. Your other MasterCook programs themselves will not be
    affected, and you can create new shortcuts from the exe files if you need
    to, but you can avoid this extra step if you follow the procedure outlined
    above.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Installation - Version 6.0 (SierraHome) Uninstall and Reinstall

    Recipe By :
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    BACK UP YOUR FILES!

    See "Installation - Backing Up Your Files" in this cookbook. It contains
    instructions on how to back up your cookbooks and other files. If you are
    uninstalling MC 6.0 because of a problem with a particular cookbook or
    other customized feature, do not overwrite any backups you had made of
    that file before you started having the problem.

    NOTE: If you installed MC 6.0 over the top of your MC 5, your folder and
    shortcut names may still say MC 5. You will need to use uninstall for
    whatever version shows up in the Add/Remove Programs list. To reinstall in
    the same configuration, you should reinstall MC 5 first, patch it to 5.05
    if necessary, and then reinstall MC 6.0 over the top again.

    UNINSTALL Sierra MC 6.0

    To uninstall, use either the Uninstall utility from the
    Start>Programs>Sierra menu or the Add/Remove Programs from
    Start>Settings>Control Panel.

    If you receive a message asking whether to uninstall shared files (*.dll
    files), choose to remove them.

    Restart your computer. This will reset your resources.

    Using Windows Explorer, go to the folder where you originally installed MC
    6.0, and delete the MasterCook 6 subfolder and all of its contents. If you
    used the default installation folder, this will be in C:\Sierra\. NOTE: If
    you are sharing your computer with other members of your family and have
    different Windows User Profiles, you will want to make sure to remove any
    instances of MasterCook for each user. Using Windows Explorer you can find
    them in a directory like this: C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\your name\START
    MENU\PROGRAMS
    > You MUST delete the MasterCook Folder and all its contents <

    Delete any MC 6 shortcuts on your desktop or Start>Programs menu.

    Empty your recycle bin.

    INSTALL Sierra MC 6.0

    Restart your computer to reset resources (if you did not just do this as
    part of the uninstall process).

    Exit all running programs, including MasterCook. Make sure that your
    antivirus program is NOT enabled. (Sometimes, you can do this by
    right-clicking the program's icon in your systray and choosing from a
    menu; other times you will need to open the antivirus program and disable
    it from a menu there.) Also check to see that Norton's CrashGuard, First
    Aid, and similar programs are NOT enabled.

    You can (and should) double-check to see what programs are running by
    pressing ctrl-alt-del on your computer. If you can find out, perhaps from
    your computer manufacturer, which programs you can safely end task on at
    this stage, you should. During the installation process, many programs ask
    you to shut down extra programs that load when your computer starts up. It
    makes sense to try and identify those you can live without and still
    maintain basic functions (like mouse drivers). Do NOT End Task on Explorer
    or Systray.

    Install MC 6.0 by placing the CD in the drive and clicking on "Install."

    When installation is complete, restart your computer to reset your
    resources and let Windows update its records.

    If you are installing multiple Sierra MC 6.0 titles, restart your computer
    between each installation (and don't forget to turn off all those running
    programs, antivirus, CrashGuard, etc. EACH time you restart.)
    If you are installing multiple Sierra MC 6.0 titles one over the other,
    the splash screen that displays when you open your program will belong to
    the last MC 6 title you installed, so you can keep this in mind when you
    reinstall your version 6.0 products.

    Replace your backed up files

    When you have completed the installation and patching and have tested to
    make sure your MasterCook is working properly (can you open cookbooks? add
    a recipe? search?), close MasterCook and, using Windows Explorer, copy
    your backed up cookbooks and files to the appropriate folder (see the How
    to Back Up FAQ). Then open MasterCook to the cookbook browser window
    (where all the cookbook titles are listed) and press F5 so MasterCook can
    refresh its file list. If you added collection folders, you will need to
    use Tools>Manage Collections to add them to MC.

    If you are restoring cookbooks and files you have backed up on a CD-R or
    CD-RW, the files and cookbooks may have the read-only attribute. This
    means that you will not be able to edit or otherwise alter them, even when
    you copy them back to your program, unless you change their file
    attributes. Just so you don't lose track of which files are involved when
    you want to restore them to your program, use Windows Explorer to copy
    them to an empty folder on your hard drive. Highlight all the file names,
    choose Properties from the File Menu, and un-check the Read-only box. (You
    can select many files at once and then change their properties at the same
    time.) Then you can move them to the proper place in your MasterCook
    folder.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Installation - Version 6.2 (ValuSoft)

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    Back up your files. Before installing ANY MasterCook product or patch, you
    should be sure to back up all existing MasterCook files you want to use in
    the new installation.

    You may want to review on the message board
    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.eed7c76 (How to Back Up MC 4.x)
    and/or "Installation - Backing Up Your Files" in this cookbook to make
    sure you have your backups in order.

    ValuSoft Install Basics

    The ValuSoft MC 6.2 will install into a different folder than Sierra
    programs on your hard drive, C:\Program Files\MasterCook. Unlike Sierra
    programs, we are not to install the ValuSoft program on top of (in the
    same folder as) an existing MasterCook MC 5/6.0/6.2 program. (You can
    combine the content of prior installations in a separate step, see below.)


    If you have both the ValuSoft Complete Suite with Betty Crocker and the
    ValuSoft Deluxe titles, uninstall the Deluxe title and install only the
    Complete Suite (Betty Crocker), which contains all the same content as the
    Deluxe. UNinstall ValuSoft MC 6.2 by using the uninstall shortcut in your
    Start > Programs menu (Start > Programs > MasterCook > Uninstall
    MasterCook). (But be sure you have backed up your files!)

    We recommend that you also UNinstall any existing Sierra programs as well,
    using the instructions in "Installation - Version 6.0 (SierraHome)
    Uninstall and Reinstall" in this cookbook for either MC 5/6.0. If you are
    using MC 3/4, uninstall using this faq as a guide:
    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.eed7c8c "How to Uninstall and
    Reinstall MC 4.x"

    Restart your computer. Use Windows Explorer to verify that any previous
    MasterCook folder has been removed; if not, remove it manually and empty
    your Recycle Bin.

    Basic Install Guidelines

    Exit all running programs. Make sure that your antivirus program is NOT
    enabled. (Sometimes, you can do this by right-clicking the program's icon
    in your systray and choosing from a menu; other times you will need to
    open the antivirus program and disable it from a menu there.) Also check
    to see that Norton's CrashGuard, First Aid, and similar programs are NOT
    enabled. Many people have had corrupt installations of MasterCook because
    antivirus or crash guard programs were left running during installation.

    You can (and should) double-check to see what programs are running by
    pressing ctrl-alt-del on your computer. If you can find out, perhaps from
    your computer manufacturer, which programs you can safely end task on at
    this stage, you should. During the installation process, many programs ask
    you to shut down extra programs that load when your computer starts up. It
    makes sense to try and identify those you can live without and still
    maintain basic functions (like mouse drivers). Do NOT End Task on Explorer
    or Systray.

    Install The ValuSoft MC 6.2 program by inserting the CD in the drive and
    following the instructions that appear on the screen. Note that you should
    use the default installation folder for the install (C:\Program
    Files\MasterCook) if you intend to use the ValuSoft Merge Tool.

    Restart your computer.

    Merge Tool:

    If you have MasterCook content from previous Sierra MasterCook titles that
    you would like to add, download the ValuSoft Merge Tool from

    http://www.valusoftsupport.com/libra...rCookTools.vbs

    Execute the file you downloaded by double-clicking on it. Then restart
    your computer so the Merge Tool will be available to you.

    IF you are RE-installing your MasterCook, you will need to execute the
    file again by double-clicking on it and restarting your computer. If you
    do not do this, you will still see the options on your right-click menu,
    but clicking them will not do anything. You need to double-click the
    MasterCook Tools.vbs file again so the choices will become active.

    To merge Sierra MC 5/6.0 program content see "Installation - Version
    5.x/6.x Combining ALL SierraHome and ValuSoft Products" in this cookbook
    which sets out in detail how to add MC 5/6.0 content to your ValuSoft MC
    6.2 installation.

    To merge MasterCook 4.x program content see: "Installation - Version 6.2
    (ValuSoft) - Merging MC Versions 4/3/2/1 Products into ValuSoft MC 6.2" in
    this cookbook.

    Useful Tip: If you are converting a lot of MC 2/3/4 cookbooks, it would be
    a good idea to make a backup copy of the new *.mc2 files. Then if you
    should later need to reinstall, you won't have to go through the
    conversion process again; you can restore the converted files just like
    any other *.mc2 cookbook file.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Installation - Version 6.2 (ValuSoft) Merging ALL SierraHome/ValuSoft Versions 5.x/6.x Products

    Recipe By :
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    Categories : Installation

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    Do you have multiple titles of MasterCook 5.x and 6.x, including a v6.2
    ValuSoft title? Would you like to combine them all into one program? This
    discussion explains how to combine the 5.x and 6.x titles with your
    ValuSoft MC 6.2 title. (Procedures for combining the content of MC
    versions 4 and below is covered in "Installation - Merging MasterCook
    Versions 4/3/2/1 Products into ValuSoft MC 6.2" in this cookbook.

    With the SierraHome v5.x and v6.0 titles we were instructed to install
    them over the top of each other (in the same folder) for content to be
    merged. With ValuSoft's v6.x titles we are NOT to do this. Instead, we are
    to install the ValuSoft title and then merge the content of prior
    SierraHome titles in a separate step.

    IMPORTANT: BACK UP FILES FIRST

    Before proceeding further back up all your current MasterCook files
    (cookbooks, menus, etc.) See "Installation - Backing Up Your Files" in
    this cookbook.

    Uninstall prior versions:

    1. Uninstall your various MasterCook 5.x or 6.0 programs. You can use the
    ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS window from the Control Panel in Windows. Or, you can
    use the uninstall shortcut in your Start > Programs menu: Start > Programs
    > SIERRA > MasterCook 5 [or 6] > Uninstall [name of your title, like
    Deluxe Collection]

    2. Restart the computer so that Windows can update itself.

    3. Delete any MasterCook folders that remained behind after the
    uninstalls. (DON'T delete your backed-up stuff though!)

    4. If you have a program such as Norton's WinDoctor, you can run it at
    this point to find and "repair" any leftover keys in the Windows Registry.
    (This step is not necessary.)

    Install the ValuSoft MC 6.2

    1. Now install your ValuSoft v6.2 title. (The Betty Crocker title contains
    all the Deluxe content as well. So, if you have both, just install the
    Betty Crocker title.) Follow the directions in "Installation - Version 6.2
    (ValuSoft's)" in this cookbook, and DON'T forget to disable your virus
    scanner first!

    2. Restart your computer to let Windows update itself again.

    MERGING COOKBOOKS/MENUS

    NOTE: Perform the following with your MasterCook program closed and virus
    scanner disabled.

    1. Use Windows Explorer to create a collection folder for each of your
    other products or your own cookbooks (such as Food & Wine, and Cooking
    Light). For example: C:\Cookbooks\Food & Wine Collection and
    C:\Cookbooks\Cooking Light Collection. (You can name the folder what you
    wish and put them where you wish. You don't even have to use the word
    "collection" in the title.)

    2. Manually copy the cookbook files, cookbook picture files and menus to
    the collection folder(s) you created in the previous step. With the Food &
    Wine CD inserted into your CD drive (assuming it is assigned to the letter
    D) you will find the cookbook (*.mc2) and picture files (*.mcx) located
    here: D:\system\cookbooks. You will find the menu files (*.mnu) located
    here: D:\system\menus. Copy/paste all the *.mc2, *.mcx, and *.mnu files to
    the collection folders you created in the previous step.

    3. Remove the read-only attribute from all these files. After they are
    pasted into the folder you created in step #1 above, SELECT ALL the files
    and choose PROPERTIES from the File menu in Windows Explorer, remove that
    checkmark for READ-ONLY, and place a checkmark in the box for Archive. (If
    you leave the setting read-only you will not be able to make changes to
    these files while using program.)

    4. Now you can launch the program and use the Collection Manager to ADD
    the collection folder to your MasterCook program. Launch MasterCook and
    choose MANAGE COLLECTIONS from the Tools menu. Navigate to the collection
    folder you created in step #1 above, highlight it and select the ADD
    button. Now that folder will be registered with MasterCook, and the
    content will be available to you inside the program. Do this for each
    collection folder you added. (From now on MasterCook will check these
    folders to see what you added/removed outside the program when you press
    F5 or select Tools > Refresh File List.)

    Perform the same steps using your v5.x or v6.0 Cooking Light CD. If you
    are using v6.0 you will also find search index files (*.mcz) to copy over
    for each cookbook.

    For adding cookbooks from MC 4 and below, see "Installation - Merging
    MasterCook Versions 4/3/2/1 Products into ValuSoft MC 6.2" in this
    cookbook.

    MERGING THE TIPS FILES

    NOTE: Perform the following with your MasterCook program closed and virus
    scanner disabled.

    1. Download and execute (double-click) the ValuSoft Merge Tool from:
    http://www.valusoftsupport.com/libra...rCookTools.vbs

    Restart your computer to activate the Merge Tool. DISABLE your virus
    scanner, etc., again.

    2. Using Windows Explorer navigate to the D:\system\Tools folder on the
    Food & Wine CD.

    3. Copy these two files to a temporary folder on your computer:

    MC Tips.mtf
    MC Tips.mcx

    4. Remove the read-only settings from these files. (Right click on them
    and choose PROPERTIES. Remove the checkmark from the read-only box.) This
    step is important.

    5. Right click on that MC Tips.mtf file and choose MERGE MASTERCOOK TIPS
    from the pop-up menu. It will add the Food & Wine tips to your program.
    You can verify this by checking the MasterList after launching the
    program.

    6. You can now safely delete both files (MC Tips.mtf and MC Tips.mcx) you
    copied to your computer.

    Perform the same steps using your v5.x or v6.0 Cooking Light CD.

    ADDING VIDEOS TO HARD DRIVE

    If you wish to continue inserting the CD into the drive to view the video
    tips then you can just ignore this section.

    1. Close MasterCook.

    2. Use Windows Explorer to copy the contents of the VidTips folder on a CD
    (you might choose the v5.05 Best Of MasterCook CD since it already
    contains the most *.mov files.) to your hard drive somewhere. Create a new
    folder named C:\VidTips and then paste all the *.mov files to your new
    folder. Remove the read-only attributes for all these *.mov files.

    3. Remove the CD from the drive.

    4. Find and delete the MC World.mcw file on your computer. It can be found
    inside the ValuSoft v6.2 folder here: C:\Program Files\MasterCook\Mc
    Tools.

    5. Launch MasterCook and go to the Tips screen.

    6. Select/highlight a tip that has a video, like "Adding Fat to Flour."
    Double click where it shows the picture.

    7. You will then get an error message stating it can't locate the video
    file. Select the BROWSE button and navigate to a video tip in the folder
    you placed on your hard drive in step #1. All the tips will refer to that
    folder from now on.

    MERGING THE INGREDIENT LIST

    NOTE: Perform the following with your MasterCook program closed and virus
    scanner disabled.

    1. Using Windows Explorer, locate your backed up copy of the v5/6 ING file
    (MC Ingredients.ing).

    2. Right click on the MC Ingredients.ing file and choose MERGE MASTERCOOK
    INGREDIENTS from the pop-up menu. If you have edited ingredients that were
    in the original Ingredient List (such as by adding prices or changing the
    nutritional values), you will receive a message that there is a duplicate
    ingredient and you will be asked what to do. Answer NO or NO TO ALL to
    keep your edited version of the ingredient. If you select "Yes", the
    existing ingredient in your MC 6.2 Ingredient File will be used.

    Now your v5/6 ING file is merged with the v6.2 one. (Keep this file backed
    up from now on.)

    If you have version 4 or below, see "Installation - Merging MasterCook
    Versions 4/3/2/1 Products into ValuSoft MC 6.2" in this cookbook.

    OTHER MC 5/6 FILES

    Now all you need to do is finish copying over the other backed-up files to
    their proper homes, i.e. shopping lists, substitutions, print designs and
    any others that you personally edited. "Installation - Backing Up Your
    Files" in this cookbook will tell you how to restore them.

    And, if you perfer to have a different "look/watermark" throughout the
    program, just replace the MC Branding.mbf file that is found inside the
    \MasterCook\MC Tools folder on your computer. If you wish to have the Food
    & Wine look, locate that MC Branding.mbf on the CD and overwrite the one
    in the \MasterCook\MC Tools folder on your computer. Remove the read-only
    settings for the file after copying it over. If you'd rather have the
    Cooking Light look, use the MC Branding.mbf from its CD instead. Have
    fun!!

    CHANGING THE BRANDING FILE TO CHANGE LOOK

    If you prefer to have a different "look/watermark" throughout the program,
    just replace the MC Branding.mbf file that is found inside the
    \MasterCook\MC Tools folder on your computer. If you wish to have the Food
    & Wine look, locate that MC Branding.mbf on the CD and overwrite the one
    in the \MasterCook\MC Tools folder on your computer. Remove the read-only
    settings for the file after copying it over. If you'd rather have the
    Cooking Light look, use the MC Branding.mbf from its CD instead.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Installation - Version 6.2 (ValuSoft) Merging MC Versions 4/3/2/1 Products into ValuSoft MC 6.2

    Recipe By :
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    Do you have Mastercook titles from version 4 and below that you would like
    to add to your ValuSoft MC 6.2 program? This discusssion explains how to
    do accomplish this.

    First, BACK UP your cookbook (*.mcf and *.mrf) files, and your USER.ING
    file (these are the new ingredients you added yourself, not ingredients
    from the original MC Ingredient List that you might have edited). These
    are the only files you will be able to convert to use with your MC 6.2.

    Uninstall your older MasterCook program. After uninstalling, go back and
    remove any leftover MasterCook folders that might exist.

    Install your ValuSoft MC 6.2 program, following the steps in "Installation
    - Version 6.2 (ValuSoft's)" included in this cookbook. DON'T forget to
    disable your virus scanner first!

    If you have not already done so, download the ValuSoft Merge Tool from:

    http://www.valusoftsupport.com/libra...rCookTools.vbs

    Execute the file you downloaded by double-clicking on it. then restart
    your computer so the Merge Tool will be available to you.

    To convert cookbook files: Do not have the MC program open for these
    steps. Copy the cookbook files from the MC CD or other backup location to
    a separate folder on your hard drive, one that you've made for the
    purpose. You'll need the *.mcf (cookbook/recipes) and *.mrf (picture)
    files only. If the files were copied from a CD, highlight all the
    filenames, right-click, choose Properties, UNcheck the box beside the
    read-only attribute, and place a checkmark beside Archive. Then right
    click each *.mcf file in turn and choose Convert MasterCook 4.x Cookbook.
    The cookbook will be converted and placed in the My Collection folder of
    your MC 6.2 installation. After each cookbook is converted, you can move
    over to your MC 6.2 folder and move each set of new cookbook files (the
    cookbook *.mc2 and picture *.mcx) into a new collection folder. When
    you're done, open MC and use Tools > Manage Collections to ADD your new
    collection folders to MC's memory. Delete the *.mcf and *.mrf files you
    used for conversion purposes from your computer.

    NOTE: Cookbooks in the MC 2/3/4 *.mcf format can also be converted for use
    in ValuSoft MC 6.2 by opening MC 6.2 and choosing File > Open from the
    main file menu. Direct MC to the folder where your *.mcf cookbook files
    are located. You will be asked if you want to create a new cookbook. MC
    6.2 will convert the cookbook, leaving the original cookbook unchanged.

    To convert the MC 4.x user.ing file: Do not have the MC program open for
    these steps. Copy the MC 4 user.ing file from its backup location to a
    separate folder on your hard drive, one that you've made for the purpose.
    If you had it backed up on CD, check the file, as above, to make sure the
    file attributes are not read-only. Then right-click the file name and
    choose Convert MasterCook 4.x Ingredients.

    To merge MC 1/2/3 program content:

    Cookbooks in the MC 2/3 format can be converted using the same procedures
    described for MC 4 cookbooks, above. Cookbooks in the MC 1 format must
    first be converted to MC 2 format (opened into MC 2); then the resulting
    MC 2 cookbook can be converted as any other MC 2/3/4 cookbook.

    The user.ing files from MC 2/3 can only be converted if they are first
    converted to MC 4 format; then the amended MC 4 user.ing file can be
    converted as described above. [To convert to MC 4 format, place the
    user.ing file from the MC 2/3 installation in the MC 4 directory
    (C:\SIERRA\MCOOK4, C:\SIERRA\CKLT4, etc.), then reopen MC 4.] The user.ing
    files from MC 1 can be converted to MC 2 format only by installing MC 2 on
    top of MC 1; the resulting MC 2 user.ing must then be converted to MC 4
    version, as above.

    Useful Tip: If you are converting a lot of MC 2/3/4 cookbooks, it would be
    a good idea to make a backup copy of the new *.mc2 files. Then if you
    should later need to reinstall, you won't have to go through the
    conversion process again; you can restore the converted files just like
    any other *.mc2 cookbook file.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Installation - Version 7.0 (ValuSoft)

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    How to Install v. 7.0

    Back up your files. Before installing ANY MasterCook product or patch, you
    should be sure to back up all existing MasterCook files you want to use in
    the new installation.

    To make sure your backups are in order, you may want to review on the
    message board http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.eed7c76 (How to Back
    Up MC 4.x) and/or "Installation - Backing Up Your Files" in this cookbook
    to make sure you have your backups in order.

    ValuSoft Install Basics

    The MasterCook 7.0 will install into a different folder than other
    ValuSoft or Sierra programs on your hard drive, C:\Program
    Files\MasterCook 7. Unlike Sierra programs, we are not to install the
    ValuSoft programs on top of (in the same folder as) an existing MasterCook
    MC 5/6.0/6.2 program. (You can combine the content of prior installations
    in a separate step, see below.)

    Basic Install Guidelines

    Exit all running programs. Make sure that your antivirus program is NOT
    enabled. (Sometimes, you can do this by right-clicking the program's icon
    in your systray and choosing from a menu; other times you will need to
    open the antivirus program and disable it from a menu there.) Also check
    to see that Norton's CrashGuard, First Aid, and similar programs are NOT
    enabled. Many people have had corrupt installations of MasterCook because
    antivirus or crash guard programs were left running during installation.

    You can (and should) double-check to see what programs are running by
    pressing ctrl-alt-del on your computer. If you can find out, perhaps from
    your computer manufacturer, which programs you can safely end task on at
    this stage, you should. During the installation process, many programs ask
    you to shut down extra programs that load when your computer starts up. It
    makes sense to try and identify those you can live without and still
    maintain basic functions (like mouse drivers). Do NOT End Task on Explorer
    or Systray.

    Install the MC 7.0 program by inserting the CD in the drive and following
    the instructions that appear on the screen. Note that you should use the
    default installation folder for the install (C:\Program Files\MasterCook)
    if you intend to use the ValuSoft Merge Tool.

    Important Note re VBS File Warning: During The installation you may
    receive a warning from your antivirus program about a "malicious script."
    The File identified will be C:\Program Files\MasterCook 7\MC
    Tools\MasterCook Tools.vbs. You should authorize this script. You are
    receiving the warning because some viruses use vbs scripts to spread
    damage. However, this file is what will allow you to merge other
    MasterCook products into your MC 7.0 after it is installed. You ONLY need
    to use this tool if you have an Ingredient List you would like to
    merge/convert, or if you have tips from a previous MC 5/6.x title you
    would like to merge.

    Restart your computer.

    To add saved cookbooks or cookbooks/collections from prior versions, see
    "Installation - Version 7.0 (ValuSoft) Adding/Restoring Cookbooks, Menus,
    Meal Plans and/or Collection Folders" in this cookbook.

    To merge/convert Ingredient Lists from prior versions, see "Installation -
    Version 7.0 (ValuSoft) Merging Ingredient Lists and Tips" in this
    cookbook.

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    MC 5/6.x/7.x Cookbooks

    Perform these steps with MasterCook closed.

    If you are adding/restoring your own cookbook files from MC 5/6.x that you
    backed up yourself and if you want them to be contained in the My
    Collection folder, simply copy them from their backup location to the My
    Collection folder in MasterCook 7. You should also copy/paste in any
    backed-up copies of menus (*.mnu) or meal plans (*.pln).

    If they were backed up on a CD, remove the read-only attribute. SELECT ALL
    the files and choose PROPERTIES from the File menu in Windows Explorer,
    remove the checkmark for READ-ONLY, and place a checkmark in the box for
    Archive. (If you leave the setting read-only you will not be able to make
    changes to these files while using program.)

    Then open MC and, from the cookbook browser window, where all your
    cookbook names are listed, press F5 to refresh your file list. Your
    cookbooks will now be available to you.

    MC 4/3/2 Cookbooks

    If the cookbooks you would like to add are from MasterCook 4/3/2, OPEN
    MasterCook 7. Then from the main menu at the top of the screen, choose
    FILE > OPEN. You will be asked if you want to create a new cookbook. MC
    will make its own copy of the cookbook, leaving the original book
    untouched. If you are converting a lot of cookbooks, you should keep the
    MC 7 copy backed up, even if you do not intend to revise it, to save time
    if you need to restore it later on.

    NOTE: Cookbooks from MC 1 need to be converted to MC 2 format (opened into
    MC 2); then the resulting MC 2 cookbook can be converted as any other MC
    2/3/4 cookbook.

    MC 5/6.x Cookbooks/Collections from Other Titles, or Adding a Collection

    Use Windows Explorer to create a collection folder for each of your other
    products (such as Food & Wine, Cooking Light) or your own cookbooks. For
    example: C:\Cookbooks\Food & Wine Collection and C:\Cookbooks\Suzy's
    Collection. Or you could create the folders inside the MasterCook 7
    folder, such as C:\Program Files\MasterCook 7\Suzy's Collection. (You can
    name the folder what you wish and put them where you wish. You don't even
    have to use the word "collection" in the title.)

    Manually copy the cookbook files, cookbook picture files and menus to the
    collection folder(s) you created in the previous step. With the Food &
    Wine CD inserted into your CD drive (assuming it is assigned to the letter
    D) you will find the cookbook (*.mc2) and picture files (*.mcx) located
    here: D:\system\cookbooks. You will find the menu files (*.mnu) located
    here: D:\system\menus. Copy/paste all the *.mc2, *.mcx, and *.mnu files to
    the collection folders you created in the previous step. If you are adding
    a new collection folder for your own files, include your menu files and
    meal plans (*.pln) as well.

    Remove the read-only attribute from all the files that were on a CD, even
    your own backup copies. After they are pasted into the folder you created
    in step #1 above, SELECT ALL the files and choose PROPERTIES from the File
    menu in Windows Explorer, remove the checkmark for READ-ONLY, and place a
    checkmark in the box for Archive. (If you leave the setting read-only you
    will not be able to make changes to these files while using program.)

    Now you can launch the MC 7.0 program and use the Collection Manager to
    ADD the collection folder to your MasterCook program. Launch MasterCook
    and choose MANAGE COLLECTIONS from the Tools menu. Navigate to the
    collection folder you created in step #1 above, highlight it and select
    the ADD button. Now that folder will be registered with MasterCook, and
    the content will be available to you inside the program. Do this for each
    collection folder you added. (From now on MasterCook will check these
    folders to see what you added/removed outside the program when you press
    F5 or select Tools > Refresh File List.)

    Perform the same steps using your v5.x or v6.0 Cooking Light CD. If you
    are using v6.0 you will also find search index files (*.mcz) to copy over
    for each cookbook.

    For Information on merging Ingredient Lists and Tips, see "Installation -
    Version 7.0 (ValuSoft) Merging Ingredient Lists and Tips" in this
    cookbook.

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    Activate the Merge Tool

    If you have a personalized Ingredient List from an MC 6.x/5/4 program that
    you would like to merge, or if you have tips from a previous MC 5/6.x
    title you would like to merge, you will need to activate the Merge Tool.

    NOTE: Perform the following with your MasterCook program closed and virus
    scanner disabled.

    Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to go to your MC Tools folder
    (C:\Program Files\MasterCook\ 7\MC Tools). Make sure your antivirus is
    disabled.

    Execute the file MasterCook Tools.vbs by double-clicking on it. Then
    restart your computer so the Merge Tool will be available to you.

    IF you are RE-installing your MasterCook, you will need to execute the
    file again by double-clicking on it and restarting your computer. If you
    do not do this, you will still see the options on your right-click menu,
    but clicking them will not do anything. You need to double-click the
    MasterCook Tools.vbs file again so the choices will become active.

    >> When you use the Merge Tool, close MasterCook and disable your virus
    scanner. <<

    >> When you use the Merge Tool, make sure the file you are merging is on
    your hard drive and does NOT have a read-only attribute. (Copy the file(s)
    to a spare folder on your HD, highlight all of them, right-click, and
    remove the checkmark from read-only; add a checkmark by archive.) <<

    To merge MC 5/6.x Ingredient Files

    1. Using Windows Explorer, locate your backed up copy of the v5/6 ING file
    (MC Ingredients.ing).

    2. Right click on the MC Ingredients.ing file and choose MERGE MASTERCOOK
    INGREDIENTS from the pop-up menu. If you have edited ingredients that were
    in the original Ingredient List (such as by adding prices or changing the
    nutritional values), you will receive a message that there is a duplicate
    ingredient and you will be asked what to do. Answer NO or NO TO ALL to
    keep your edited version of the ingredient. If you select "Yes", the
    existing ingredient in your MC 7 Ingredient File will be used.

    Now your v5/6 ING file is merged with the v6.2 one. (Keep this file backed
    up from now on.)

    To convert MC 4 user.ing Files

    1. The user.ing file contains ingredients that you have added from the
    ground up, not those that you have revised or added prices to. It is the
    ONLY ing file that can be converted. Using Windows Explorer, locate your
    backed up copy of the v4 user.ing file.

    2. Then right-click the file name and choose CONVERT MASTERCOOK 4.X
    INGREDIENTS from the pop-up menu.

    Ingredient Lists from MC 1/2/3

    The user.ing files from MC 2/3 can only be converted if they are first
    converted to MC 4 format; then the amended MC 4 user.ing file can be
    converted as described above. [To convert to MC 4 format, place the
    user.ing file from the MC 2/3 installation in the MC 4 directory
    (C:\SIERRA\MCOOK4, C:\SIERRA\CKLT4, etc.), then reopen MC 4.] The user.ing
    files from MC 1 can be converted to MC 2 format only by installing MC 2 on
    top of MC 1; the resulting MC 2 user.ing must then be converted to MC 4
    version, as above.

    Merging Tips from Other MC 5/6.x Titles

    If you still have the other MC 5/6.x title installed on your computer, you
    can skip to step 4.

    1. Use Windows Explorer navigate to the D:\system\Tools folder on, for
    example, the Food & Wine CD.

    2. Copy these two files to a temporary folder on your computer:

    MC Tips.mtf
    MC Tips.mcx

    3. Remove the read-only settings from these files. (Right click on them
    and choose PROPERTIES. Remove the checkmark from the read-only box.) This
    step is important.

    4. Right click on that MC Tips.mtf file and choose MERGE MASTERCOOK TIPS
    from the pop-up menu. It will add the Food & Wine tips to your program.
    You can verify this by checking the MasterList after launching the
    program.

    5. You can now safely delete both files (MC Tips.mtf and MC Tips.mcx) you
    copied to your computer.

    6. Perform the same steps using your v5.x or v6.0 Cooking Light CD.

    For information on adding/restoring cookbooks, menus and meal plans, see
    "Installation - Version 7.0 (ValuSoft) Adding/Restoring Cookbooks, Menus,
    Meal Plans and/or Collection Folders" in this cookbook.

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    Installation - Windows 2000/XP

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    We've heard from quite a number of people who have installed MasterCook
    (various versions) on their XP computers and have reported that the
    program works just fine. One key to success is to be sure to install your
    program as set out in the Cooking Forum's FAQ and Tips folder for your
    version. Be sure to turn off ANTIVIRUS and other running programs. Be sure
    to say NO when the MasterCook 4 installer asks to do a system test.

    Installing

    There are some general tips on installing programs on XP here:
    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ef526f6

    That discussion includes tips on installing older 16 bit programs and
    those that require 256-color and/or 640x480 resolution support enabled,
    such as MasterCook 4 and below.

    Additional tips on compatibility issues in installing are found in these
    discussions/articles:


    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ef49fd1

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...compat/default
    asp

    Post-install issues

    IF, after following the instructions above, you are still having problems
    with running your program, first make sure that you are NOT using a
    "Limited User Account."

    For more information, see http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ef3d7ed

    IF you still have a problem and you are using MasterCook 6 you should
    consider obtaining and applying the Windows XP Application Compatibility
    Update available from Microsoft. MS describes it as "a package of software
    updates that address common application issues, helping Windows XP either
    to support these applications or helping to avoid common issues users may
    experience with these applications" [including MasterCook Suite 6.0
    (Sierra On-Line, Inc.)].

    For more information on the compatibility update from MS, see
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q308381

    Printing

    IF you have problems printing, be sure you have installed a local printer
    on the machine you are trying to print from, whether or not a printer is
    physically attached to that machine, and select it as the default printer
    before attempting to print. See
    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.eeca2be

    IF you have problems printing, be sure you have obtained and installed XP
    drivers from your printer manufacturer. The drivers that install
    automatically with XP may not support anything but basic printing. Without
    the proper drivers, you may not be able to edit your print design or print
    the way you like. Some printer manufacturers have stated that drivers for
    Win 2000 are appropriate for using in XP, so you may want to try
    installing those drivers. But your printer manufacturer is where you need
    to go for that information.

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    Installation - Windows Me

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    Win Me is not listed on the box as a supported platform for MasterCook
    6.0. We contacted Tech Support, and their official stance is that they
    "will certainly try to troubleshoot any issues you may have with
    techniques we know work in Windows 95 or 98." But, because MasterCook 6.0
    has not been "officially tested" with Win Me, they cannot go beyond that,
    to specific issues involving drivers, for example. So they are definitely
    willing to work with you.

    One of Sierra's volunteer moderators is using Win Me and MasterCook
    together fine, and others have reported that was their experience, too.

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    Installation - Windows NT

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    Q. Has anyone successfully used MasterCook 3 or later with NT 4.0?
    MasterCook II works just fine, but I've had trouble getting MasterCook
    version 3 to work (keep getting GPF errors).

    A. Yes, MasterCook 5.0 was compiled on NT, but the only bad point is that
    Tech Support won't support MasterCook on NT platforms, so it is all up to
    the user to diagnose problems. It works fine with the exception of the
    icon coloring in Windows Explorer - for some weird reason the icons look a
    little garbled on NT. You also need to set up a local printer. See this
    recipe for more info: Printing - Windows NT.

    Update -- A Win NT 4.0 (SP5/SP6) user states the icons look garbled with
    MasterCook 5.0; however, after updating to MasterCook 5.05 they look much
    better. MasterCook 6.x works/looks great as well.

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    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

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    MasterList - How to Use It

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    Q. Yesterday I tried moving recipes from my temporary cookbook into their
    final destination cookbooks. I went to MasterList, went down to my
    temporary cookbook, highlighted the recipe, then tried to drag it over to
    the new cookbook. Nothing!

    Now if I go to the individual cookbook, select the recipe and copy it,
    then open the new cookbook and paste, all goes well (it even takes the
    category along). But shouldn't I be able to do this in MasterList?

    How I drag and drop in MasterList:

    A. I drag and drop using 2 MasterLists. I can get this to work for me. I
    can highlight a recipe from one cookbook. Open up another MasterList and
    click on the category I want to drag it into. Then I can drag the recipe
    into the right side pane of the other MasterList. It will bring over the
    categories it previously had and will put it into the category I dropped
    it into. Adding categories to a recipe is supported by dragging a recipe
    from the right-pane of MasterList to the right-pane of another opened
    MasterList.

    A. You can do the same from the cookbook to the MasterList - the trick is
    expand the outline (or MasterList) until the category you want is open and
    showing it's recipes in the right panel of the MasterList. Then you can
    drag and drop a recipe from a book into the category of the other book
    using the MasterList.

    A. We can also do it -- and this is much faster -- from the MasterList to
    an open cookbook. Drag into the recipe title window.

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    Q: I want to change the servings for a meal on the Meal Planning Calendar.
    I don't create menus for ever meal I put on the calendar. Otherwise, I
    would end up with sixty-million menus for every day of the year. I just
    put recipes on the calendar. I like the fact that you don't have to save
    all the meal plans and that the recipes will be purged after a set number
    of days. Anyway, as you know on all the meals on the calendar the serving
    is set to 1. When you add a recipe to that meal it is automatically scaled
    to 1 serving. What I was wanting to do was change the serving size of the
    meal. Is there a way of doing this?

    A: 1. If you want the recipes to serve the number originally in the
    recipe: select each recipe individually, right click to get the pop-up
    menu, select "Set Servings", change the servings of "1" to the value from
    the original recipe (it's shown in the pop-up)

    2. If you want an entire meal (like Dinner) scaled to the same value:
    select the meal (like the line dinner) which selects all the recipes under
    that meal, right click to get the pop-up menu, select "Set Servings",
    change the servings to what you want. I think this also works for an
    selecting an entire day.

    3. If you want the entire week scaled to the same thing: select the first
    day, scroll to the bottom and do a SHIFT-LEFT-MOUSE-CLICK which selects
    everything, right click to get the pop-up menu, select "Set Servings",
    change the servings to what you want.

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    Open MasterCook, then click on Meals, I then click on the Calendar the
    Sunday of the Week that I am planning the Menus, I am going to give you my
    Menu for today. When you click on the Calendar a form pops up on the right
    hand side that says date, also has sections for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    So under Breakfast you would type each food you wish to have, enter and
    then a box will appear asking for the ingredient amount, i.e.: I typed in
    Apple Juice and in the ingredient amount box I typed 1/2 cup in the amount
    and tabbed to the Unit and typed cup and pressed okay. (Sometimes I find
    that the amount and unit box fails to pop up as it should and I click the
    product until it does. Repeat for Lunch and Dinner. While you are typing
    the individual meals if you highlight and hit the heart on the right you
    will get the nutritional info for that meal, and high the whole thing when
    you like myself try to see what the WW Points are. Below is an example.

    Breakfast:
    1/2 cup Apple Juice
    3/4 cup Raisin Bran
    1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
    1 cup coffee
    2 tablespoons Light Cream
    (Per serving (excluding unknown items): 288 calories 8g Fat (23.2%
    calories from fat); 9g Protein, 50g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 25mg
    Cholesterol; 351mg Sodium

    Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 Fruit; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat: 0
    other Carbohydrates

    Lunch:
    Black Bean-Orzo Salad (5 Points) (right click on you mouse click on the
    Recipe and it will go to your cookbooks to find the recipe when you click
    on it will print it and if the recipe is too big you can size it in this
    case it originally for 6 servings at the far right of the line the recipe
    is on is the # of servings click on it and you can change this amount to 2
    in my case)
    1 whole peach
    1 cup Yogurt with fruit, nonfat, artificial sweetener (Peach or
    Peach/Mango flavour) {right click on the mouse and click the text button}
    1 cup tea
    1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
    (Cut peach into bite-size pieces and add to yogurt and serve as dessert)
    {right click on the mouse and click the text button}

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 629 calories; 8g Fat (10.8%
    calories from fat); 36g Protein; 109g Carbohydrate; 16g Dietary Fiber; 8mg
    Cholesterol; 314mg Sodium.

    Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grains (Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 2
    Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates

    Dinner:
    Dennis's Cream of Vegetable Soup (1 Point) (I changed servings to 2)
    Oriental Chicken Stir-Fry (6.5 - 7 Points) (Same as above changed servings
    to 2)
    1/2 large Sliced Tomatoes
    3 Lettuce Leaves
    8 Cucumber slices
    Rhubarb Sauce (0 Points)
    1 cup Tea
    1/8 cup 1% low-fat milk

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items); 584 calories; 11g Fat (15.4%
    calories from fat); 67g Protein; 68g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber;
    101mg Cholesterol; 1346mg Sodium.

    Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch) 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 6 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2
    Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

    NOTES: You have to make sure that the recipes you are using are in
    MasterCook properly, this is that are no unknown items that will in fact
    affect the calories, fat, fiber etc, i.e.: just typing in say a cut of
    meat that is not know in MasterCook therefore this items will not be
    included in the nutritional values.

    When we print the above the recipes are also printed, which is super. If
    you do not desire a shopping list when you go to print, on the print
    screen box you have a choice to check the shopping list that you do not
    want to print one.

    To get the daily amount, highlight the 3 meals, and then click on the
    heart button on the right hand side. For the above it is Calories (kcal):
    1501 (I am trying to follow at 1500-1600 diet as per my Diabetic Doctor)
    % Calories from Fat 15.1
    % Calories from Carbohydrates 58.8%
    % Calories from Protein 28.1%

    Total Fat 27g, Cholesterol 134mg, Total Carbohydrate 227g, Dietary Fiber
    34g, Sodium 2011g Potassium 9964mg

    WW Points: C: 1501, F: 27g, DF 34g = 25 points (I try to stay with 25 - 28
    Points)

    Food Exchanges; Starch 5, Lean Meat 7 1/2; Vegetable 7; Fruit 2 1/2;
    Non-Fat Milk: 2 1/2 Fat 4, Other Carbohydrates 2. (except I had 1 1/2 too
    much protein is perfect for my Diabetic diet)

    So you see this Meal section of MasterCook is excellent to help those like
    myself who is trying to keep fat and carbos lower.

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    Miscellaneous - Arranging Windows' Windows

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    If you have many windows open and it's all a-clutter, and some windows are
    pushed off center-screen so that you cannot see the title bar, Windows'
    task bar can help restore things.

    1) Right click a blank space on the task bar and select one of the
    options:

    a) Minimize all. Then open the window you want from the task bar.

    b) Cascade all windows.

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    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Changing MasterCook's Looks

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    Q: I heard there is a way to change the look of MasterCook 5.x/6.x. How do
    I do this?

    A: There is a file in the MC Tools folder called MC Branding.mbf. If you
    have more than one MasterCook 5.x or 6.x title, you can change the MC
    Branding.mbf file. This file gives MasterCook the watermarks throughout,
    the Contents screen, as well as the screen that is showing while
    MasterCook is loading. You can copy the MC Branding.mbf file off the CD of
    your choice and replace it with the one on your computer. For example, if
    you currently have the Betty Crocker look and would rather have the look
    of Cooking Light, you can copy the MC Branding.mbf file from the Cooking
    Light CD and replace the MC Branding.mbf file inside the MC Tools folder
    on your computer.

    Do you want a holiday look for your MasterCook 5.x or 6.x program? The
    holiday branding file is available from here:

    ftp://ftp2.sierra.com/pub/goodies/pc/HolidayUpdate.exe

    The HolidayUpdate.exe file on Sierra's site is an installation file and
    will install the MC Branding.mbf file into the MC TOOLS folder for you.
    (Please review the instructions during the installation.) It will work if
    you have a single installation of SierraHome's MasterCook version 5.x or
    6.0 (only one MC TOOLS folder on your computer).

    However, if you have more than one installation of versions 5.x/6.x, the
    installer (HolidayUpdate.exe file from Sierra's site) won't let you choose
    which directory to install into. If you let it install into your version
    5.0 MC TOOLS folder, then you could copy the MC BRANDING.MBF file to a
    selected version 6.x MC TOOLS folder.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Cleaning Empty Categories From All Cookbooks

    Recipe By :
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    Q: When I do a search on categories, I see many categories that were
    previously deleted in the list that don't have any recipes. How do I get
    rid of them?

    A: Refresh your file list by hitting the F5 key on your keyboard or by
    selecting Refresh File List from the Tools menu.

    You can remove empty categories by deleting a recipe from a cookbook. When
    you do this you will be prompted to delete any empty categories in this
    cookbook.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Communities and Links For Things MasterCook

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    Q. Where can I get more information about MasterCook?

    A. Here are a few links and lists that offer help.

    MasterCook Message Board:
    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ee741bb

    Pat's MasterCook Resource Network:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~kitpath/

    Pam's MasterCook 5.0/6.0 Help Site:
    http://mc6help.tripod.com/

    Sierra's Knowledge Base
    http://www.sierra.com/support/techsupport.php

    ValuSoft's Technical Support Web Site
    http://www.valusoftsupport.com/

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Copying Files Off of the CD

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    Depending on your operating system you may find that files copied from a
    CD have their properties altered. After you have copied any file off the
    CD please make sure that you right click on the file you copied over and
    change the property from READ ONLY (indicated by a check mark). Having a
    read only ingredient list can cause a lot of problems within MasterCook.
    You do NOT need to have a checkmark in Archive.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Easter Egg

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    We have recently learned of an Easter Egg in MasterCook! Look for it in
    version 5.x or version 6.x. (Surely you have heard of Easter Eggs in other
    programs? If not, go use your favorite search engine and search the
    Internet and try to find some Easter Eggs for other programs you use --
    Word, Excel, etc.)

    What can I do with it?

    Well, you know since the beginning of time how we wanted to remove the
    nutritional summary from printing in the meal plans with versions 5.x/6.x,
    but we can't because we are NOT allowed to edit the print design for meal
    plans? This Easter Egg gives us a backdoor into editing that design.
    Yippee!!

    URGENT WARNING: Please use caution! I will NOT be responsible for any
    problems you encounter while playing with this toy nor will I claim to be
    able to help you out if you get stuck!! You are own your own! Since this
    is an Easter Egg and not part of the program that has even been mentioned
    before you are entering UNKNOWN TERRITORY. Tech Support will NOT! be able
    to help you, so don't even try that route. I recently learned of this
    myself, so you can bet you would learn more by exploring on your own. As
    always, it is a GREAT idea to back up your important MasterCook files
    (cookbooks, designs, etc.) before playing. If you get in a tangle, you
    could always uninstall/reinstall the program. If you accidentally save
    over the top of a design that came with the program you can get the
    original by copying it off the CD, etc. If all else fails, post a message
    on the board and maybe another user has figured it out and will reply
    back.

    However, I will share with you how I figured out a way to edit a meal
    plan. See below. (Please don't attempt this unless you are really familiar
    with this program and know how to edit a print design.)


    1. Launch the program and get to the Edit Print Design screen. (If you
    don't know how to get this far, you might want to play with the program a
    bit more and gain some more experience before continuing.)
    2. Select a text box (for example, the recipe title) and then use
    Ctrl+Shift+Right Click to find an Easter Egg pop-up menu. Yahoo!!
    3. Select Edit Item... from the pop-up menu. (Hmm...there are some other
    interesting things to choose from this menu. I'll try those later.)
    4. Type in this Four Byte Code: "MDay" without the quotes and press OK.
    5. You are now able to edit the Meal Plan design. Right-click on the
    nutritional summary and choose to hide it.
    6. Save your design by a new name (use Save Design As from the File menu)
    so that you don't overwrite the existing design.
    7. Now use this design the next time you want to print a meal plan, and
    the nutritional summary will be left out.
    You can take it further from there. Try using the Page tab of the Palette
    and making your meal plan print in two columns, etc.

    Have fun and please be sure to share with the rest of us anything fun and
    new you discover!!! Maybe you will be able to assist others who need help.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - MasterCook 5 (SierraHome) Titles

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    There are five MasterCook version 5 titles: MasterCook Deluxe, The
    Complete MasterCook Suite Featuring Betty Crocker (which includes
    MasterCook Deluxe), MasterCook Cooking Light, MasterCook Food & Wine, and
    The Best of MasterCook. All of these contain the same engine and work the
    same way. Only the cookbooks, tips, menus and meal plans are different
    from title to title. If you install more than one title, it will merge
    them together.

    MasterCook will convert cookbooks from older versions of MasterCook very
    easily.

    MasterCook Deluxe includes 21 cookbooks (titles listed below) with 5,000
    recipes.

    The Complete MasterCook Suite Featuring Betty Crocker includes 4 cookbooks
    (titles listed below) plus the 21 cookbooks from MasterCook Deluxe for a
    total of over 6,000 recipes.

    MasterCook Cooking Light includes 3 cookbooks (titles listed below) with
    over 1,400 recipes.

    MasterCook Food & Wine includes 7 cookbooks (titles listed below) with
    over 1,000 recipes.

    The Best of MasterCook includes:
    (a) All of the cookbooks from MasterCook Deluxe plus one new one: Happy
    Hour
    (b) All of the cookbooks from The Complete MasterCook Suite Featuring
    Betty Crocker plus two new ones: Great Grilling and Best Loved Recipes
    (c) All of the cookbooks from Cooking Light plus two new ones: Cooking
    Light '92-'94 and Cooking Light '95-'96
    (d) Total recipe count: 10106. Total tip count: 2227

    MasterCook Deluxe Collection:
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    Casual Dining
    Cooking with Gadgets
    Delicious Desserts
    Deluxe Appetizers
    Deluxe Bake it
    Deluxe Bartender's Guide
    Entertain!
    Fabulous & Flavorful
    Family Favorites
    Famous American Chefs
    Hot Off the Grill
    International Classics
    Kid Approved
    Kitchen Classics
    Meat Lovers
    Morning Meals
    Quick Fix
    The Art of Bread
    The Weekend Gourmet
    Vegetarian Favorites
    What to Fix for Dinner


    Betty Crocker Collection:
    ---------------
    Best of Baking
    Best of Healthy and Hearty Cooking
    Cookie Book
    Cooking Basics


    Food & Wine Collection:
    --------------
    America's Best Chefs
    Food & Wine Magazine
    Quick From Scratch Herbs & Spices
    Quick From Scratch Soups & Salads
    Quick From Scratch Vegetable Main Dishes
    Simply Elegant
    Soups & Stews


    Cooking Light Collection:
    --------------
    Cooking Light '96
    Cooking Light '97
    Cooking Light '98

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - MasterCook 5/6 Fields Are Longer

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    Q. How much longer are the fields in MasterCook 5.x/6.x?

    A. Here's a comparison chart - empirical estimates!
    ++++++++++___MC v2,3,4+++++__MC5/6+++++
    Title: 59 255
    Author: 59 255
    Category: 30 30
    Ingredient: 42 255
    Preparation: 22 255
    Wine: 59 60
    Serve Ideas: 59 255
    NOTES : 998 1000

    estimated by pasting 1234567890

    This information is in the help file, and in appendix A of the MasterCook
    6 manual.

    Field (Characters)
    ------------------
    Title (255)
    Description (255)
    Amount (10)
    Unit (25)
    Ingredient (255)
    Preparation Method (255)
    Directions (10,000)
    Notes (6,000)
    Author (255)
    Copyright (255)
    Source (255)
    Alt Source (255)
    Suggested Wine (132)
    Serving Ideas (6,000)
    Custom Times (Name) (31)
    Prep Time (5)
    Total Time (5)
    Custom Time (5)

    Other Capabilities/Limitations:
    ------------------------------
    Maximum collections in program (No Limit)
    Maximum number of cookbooks in program (No Limit)
    Maximum number of categories per cookbook (No Limit)
    Maximum number of recipes per cookbook (12,000)
    Maximum ingredients per recipe (No Limit)
    Maximum number of servings in recipe (9999)

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - MasterCook 6 (SierraHome) la Carte Titles

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    For those who have been wanting to try MasterCook 6 AND have a Sam's Club
    store nearby, there is a FREE copy of MasterCook la Carte The Cooking
    Light Collection bundled with a three-flavor pack of Crystal Light
    fruitade mix ($6.99 at my Sam's). This offer is only available at Sam's
    Clubs. This offer may also be found at BJ's (on the East Coast) as well as
    at Sam's Clubs.

    This is NOT a full-featured version. You can view the cookbook recipes
    (200+ included), search, and perform many other functions, but you cannot
    add your personal recipes to the program.

    You CAN, however, directly download recipes from the Sierra Recipe Library
    into the My Cookbook included. Neat feature!

    ********* UPDATE: The MasterCook.com web site no longer exists. *********

    This comes from the readme.txt file on the Crystal Light CD:

    [QUOTE]
    ADDING RECIPES TO "MY COOKBOOK" FROM MASTERCOOK.COM

    The MasterCook.com cookbook has been included in your MasterCook a la
    Carte software so that you can add to your library recipes from
    www.mastercook.com. MasterCook.com houses thousands of recipes in
    MasterCook format that you can add to your program in a few easy steps.
    Your Mastercook.com cookbook will collect all the recipes that you add and
    you will have easy access to them with the click of your mouse. Begin
    collecting recipes today to customize your program through
    www.mastercook.com.

    Directions for Downloading
    a) Select the MasterCook Web Site icon from the toolbar.
    b) At MasterCook.com, select a recipe or cookbook.
    c) Click DOWNLOAD.
    d) Select OPEN THIS FILE FROM ITS CURRENT LOCATION, then click OK.
    e) Recipes will automatically be added to "My Cookbook".

    NOTE: If you have IE 5.0 or higher, a second FILE DOWNLOAD window may
    appear. Select OPEN THIS FILE FROM ITS CURRENT LOCATION, then click OK.
    [END QUOTE]

    There is also another "viewer" version called MasterCook la Carte
    presents Prevention's the Healthy Cook. I was at Office Max on June 4,
    2001 and saw it on the shelf for $9.99. Great buy! It was in a jewel case
    only and didn't contain a manual. However, the PDF file (electronic
    manual) is included on the CD.

    Someone else posted on the message board in May 2001 that they saw it at
    Barnes and Noble. At B&N it was available in a small box (about the size
    of the Prevention magazine) for $14.95. It was spotted at Barnes and Noble
    on a shelf near the cooking magazines.

    Here's the scoop...

    This is version 6.01.81. It is a "viewer" version (read: it is missing
    some functionality of v6.0), so you cannot edit the recipes or check
    spelling, etc. However, most of the functionality from the navigation bar
    along the bottom (Search, Shopping, Favorites, etc.) works.

    The product contains 2 cookbooks: My Cookbook and Prevention's The Healthy
    Cook. Prevention's The Healthy Cook contains 493 recipes -- about 65
    contain recipe pictures.

    The My Cookbook included with this product has a "recipe" which explains
    how to import recipes from MasterCook.com:

    [START]
    Notes: Directions for Downloading:

    1. Select the MasterCook Web Site icon from the toolbar.
    2. At MasterCook.com, select a recipe or cookbook.
    3. Click DOWNLOAD.
    4. Select OPEN THIS FILE FROM ITS CURRENT LOCATION, then click OK.
    5. Recipes will automatically be added to "My Cookbook".

    NOTE: If you have IE 5.0 or higher, a second FILE DOWNLOAD window may
    appear. Select OPEN THIS FILE FROM ITS CURRENT LOCATION, then click OK.

    The MasterCook.com cookbook has been included in your MasterCook a la
    Carte software so that you can add to your library recipes from
    www.mastercook.com. MasterCook.com houses thousands of recipes in
    MasterCook format that you can add to your program in a few easy steps.
    Your Mastercook.com cookbook will collect all the recipes that you add and
    you will have easy access to them with the click of your mouse. Begin
    collecting recipes today to customize your program through
    www.mastercook.com.

    MasterCook.com is devoted to providing quality culinary content. Whether
    you are just beginning to experiment in your kitchen or are a seasoned
    chef, youll find a wealth of helpful information. New daily, weekly, and
    monthly features include tips on what's in season and articles like
    "Cooking for One" and "Making Baby Food." Weekly menus and daily featured
    recipes make planning meals a cinch, while the ever-expanding Recipe
    Library provides more than 7,000 recipes for you to explore. You can also
    enjoy the camaraderie of the MasterCook Community, where users post
    questions and exchange tips and techniques specific to their needs. So
    explore MasterCook.com and discover the resourceful art of interactive
    cooking!

    There are many benefits to upgrading to a premium version of MasterCook.

    1. Import recipes from your favorite Web sites with our Import Assistant.
    2. Thousands of high quality recipes in our many different versions.
    3. Export recipes to friends via email or post them on your own website.
    4. Save your recipe edits and scaling for future use.
    5. Create and customize your own cookbooks
    For more information go to www.MasterCook.com or call 1-800-757-7707
    [END]

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    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - MasterCook 6.0 (SierraHome) Titles

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    SierraHome released three MasterCook version 6.0 titles: MasterCook
    Deluxe; MasterCook, The Complete Suite 6.0 Featuring Betty Crocker (which
    includes MasterCook Deluxe); and MasterCook Cooking Light. All of these
    contain the same engine and work the same way. Only the cookbooks, tips,
    menus and meal plans are different from title to title. If you install
    more than one title, it will merge them together.

    MasterCook 6.0 will read version 5.x cookbooks and convert cookbooks from
    earlier versions of MasterCook very easily.

    MasterCook Deluxe 6.0 includes 15 cookbooks (titles listed below) with
    4,500+ recipes.

    MasterCook, The Complete Suite 6.0 Featuring Betty Crocker includes 10
    cookbooks (titles listed below) plus the 15 cookbooks from MasterCook
    Deluxe 6.0 for a total of over 6,500 recipes.

    MasterCook Cooking Light 6.0 includes 6 cookbooks (titles listed below)
    with 3,000 recipes.

    MasterCook Deluxe 6.0 Collection:
    ---------------
    Casual Dining
    Cooking with Gadgets
    Delicious Desserts
    Deluxe Appetizers
    Happy Hour
    Hot Off the Grill
    International Classics
    Kid Approved
    Mealtime
    Meat Lovers
    Morning Meals
    Quick Fix
    The Art of Bread
    The Weekend Gourmet
    Vegetarian Favorites


    Betty Crocker 6.0 Collection:
    ---------------
    About Betty Crocker Your Best Friend in the Kitchen
    Betty Crocker's Best Christmas Cookbook
    Betty Crocker's Best of Baking
    Betty Crocker's Best of Healthy and Hearty Cooking
    Betty Crocker's Best-Loved Recipes
    Betty Crocker's Cookie Book
    Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics
    Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cookbook
    Betty Crocker's Great Grilling
    Betty Crocker's Healthy New Choices


    Cooking Light 6.0 Collection:
    ---------------
    Cooking Light '92-'94
    Cooking Light '95-'96
    Cooking Light '96
    Cooking Light '97
    Cooking Light '98
    Cooking Light Holidays

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - MasterCook Yucky Color

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    Q. How do I change MasterCook's color. It's Green-yellow-yucky color.

    A. The colors you see depend on the video driver. To find out how your
    Display is setup, use the Control Panel: Display.

    There are several tabs to explore to see how things are configured. The
    Settings tab will tell you if windows is using a generic driver or the one
    designed for your monitor. You can select the right video as an "advanced"
    option.

    You may be able to adjust the colors. click "advanced" and the "color"
    tab.

    MasterCook 5 recommends using SVGA 800x600 resolution; small fonts and
    High Color (16 bit). If you are currently using 256 colors, try the High
    Color (16 bit) settings. You may need to select a different color scheme
    to go with the 16-bit color palette.

    I have my settings at True Color (32 bit), and it definitely looks much
    better than the 16 bit for me. The 16 bit produces this ugly peachy color
    for me. However the 32 bit setting gives it more of the tan color that it
    is suppose to be that matches the buttons and navigation bar at the
    bottom.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Opening Program Without Restore Previous View

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    Do you have Restore Previous View selected in your Preferences but would
    like to start the program and go right to the Contents screen?

    Hold down the SHIFT key, then doubleclick the icon to launch MasterCook.
    That will disable "Restore Previous View" (for that session) and the
    program will open to the CONTENTS screen. Note that you will need to
    doubleclick the desktop icon, even if you have your settings configured to
    otherwise open with a single click.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Other Applications to Use with MC - Buster for MasterCook

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    Buster is a Dos-App written by Glen Hosey. It automates most of the
    "gross" or global edits that we do over and over again to clean up mailed
    recipes and ready them for import into MasterCook.

    Go here to get Buster and companion help and quick start files:
    http://www.thehoseys.com/


    Here are some sites to check out about Buster:
    Sooz's Buster Lessons
    http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/2267/buster.html

    Gail's Buster Page
    http://www.mctagit.com/mcbuster.htm


    Q. Is anyone having a problem of "no recipes found" in Buster because of
    the new heading: * Exported from MasterCook*

    A. No, not since Glen updated Buster! Download the latest version (2.0J)
    of Buster
    http://www.thehoseys.com/

    Glen was kind enough to modify Buster so it can handle the new * Exported
    from MasterCook * heading which doesn't have as many blank spaces as the
    older version. I haven't had any problems with Buster not liking the
    header against the left margin.

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    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    Miscellaneous - Other Applications to Use with MC - MC-TagIt

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    Gail Shermeyer has created a program to use with MasterCook 5.x/6.x.

    MC-TagIt is a utility designed to convert standard recipe export formats
    into the new MasterCook XML-tagged import format. If you do not use
    MasterCook version 5 or 6, you do not need this utility.

    In addition to interpreting MasterCook versions II, 3 and 4 and MealMaster
    recipe exports, MC-TagIt also has it's own generic format enabling you to
    easily import generic text recipes as a group into MasterCook 5.x/6.x
    without going through the Import Assistant one by one.

    System and Software Requirements:
    Windows 95, 98 or NT.
    MasterCook version 5.x/6.x
    Text Editor (Such as Note Pad, Word Pad, or Note Tab)

    You can go here to get it:
    http://www.mctagit.com/MCTagit.htm

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Other Applications to Use with MC - Nuts&Berries for Macintosh

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    From Paul:

    Finally, I've gotten a moment to finish up what I've been doing.
    Nuts&Berries is a freeware Macintosh application that assists in the
    importing of recipes into MasterCook (or into whatever application you
    like better). It does quite a lot of stuff, including importing MasterCook
    5.0 format and converting it to MasterCook 4.0 format, or text. There are
    literally dozens of other features.

    The documentation isn't where I'd like it; in fact it isn't anywhere. I
    just don't have the time right now, and I apologize for that. But, you can
    probably muddle through and learn it by running the application and
    reading the balloon help. Of course, feel free to ask me questions and/or
    report any bugs you find.

    Helen Simmons has been a real trouper and tested this thing with me
    extensively, so I think it's pretty stable. It seems to work with system
    7.1 on up. But, no doubt some things will need to be fixed.

    You can get it at:

    http://www.macinsearch.com/users/pjw/

    I made Nuts&Berries to help Mac users, and I hope it does that. So, please
    let me know how (and if) you like it.

    -Paul

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Other Applications to Use with MC - Text-To-MasterCook II Conversion Utility

    Recipe By :
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    The Text-To-MasterCook II Conversion utility is a shareware program
    designed to be used with MasterCook II. MasterCook II is one of the most
    popular cooking programs on the market. Text-To-MasterCook is a shareware
    utility written in Microsoft's Visual Basic, and is designed to assist the
    user in converting a variety of text format recipe files into the
    MasterCook II export format for easy import into the MasterCook II
    database.

    You can download it from here:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~kitpath/downlds/txttomc.zip

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Other Applications to Use with MC - Why Use Buster and/or MC-TagIt?

    Recipe By :
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    I've seen several posts asking these questions. As the author of MC-TagIt,
    I'll take a stab at answering.

    Both of these are utility programs that help to "batch process" recipe
    conversion and importing into MasterCook. Both are also for the PC. I
    understand that some people are working on a Mac version of Buster (says
    it on the web page - that's the extent of my knowledge). MC-TagIt is PC
    only.

    MC-Buster was written by Glen Hosey and is available at
    http://www.thehoseys.com/. I used Buster for years and it is an absolutely
    wonderful, well-written program. It reads MasterCook II through MasterCook
    4.0 formats, MealMaster and a generic text format and converts them into a
    MasterCook MXP import file. It also provides word wrapping for the
    directions (that tend to get broken in email), it un-abbreviates
    ingredient units, capitalizes recipe titles, removes those odd "=" type
    characters that sometimes get added. Buster also allows you to add the
    name of the mailing list, name of the poster and date of the posting to
    the end of the recipe from the email, allowing you to track where the
    recipe came from. I'm sure it does more, but these are the features that I
    used mostly. Buster is free for the download and works with all versions
    of MasterCook, including MasterCook 5.x/6.x, but it does not support the
    new fields nor the longer field lengths, being limited to the MXP import
    format of the previous MasterCook versions. Buster runs in DOS but can be
    easily set up to run in a DOS window of Win95 or 98.

    MC-TagIt was written by myself and has much of the functionality of
    MC-Buster, but it does support the new MasterCook 5.x/6.x field and longer
    field length. Its output file is a .mx2 XML-tagged format that can be
    imported directly into MasterCook 5.x/6.x. Therefore, it is a utility for
    MasterCook 5.x/6.x users only. MC-TagIt is a windows program. It is
    available for the download from http://www.mctagit.com/MCTagit.htm.

    While MasterCook 5.x/6.x does have the Import Assistant, I felt there were
    limitations for the "power user". The Import Assistant (at least for me)
    works best for one or two recipes at a time. I have never gotten the auto
    fill to work where I did not need to move things around and make lots of
    corrections. I also did not like the way MasterCook 5.x/6.x assumed that
    my old MasterCook 4.0 RECIPE BY: field was the author (when in fact it was
    usually the source). MasterCook 5.x/6.x will also import directions only
    into the first recipe section. Why have multiple sections if MasterCook
    5.x/6.x does not import into them? I saw these limitations and decided to
    do something about it, hence MC-TagIt. You can read more about each of
    these programs on their respective download site.

    I hope this answers the questions. Gail

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Running Videos From the Hard Drive

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    Q: I would like to be able to run the videos from the hard drive. Is it
    possible?

    A: Simply copy the videos anywhere in the MasterCook folder, I would
    suggest creating a folder called "videos" and then placing them in there.
    Then, go to the MasterCook MC Tools folder on the hard drive and delete
    the file called MCWorld.mcw. Now, start the application. Go to Tips and
    choose a tip. You will now see a dialog box that tells you that it cannot
    find the video but gives you the option to browse for it. Click browse and
    navigate to the place on your hard drive where all the videos are. Find
    the specific video you want to view and double-click on it. The program
    will now register all the video being on the hard drive. To undo this and
    go back to viewing from the CD repeat the above process.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Slow to Load

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    One thing you could do to make MasterCook 5.x/6.x load faster is to go to
    Edit/Preference and under the General tab, you could remove the checkmark
    from the box that says Restore Previous View upon Start-up. This will make
    MasterCook load up faster, because it doesn't have to remember where you
    were when you last used the program.

    So, we have two choices: check it but remember to close with a small
    cookbook or uncheck it and start with the content screen.

    I just did a test, I searched for "apple pie" as a phrase, in all
    available cookbooks. It took 7 minutes and 43 seconds, returned 33 hits,
    and I have 41 cookbooks.

    Next I did an Advanced search for Apple Pie as a title, it took 6 minutes,
    23 seconds.

    Finally, I just repeated the search, but this time disabled my McAfee
    Virus Shield. That cut the time down to 4 minutes, 12 seconds. I always
    have my virus software running on this computer, since I use it for
    internet access, email, downloading recipes and the like exclusively. It
    never even dawned on me until just now to turn it off when searching.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Stopping the SierraHome Intro Video

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    Q: Is it possible to open MasterCook 5.0 without the musical/video intro?
    It was cute for awhile, now I would just like to start the program.

    A: Yes, there is a way. Using My Computer or Windows Explorer go into the
    C:/SIERRA/MasterCook 5/Program folder and delete this file:

    SHomeSplash.avi

    Now you will never see it again, and it won't affect your program
    whatsoever.

    Note: For those of you wondering what we are talking about...this file
    (SHomeSplash.avi) is an ad for SierraHome and runs every time you start up
    MasterCook unless you delete the file. This AVI file is something that has
    been added to the MasterCook 5.03, 5.04 & 5.05 CDs.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Tips To Keep Your Computer Running Well

    Recipe By :
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    Categories : Miscellaneous

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    Things that I do regularly to keep my machine(s) running well.

    1. Regularly purge Temporary Internet Files (TIF) and History. Both
    Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator have provisions for this, and if
    the files get too big, they WILL slow your machine down, even if it
    doesn't crash.

    2. Empty the recycle bin regularly. Amazing how much stuff sometimes piles
    up there.

    3. At least once per week, delete all .tmp files. A quick way to do this
    is click Start>Find>Files or Folders, and for a search string, use *.tmp.
    This is a wildcard search and will turn up any file with that extension on
    the searched drive. They can be deleted from the search results window,
    and should Windows be using any of them, you will not be allowed to delete
    them.

    4. Defrag as often as necessary. I do so each weekend, running from
    SafeMode. Even with 6+ and 5+ gig drives, when it is done weekly, and from
    SafeMode, it takes less than an hour. Select
    Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter.

    5. Run ScanDisk often also. I usually run this one from MS-DOS, so there
    is nothing to write to disk during the scan, causing it to restart.
    ScanDisk should NOT be run from SafeMode, but works fines from MS-DOS. If
    you have persistent problems, do a surface scan. This takes some time, but
    will turn up problems that don't show on a regular scan.

    6. Get an antivirus program AND KEEP THE DAT FILES UP TO DATE!!

    7. Many people allow much too much to be loaded at startup. Best is to
    limit what is loaded at launch to what you KNOW you will use each time you
    bring up the machine, and load anything else as required. Then when
    finished, close the program. When the machine is running, do a
    Ctrl+Alt+Delete and you will see a list of what is currently running on
    your machine. Some of these things are required by the Operating System,
    but most likely some aren't. If you recognize things you don't need, find
    out why they are being loaded. Check Start>Programs>Startup, and if there
    is anything in there that you don't want loaded each time, delete the
    shortcut. Some programs load at start but are not in the startup folder.
    If you have one of these, take a look at the options or preferences within
    the program; there may be something checked to load it at the start.

    8. One last anti crash item: MEMORY, MEMORY, MEMORY. With today's memory
    hog programs, the absolute bare minimum is 32 MB, 64 much preferred and I
    love my 128 MB.

    9. SURGE SUPPRESSOR! Don't waste your money on one of the $7.95 specials;
    this is one thing where you get what you pay for. Go with APC or another
    reputable manufacturer who guarantees to fix your machine if it is zapped
    while using their product, and spend the $20 to $30 for a good one. Better
    still blow $80 and get a UPS; just make sure whatever you get also
    protects the phone/modem/cable/DSL hookup line too.

    This isn't directly MasterCook related but if your box is broke,
    MasterCook ain't gonna run for you! )

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - Version Number?

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    Q. How do I find out which version of MasterCook I am using?

    A. Select About MasterCook from the Help Menu and it will tell you the
    current version you are using.

    A. You just bought MasterCook. The box says Deluxe, but which Deluxe? The
    box says "4" or "5" but how up-to-date is the version vis-a-vis any
    patches?

    There is a way to find out what version of mastercook you have BEFORE you
    install. (You might want to take it back and buy a newer version. Or you
    want to avoid installing an old version on top of a new one.)

    Load the CD.

    1) The disk has a labelname.

    2) The disk comes with a file called "version.txt" -- double click it to
    open it.

    It will say something like this:

    Mastercook 5.03: Food & Wine
    Version 0503.0001
    Install Build: 9/14/99 - 11:26AM
    Sierra On-Line, Inc.

    TIP: To Bypass AutoPlay when inserting a cd, press and hold the SHIFT key
    while inserting, closing the door, and waiting for it to spin up to speed.
    Release the SHIFT key, and click MY COMPUTER. Right click the icon for the
    CD drive and select OPEN.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - What's New with SierraHome's Version 5.0?

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    One of the major differences is the redesign of the User Interface.

    There are several new features and new fields. It has a RATINGS field,
    COPYRIGHT field, SOURCE field, ALTERNATIVE SOURCE field, and AUTHOR field,
    which also have more characters in them. You can choose to Export recipes
    in 4.0 format or 5.0 format or both or text only format.

    For people who make their own products, you can print your own NUTRITION
    FACTS labels.

    It supports simple MAPI so you can import files directly into MasterCook
    from your e-mail program. You can also send recipes through your e-mail
    program.

    It reads all the information in ALL the fields as before only some of the
    fields were exported.

    It has an Import Assistant to easily drag and drop recipes from the web or
    other text documents. (This works beautifully!) When importing ingredients
    from the Import Assistant, you don't need to import one ingredient at a
    time, you can select them all and click Move to Cookbook button which will
    paste all ingredients into the Recipe Editor line by line. I really like
    Import Assistant!

    Longer ingredient fields. Each ingredient row now has a symbol in the
    front of it. I is for ingredient, T is for text, S is for subtitle (such
    as filling, crust, etc), and R for recipe. These tell MasterCook what to
    do when analyzing a recipe for nutritional values.

    You can embed a recipe within another. For instance, if you have a cake
    recipe with an ingredient listed (which will have the R symbol for recipe
    at the start of the ingredient row) as Paul's Chocolate Frosting, you can
    now double-click on it, and it will open up the Paul's Chocolate Frosting
    recipe.

    You can also export embedded recipes.

    You can resize the columns by dragging the column to the size you want.

    The direction section now has different cells, so you can easily number
    each step in the directions and insert your own picture to that step.

    You can add your own videos to your recipes.

    It can now read many different picture formats such as .bmp, .jpg, .png,
    etc.

    It has a coupon column in the shopping list.

    It has a new pantry feature.

    In the shopping list you select the items you NEED to buy rather than
    one's you DON'T need to buy as before.

    The meal planner no longer limits you to four meals a day.

    It comes with several menus already for some good ideas.

    When you are viewing the list of your cookbooks, you now see the front
    cover rather than the spine of the book. The bookshelf is replaced by a
    photo album arrangement of book covers.

    It has a new MasterList which is similar to Windows Explorer. It lets you
    see how ALL of your MasterCook files are organized and you can drag and
    drop such as dragging a recipe to a menu.

    We can sort cookbooks by collection.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - What's New With SierraHome's Version 6.0?

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    Categories : Miscellaneous

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    Extensive on-line help and getting started modeled on Windows 98 help
    outline. (The manual and the On-line Help are the same book.)

    Indexing of cookbooks results in extremely fast search.

    Expanded search is more intuitive, customizable, multiple criteria. Search
    by keyword, ingredient, nutritional info. We can see all the criteria we
    use for a search in a new "criteria search panel".

    Boolean, keyword searches. Conditional searches. Save the search set-ups
    for use again later.

    Ingredients from MasterCook 4 and MasterCook 5 are merged with MasterCook
    6's mastercook.ing file.

    Nutrition: Live update - We've always been able to analyze the nutritional
    content of our recipes. NOW! get instant feedback when we add or change an
    ingredient to a recipe and/or link it.

    Unlink embedded recipes to exclude them from the nutritional analysis.
    Useful when the embedded recipe is an option.

    File import has smarter filters. Much better performance. Fewer crashes
    while importing.

    Import assistant. Mini-editor with drag and drop. There's also a clean up
    macro: flush left, trim unwanted spaces, and join short lines of
    directions and notes.

    Import Assistant's window can be enlarged; provides a larger space to edit
    the pre-recipe.

    MasterCook 6's window can be maximized and remembers we have maximum
    screen selected. It will not cascade if we open another window, like the
    nutrition tab.

    NOTE - Moving from version 5 to 6 is a major upgrade, defined as a release
    with a different major version number, such as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc. Patches
    that will keep the version current (for example, from 5.03 to 5.05) are
    generally free from the web.

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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - What's New With ValuSoft's Version 6.2?

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    SOURCE:http://www.valusoftsupport.com/libra...%206_2%20bug%2
    fixes.html

    New Functionality:

    IMPORT/EXPORT
    - Converts embedded (in directions or notes) sequences of five underscores
    to five plus signs (better compatibility with text import).

    IMPORT ASSISTANT
    - Auto-Fill will now report specific name of field containing prior data
    and query user for action (append/replace or skip field).
    - Handles longer ingredient and prep method data strings.
    - Auto-Fill will load double-spaced directions into separate direction
    rows.

    PRINTING
    - In Edit Design, picture item name will now display on picture
    placeholder in layout.

    TOOLS
    - Added multi-line sample field in Find and Replace to provide better
    context.
    - New check box in Find and Replace to allow Finds to be accent
    insensitive.

    INGREDIENT LIST (NUTRITION FACTS)
    - Calories from Fat field no longer appears to be an editable control.
    - Calories from Fat value now derived directly from Total Fat grams.
    - Calories from Fat percentage now reflects ratio of Calories from Fat to
    Total Calories.
    - Calories from Fat value now refreshed on changes to Total Fat.
    - Calories from Fat percentage now refreshed on changes to Total Fat or
    Total Calories.

    BUG FIXES
    GLOBAL
    - Data typed into FastFill input boxes will now match accented characters
    (e.g. GO TO boxes in Browsers).
    - FastFill now works with numbers.
    - Fewer spurious FastFill mismatches.
    - Sorts are now consistent throughout product (particularly with regard to
    accented characters and numbers).
    - Properly sorts items beginning with any characters prior to "A" or after
    "Z" in our sort order (e.g., pipe, brackets, punctuation, accented
    characters).
    - Corrected numerous areas where characters with alt numbers greater than
    127 could cause fatal errors.
    - With general preferences set to 'decimal places', values of zero and
    trailing zeros are displayed as blanks as they are when in 'common
    fractions' mode.
    - Recipe text transferred by clipboard will no longer pick up pre-existing
    gibberish on clipboard.

    MASTERLIST
    - Recipe now opens in View selected in Preferences instead of Recipe
    Display view.
    - Delete command disabled for all items in read-only documents.

    RECIPE BROWSER
    - Properly sorts items beginning with any characters prior to "A" or after
    "Z" in our sort order (e.g., pipe, brackets, punctuation, accented
    characters etc.).
    - CTRL+A will now select all the text in the GO TO box (also works in
    Cookbook Browser).
    - Text can now be deleted from GO TO field.
    - Recipes with videos will now display with a dstinctive icon in recipe
    lists.

    RECIPE DISPLAY
    - Curly braces no longer cause ingredients or preparation methods to
    disappear in Recipe Display view.
    - Browsing recipes sorted by Category will follow sorted sequence.

    RECIPE EDIT
    - Alternate Source Labels can now be removed.
    - Alternate Source Label combo list is now re-sorted when a new label is
    added to list.
    - Letters typed in the first line of the directions cell no longer cause
    the line to "bounce".
    - Restore Previous View will now return to last recipe created.
    - Right-clicking on picture in Directions now allows "cut", "copy", and
    "remove".
    - Main recipe icture can now be copied and pasted into directions.
    - Keystroke navigation improved in the Categories tab (TAB, arrow keys,
    etc.).
    - "Paste Text As Ingredient" now supports the longer MasterCook 6.2
    fields.
    - Fewer nuisance "Save Changes?" dialogs.
    - Nutrition tab will update immediately when a recipe is embedded.

    MENUS/MEAL PLANS
    -Meals without recipes no longer display nutrition notes.
    -Variety of drag-and-drop issues resolved.
    -Meal Plans in Favorites can now have separate meals nutritionally
    analyzed.
    -Added FastFill support to Units field in Ingredient Amount dialog.
    -Actual servings value ppears instead of default value when setting
    servings.
    - After a menu is deleted, it will be removed from display.
    -Names now accept and display backslash characters like any other
    alphanumeric character.
    -Fewer nuisance "Save Changes?" dialogs.
    -Keyboard navigation in list box now includes the ability to type a string
    of characters to search for.

    IMPORT/EXPORT
    - When selecting Import from Import/Export icon while in a recipe,
    "Destination" lists currently open cookbook rather than "My Cookbook".
    - Blank ingredient row in *.mxp format recipe will no longer cause
    subsequent ingredients to import into directions.
    - For text-only export, a sequence of five underscores will be converted
    to plus signs to prevent loss of data on import.
    - On Import, a sequence of five plus signs will be converted to
    underscores.
    - Using Simple MAPI, inbox will now correctly sort by date.
    - Can now cancel out of "Reading Messages" from Inbox.
    - Selecting a different "Recipe Titles" radio button no longer clears the
    check from "Use Simple MAPI".
    - The number of ratings or categories exported as plain text will no
    longer affect the number of blank lines following.
    - No longer strips blank lines from ingredients (better compatibility with
    text import).
    - Wrapping of ingredient lines no longer confuses exported nutrition
    links.
    - Import window will display files with any combination of file
    attributes. (Used to ignore files without attributes.)

    IMPORT ASSISTANT
    - Auto-Fill will prompt to overwrite information in Last Saved Source.
    - "Use Last Saved Source" will no longer use changed but unsaved source
    information (e.g. "Save Changes?" cancelled).
    - Clean Up Paragraph function will recognize multiple blank lines and
    reduce to double-spacing.

    PRINTING
    - Switching "Print On" in Edit Design no longer clears Hide tab
    checkboxes.
    - File>Edit Print Design no longer disables print command.
    - Fewer nuisance "Save Changes?" dialogs on closing Edit Design view.
    - Last paper selection will be preserved from session to session.
    - Font Size and Name now display correctly for text objects.
    - Clearer error message when no printer is installed.
    - Prevent the publish palette from showing up outside of the desktop
    rectangle.

    SEARCH
    - Pantry will no longer be searched unless criteria has been added.
    - Expanded Keyword search displays checkbox selections in criteria list.
    - Expanded Keyword search criteria are now persistent when changing views.
    - "Greater than" cost values now display correctly.
    - Delete Search dialog now functions more logically.
    - Search criteria can now be saved without performing a search.
    - Greater stability in Search.

    SHOPPING
    - Increased stability of "What can I make?" feature.
    - TAB key move focus in a more regular manner.

    TOOLS
    - Panel now refreshes immediately after a new substitution is added.
    - New synonym will be displayed immediately after ingredient is saved.
    - Improved keystroke navigation in the ingredient list "Nutrition Facts"
    tab.
    - Displayed costs are now rounded correctly.
    - "Average Whole" warning is no longer erroneously displayed after an
    ingredient is edited.
    - Find and Replace now works with accented characters.
    - CTRL+V now works in Find and Replace.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - What's New With ValuSoft's Version 7.0?

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Miscellaneous

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    New Features:

    Over 1,000 delicious new recipes contained in 2 new cookbooks - On Cooking
    and Food for Fifty. MasterCook Deluxe now has over 5,000 family tested
    recipes!

    Includes the Food for Fifty and On Cooking (selected chapters) text books
    in PDF format. View an astounding amount of cooking tips, charts,
    reference information, recipes, and much more!

    Download Recipes and Shopping lists to your PDA (Palm OS or Pocket PC).
    The included MasterCook software for Palm OS and Pocket PC allows you to
    add new, edit, and delete recipes and shopping lists. Make shopping a snap
    by creating one or more shopping lists and exporting them to your PDA
    device. Once in the store, you can sort your lists by store location and
    filter by have/need status - you will be in and out of the store in no
    time!

    Compress your cookbook picture files to save disk space and increase
    portability of your cookbooks.

    When browsing cookbooks for recipes, you can now filter recipes in the
    recipe browser by any search parameters including nutritional values,
    ingredients, cooking time, categories, etc. This feature will save time
    and headache by only displaying the kind of recipes you want to see. So if
    you are interested in seeing only vegetarian recipes when browsing, that
    is what will be shown!

    Easier saved search management for saving searches you use often.
    Executing your favorite searches are only 2 clicks away!

    Includes 12 predefined recipe searches for easy searching. From recipes
    with no meat to recipes low in fat, we've provided a base of common recipe
    searches.

    More intuitive program navigation makes getting around easier.

    Added ability to edit an entire field or context in the Find/Replace and
    Spell check screens.

    Ingredients with no nutritional value are highlighted in the ingredient
    list.


    Bug Fixes:

    Fixed the problem in that prevented the ability to create/edit category
    templates.

    The sizes of the combo boxes on the recipe browser were increased.

    All columns in the shopping list screen are now shown by default.

    The Clipart and Cookbook Covers included with previous versions of the
    product, are back on the CD.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Miscellaneous - WONSwap Application

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Miscellaneous

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: What is the WONSwap application?

    A: It is used for the Recipe Post when you export recipes. This allows you
    to send recipes to Sierra's Recipe Library:

    http://www.sierra.com/sierrahome/cooking/library/

    UPDATE: The Recipe Library no longer exists since the MasterCook.com web
    site that hosted it was taken down.

    NOTE: The Recipe Post tab in the Export and Mail window has been removed
    from ValuSoft's v6.2 program. WONSwap is not included in the ValuSoft
    title either.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

  7. #7
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    Mar 2001
    Location
    In my own little world, Canada
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    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Nutrition - 'Average Whole Size' Warning Message

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    In the Nutrition tab of versions 6+ you've probably noticed the warning:
    "MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient."

    This is telling you one of several things:

    1. If your recipe called for 1 apple with nothing for the "unit" field of
    the recipe, then it is telling you that it is giving you the Nutritional
    Analysis (NA) based on the average whole size of this fruit.

    It does this because "apple" in the Ingredient List is listed by SERVING
    SIZE, WEIGHT, and VOLUME. If you list 1 cup apple, it will base the NA on
    the volume. If you list 1/2 pound apple, it will base the NA on the
    weight.

    2. If your recipe has an ingredient that has no SERVING SIZE, but you list
    the ingredient in the recipe by serving size, you will see this warning.
    For example, if your recipe calls for 12 macadamia nuts with nothing for
    the "unit" field of the recipe, then it is going to base the NA on 12
    TIMES the "average whole" of 134g/1 cup of macadamia nuts. Look at the
    Ingredient List under "macadamia nuts" and you will see the program knows
    this ingredient only by WEIGHT and VOLUME. Therefore it is best to enter
    this ingredient in a recipe by something it knows instead -- WEIGHT or
    VOLUME.

    3. You will also get this warning if you leave out the AMOUNT and UNIT for
    the ingredient in the recipe. For example, if your recipe called for
    "macadamia nuts" but did not state an amount at all, MasterCook will not
    incude any Nutrition for it in the NA.

    You can quickly see the NA for individual ingredients by using the
    INGREDIENT ANALYSIS command available from the Ingredient menu while in
    the Recipe Edit view of MasterCook. Highlight/select an ingredient row and
    then choose this command. When doing this you can see that:

    -- in example 1 above, 81 calories is calculated 1 apple, 65 calories is
    calculated for 1 cup, and 123 calories for 1/2 pound apple

    -- in example 2 above, 11,288 calories is calculated for 12 macadamia nuts

    -- in example 3 above, 0 calories is calculated for macadamia nuts

    As you can see, it is very important to pay attention to this warning and
    understand why you are getting it. This way you will know if you need to
    edit the recipe by adjusting the affected ingredient(s) further to get an
    accurate NA.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Nutrition - NA Differs From Other Sources

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Nutrition

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: When I manually import a recipe from Cooking Light magazine, the
    nutritional analysis comes out completely different! Any ideas? It seems
    to happen with quite a few. I've found a recipe that came with the
    SierraHome MasterCook 6.0 Cooking Light edition. It says that a whopping
    74% of calories come from fat, but the magazine says it's more like 24%.
    Big difference! Here's the ingredients:

    INGREDIENTS FOR 11 SERVINGS: 3/4 (4 pound) beef brisket 1/2 teaspoon
    pepper 1 cup sliced onion, separated into rings 1/2 cup chili sauce 3
    tablespoons brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
    2-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water black
    pepper (optional) Halved tomato slices (optional) Fresh parsley sprigs
    (optional)

    A: I find it's very important to choose the right ingredient from the
    Ingredient List. Many of the ingredient names don't tell the whole story.
    We need to open the Ingredient List and read the product description. Find
    out if the ingredient assumes "roasted chicken with skin" or "dried" not
    "Fresh" "shiitake"

    Those two things are the biggest shockers. And "beef!" vs "hamburger" and
    what was "lean" back when the ingredients were first entered into the USDA
    database. Often the product I use is "lean beef round steak" -- that is
    not the same as the "lean hamburger" that is in the database. I think the
    government data is quite dated.

    The ingredient list that MasterCook uses is based on government figures.
    USDA Nutrient Database - Standard Reference Web site:
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

    Another resource I use a lot: Ingredients Found in the Ingredient List of
    MasterCook (http://mastercook_cupboard.tripod.co...ngredients.htm) -
    which lets us find (Hit Ctrl+F while on that web page.) all the
    ingredients that contain a string like "turkey" -- that helps me identify
    which ingredient I want to use and how it is worded in the MC Ingredient
    List.

    Also, I don't trust the nutritional summaries just because they are
    printed in magazines. When common sense tells me no way is that 288
    calories - it's more like twice that! It often is. I just found one of
    those this morning. It was a lasagna. It said "serves 4" but it should
    have said: serves 8.

    You wrote: "Cooking Light Edition. It says that a whopping 74% of calories
    come from fat, but the magazine says it's more like 24%. Big difference!"

    74 versus 24% CFF? That doesn't surprise me. I guess in 1993 this recipe
    was considered low fat.

    This recipe brings up a good example of how we have to edit recipes with
    meat. Because there is a big difference between what we buy and what we
    prepare and what we end up eating.

    Meats are like that - particularly roasts. Plus, this recipe is very
    complicated. I'm taking clues from the directions:
    * Buy a 64 oz beef brisket and trim it to 48 ounces.
    * Cook and shrink it to 33 ounces.

    First edit would be the beef:
    * 3 pound trimmed brisket (about 4-lbs untrimmed)

    This isn't entirely satisfactory but it's closer.

    Next we add about 2 cups of liquid:
    * 1/2 cup chili sauce
    * 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    * 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    * 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer


    MasterCook doesn't know what a "bottle" is. We need to edit that to 12
    ounces bottled beer.

    Presumably some parts of those 15 ounces of fat and liquid is rendered
    from the beef are added to the pan drippings. So that's about 4 cups
    liquid minus whatever evaporated. aarrgghh! Totally unable to estimate
    without taking a sample in a lab and testing it.

    Next we skim that and take 1 1/2 cups of it. Add
    *2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    * 1/2 cup water, plus
    * 2 tablespoons water


    Cook it until thick, which adds volume. So let's simplify this and assume
    we get 33 ounces total ( )

    So, how can we enter this recipe and improve the estimate? We could
    separate it into two recipes: the roast and the cooking liquid. But there
    is no estimate of the fat in those pan juices. We might try to delete the
    number of servings and enter the ounce-yield instead, but this is more
    trouble than it is worth.

    Were you planning on making this recipe? Three ounces is a little high on
    a low-cholesterol diet. Personally I don't trust that 24% CFF estimate.
    Not with a brisket of beef and beer and flour and sugar.

    By the way Betty Crocker explains this way: "You may notice that the
    nutritional information calculated by MasterCook is different from the
    nutritional information listed in the Betty Crocker cookbooks. Because
    MasterCook and Betty Crocker use different nutritional analysis programs
    and different nutrient databases, variations in results are expected." To
    see a few of what those other programs are go here:
    http://www.nutribase.com/highend.shtml

    You wrote, "I'm new to this program and last night I think I may have
    stumbled on to something. The ingredients list in the recipe show the beef
    brisket in "pounds" but my ingredients list in the MasterCook program are
    all listed in grams. Could this be where the problem is?"

    Those grams give us the scale we need for individual servings (small). So
    they are okay as grams with micrograms of cholesterol etc. MasterCook does
    the math for us. We get more accuracy when we scale upwards.

    Check out the database the USDA offers us. It will give an idea of the
    data they provide. Go here:
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

    The real problem is the beef. It is an animal product and most of its
    calories come from animal proteins and fats.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Nutrition - Nutrition Checkbox in Preferences

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Nutrition

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. I cannot figure out what difference it makes to have

    [ ] show nutrition calculation notes on or off. We set it under
    Preferences.

    A. It turns the nutritional warning on or off.

    When we run the Nutrition Analysis, a box pops up and tells us what
    assumptions MasterCook has to make to calculate the recipe. For example:

    * garlic (MasterCook assumes an average "whole" size of this ingredient)

    If we don't want to see these notes each time we analyze a recipe, we turn
    it off.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Pantry/Shopping - Changed Units

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Pantry/Shopping

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I was working with 3 recipes and they called for 2 1/2 cups flour, 2
    1/2 cups flour and 2 cups flour. When I clicked "Combine" in the Shopping
    List, I got 1 3/4 quarts flour on my shopping list. How come?

    A: This conversion is by design. Did you notice that all the tablespoons
    of sugar were combined too. Changed many tablespoons to cups. Easy to buy
    that way. Cups will be combined and converted to quarts. So, if we were to
    use ounces instead, for our dry measures, it would be more accurate for
    shopping, nutrition and formula.

    When we rescale a recipe, the units are not changed. It leaves it up to us
    to change to the unit of choice. The shopping list is geared more toward
    bulk and purchase.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Pantry/Shopping - How do they work together?

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Pantry/Shopping

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I have created a new pantry list and have placed a check beside
    everything I already have. I then went to meals and added my chosen
    recipes to a shopping list. Here's where I am stumped. If I leave a check
    on all of the items in the shopping list indicating that I need them why
    doesn't the merge button uncheck the items I already have in my pantry?

    A: This tip appears in PamE's Tips "cookbook", which you can download from
    her website, http://mc6help.tripod.com/

    [quote] The Merge feature will merge your shopping list into your pantry.
    However, you will need to use the "Make New Shopping List From Pantry"
    command from the File Menu to merge your pantry into your shopping list.

    Here is how it works in version 5.05: In your shopping list you have these
    items with checkmarks to show that you NEED them:

    1 gallon milk
    2 cups sugar
    Now press the Merge button and go look at your pantry which now shows you
    have:

    1 gallon milk
    2 cups sugar
    It assumes you purchased these items and adds them to your pantry.

    *******

    Now set your pantry up like this (with no checkmarks to show that you
    DON'T HAVE them):

    1 pound butter
    2 cups flour
    Now use the command: Make New Shopping List From Pantry from the File
    Menu. Go take a look at your shopping list, which now looks like this:

    1 pound butter
    2 cups flour
    with checkmarks so that they will print because you need to go buy them.

    Now you can add recipes or whatever to this shopping list and save it.
    [end quote]

    *******

    Q: I went through my cookbooks and chose 5 meals I wanted to prepare in a
    week, I then added those recipes to a shopping list. Now I am not sure if
    I need to edit some of those ingredients after I move them to the shopping
    list or not - I assumed I could press "combine ingredients" button and it
    would do it for me. I then made a pantry list with the same name as my
    shopping list and typed in all the products I had already at home. This is
    where I ran into much trouble. When I tried with whole units it worked
    okay but I simply don't understand about the adding the recipes to
    "Shopping" and then merging "Pantry" so I can get a complete list.
    Sometimes it does uncheck some of the items but not all.

    A: If you have a pantry, that's where you start. And you may want to make
    up a fake pantry and a couple of fake recipes to practice with. It *is*
    hard to see sometimes -- yes!

    There are two things you might be running into here. The first is that
    "combine ingredients" is supposed to take care of the situation where you
    have 1 cup sugar in one recipe and 1 cup sugar in another recipe. It
    should combine them so the listing is for 2 cups sugar. It will not
    combine Shopping List and Pantry.

    The other thing is that "combine ingredients" will combine a weight with
    another weight or a volume with another volume, but it cannot combine,
    say, 1 cup sugar and 1 pound sugar. You may be running into this same
    concept when you try to merge shopping list and pantry together -- you say
    that merge will uncheck some items, but not all. I don't think MC realizes
    that if your Pantry shows you have "5 pounds" of sugar, you will not have
    to buy "1/2 cup" sugar. So your ingredients should be listed in the pantry
    according to how your recipes will call for them.

    But -- I think you are still not starting with your pantry. Here is what I
    did:

    I made a pantry of three items:

    2 cups flour
    1 gallon water
    sugar

    I checked flour and water to say I had them. I did not check sugar (and I
    did not enter an amount). I saved it as "test".

    Go to File>Make New Shopping List From Pantry. This step is the key one --
    if you want your needed pantry items to show up on the shopping list, you
    must start here.

    Then go to Shopping list tab. See that the sugar is listed and has a check
    that you need it. Good.

    Then drag a recipe onto the shopping list from MasterList -- ingredients
    are 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Those ingredients show
    up on shopping list. I click "check all", because I want them for my
    recipes.

    Click on "merge" while in Shopping List, and MC will compare my shopping
    list with my pantry and uncheck items already in the pantry from the
    shopping list. It does. The only items that remain checked are the sugars.
    But neither "merge" nor "combine ingredients" will combine that 1/2 cup
    sugar from the recipe with the unspecified amount of sugar I said I needed
    in Pantry.

    Q: I did this test, but I don't understand why the pantry shows I have 2
    cups of flour when I think it should have subtracted the 1/2 cup used in
    the recipe from there.

    A: It isn't designed to do this. The merge feature doesn't subtract
    amounts, just items.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Pantry/Shopping - Number of Items in Pantry

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Pantry/Shopping

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. I was entering my pantry and entered my 100th item. Now it won't let me
    enter any more. Does anyone know how to get around this?

    A. You need to insert a new row.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Pantry/Shopping - Search Pantry and What Can I Make?

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Pantry/Shopping

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    This is from the readme.txt file that installed with your MasterCook:

    16) WHAT CAN I MAKE The "What Can I Make" feature of the Pantry (under
    Shopping) and "Search for Ingredients in Pantry" (under Search) match
    ingredients in the Pantry with ingredients in recipes. Only the recipes in
    which all ingredients are found in the pantry will be returned by the
    search. Only pantry entries that are found in the MasterCook ingredient
    list are considered for the search. If an ingredient in a recipe is
    nutritionally linked to an ingredient in the MasterCook Ingredient list,
    the pantry must contain the name of the MasterCook Ingredient list item,
    NOT the ingredient named in the recipe.

    ------------
    When you have the What Can I Make? window opened, you need to manually
    select something from the drop-down list (which cookbooks to search) each
    time you use the feature. I've found that when I open the window for a
    second time it says "All Cookbooks" already, but it only searches one
    cookbook for me. I had to reselect "All Cookbooks" to get it to search all
    my cookbooks again.

    ------------
    Q: I have crackers unchecked in my pantry and shopping list, and yet, when
    I search ingredients in the pantry, I get results including the unchecked
    pantry items. That doesn't make any sense.

    A: This sounds correct. Search does not look at your shopping list at all,
    and looks only at the ingredient name in your Pantry. It apparently
    doesn't look at whether there is a checkmark in the "have" column.

    ------------
    Q: I performed a simple search where I simply typed in the ingredients in
    a recipe and I received no results, even though the recipe was in the
    cookbook.

    A: The keywords should be typed in with just a space in between them. If
    you include punctuation, like a comma, the search will look only for those
    recipes where the keyword is followed by a comma.

    ------------
    Q: I searched a selected cookbook that I had downloaded with my pantry and
    found nothing. There is a recipe in it I could make with the ingredients
    in my pantry (zucchini, sugar and water). Why didn't the search find it?

    A: I set up a test pantry and test recipe using the information you
    provided. In the recipe, I entered the amount of sugar required as 1 1/2
    teaspoons (volume). Then I "searched" two different ways.

    I set up advanced search to search on "Ingredients in Pantry," checked the
    box for "use Pantry Only" and selected the test pantry. Then I clicked on
    Search -- in All Available Cookbooks. The search results included the test
    zucchini recipe (and some caramel recipes, too). I got the same results
    when sugar was listed in the pantry as a volume on hand (in cups) or as a
    weight (5 pounds). So this search was focused on the ingredient name alone
    -- not on any quantity information.

    Then I switched to Pantry's "What Can I Make?" and searched in All
    Cookbooks. When the amount of sugar in the pantry was listed in weight
    (pounds) rather than in volume (cups) I did not get any recipes in my
    search results. When I changed the amount of sugar in the Pantry to be
    cups of sugar, "What Can I Make?" returned the names of the test recipe
    (and the caramel!).

    So the "What Can I Make?" was looking at the amounts of the ingredients as
    well as the ingredient names, and was not translating weights into volume
    equivalents. So -- to use "What Can I Make?" you will need to enter the
    amounts in your pantry by whatever unit your recipes most frequently call
    for, either volumes or weights.

    If you want to experiment with these functions, I suggest you save your
    pantry list after changing units, and then exit the program and restart
    it. I may have been doing something odd myself, but I found that the "What
    Can I Make?" function did not reset itself immediately after I changed
    items in the pantry to reflect volume rather than weight. I got consistent
    results as outlined above if I made the pantry changes, saved the pantry,
    then exited the program and restarted before using "What Can I Make?"

    ------------
    TIP: To maximize the number of recipes returned when you use What Can I
    Make?, enter Pantry items using the "Index name" of an ingredient. (See:
    Ingredient List - Use Caution When Editing Ingredient List)

    For example, if you enter "corn" in your Pantry, you will get back recipes
    using "corn," "frozen corn," and "frozen corn kernels."

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - 2x4 Labels

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

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    Q: How can I print the Avery #8463 label sheet that provides two across,
    five down, each label 2 X 4-inches?

    A: Select the Print icon. Select the Custom button. Choose the 3 Hole
    Paper from the Name Paper drop-down menu. Do the following steps in this
    sequence: (1) Place a check mark in the Create Multi-section Templates
    box. (2) In the Number of Sections set it at 2 horizontal and 5 vertical.
    (3) In the Template Margin set right and left margins to 0.25 inches, set
    the top and bottom margins to 0.5 inches.

    Now go up to the Paper Size and set it for 8.5 Width and 11 Height.
    Finally, set Paper Margins right and left to 0.25 inches and top and
    bottom to 0.1 inches. Then "Save as" Avery #8463 or whatever other name
    you wish.

    Next, go into Edit Design, choose a design that will allow you to hide the
    Directions field. Note: Some designs permit that while others don't. Be
    sure that the design you pick also allows you to align the Notes field
    horizontally in position and width as the Title field. I also suggest you
    reduce the font size for the Title field and, if necessary, for the Note
    field to make everything fit on the label.

    Also, after you have checked all the fields you want to hide, then in
    addition to making sure the Note field aligns horizontally with the Title
    field, you need to be sure to drag the Note field up to and abut the Title
    field. If there's a large vertical space between the two, the Title field
    will print on one label and the Note field will print on another.

    Finally, in the Palette window, choose the Page tab and for Paper choose
    the Avery #8463 or whatever you named it. Then make sure the Number Pages
    option is unchecked. For the Start option, choose either On next page or
    On next column, whichever seems to work best with your printer. Choose the
    Hide tab and check everything except Title and Notes. You will probably
    want to save this design to another name to call up later.

    Note that the margins set under the Template Margins set the margins for
    the 8.5 X 11-inch paper size while the margins under Paper Margins set the
    margins for the 2 X 4-inch labels.

    I tried this on two printers, one is an Epson Laser and the other is an
    Epson 600 inkjet. I did note that the laser would inexplicably skip a
    label once in a while but the inkjet did fine.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - A Cookbook with Epson Sylus 740 Printer

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

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    Printing A Cookbook With MasterCook and Epson Sylus 740 printer

    This cookbook is printed on both sides of full sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 in.
    paper.

    1. First I sorted my cookbook by categories on the screen.
    2. Selected a couple recipes from a cookbook.
    3. Pressed the Print icon.
    4. Adjusted my printer settings (color settings/quality) by using the
    Properties button in the MasterCook Print window (upper right corner).
    5. Design: MC Default Design.
    6. Paper: Letter 8 1/2 x 11 in.
    7. Checkmark for Number pages beginning with: 1.
    8. No checkmark for Reverse Print Order.
    9. Number of copies: 1.
    10. Print range: Current Recipe(s).
    11. Include: (a) Title Page, (b) Table of Contents, (c) Recipes Embedded
    Recipes, (d) Recipe Index, (e) Category Index.
    12. Print On: Long Side. Checkmark for Flip Manually.
    13. Orientation: Portrait.
    14. Pressed Print button.

    I got the dialog that says, "MasterCook has printed the front faces of the
    pages in the current print job. You should now flip over and reinsert the
    paper to print the back faces. Click the OK button when you have flipped
    the paper." [OK] [Cancel] It then proceeds to print the front faces.

    15. After it finishes printing the front faces I then reversed the order
    of the pages and reinserted the stack with the blank sides face up and the
    top of the pages inserted downward and pressed the OK button.

    It then proceeds to print the back faces of the pages.

    16. After the print job is complete I reverse the order of the sheets.

    And my printed cookbook is in order: Title Page, Table of Contents, first
    category heading, recipe, second category heading, recipe, Recipe Index,
    Category Index. Pages are numbered correctly.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Avery 8387 Labels

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

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    Q: I have been trying to get the recipe card to print. I can get it to use
    one of the four spots for one recipe to print at one time. I would like to
    find out how I can get more than one recipe at a time to print.

    A: Are you using the name tag Avery form: #8387 - with 4 cards, to be
    printed landscape?

    I just tried this and here are the steps:

    * Sort by ratings.
    * Select 4 recipes (ones that will fit, one recipe per card).
    * Click the printer icon.
    * Uncheck Print Embedded Recipes.
    * Uncheck Number Pages.
    * Select paper: Avery #8387 (5.5x4.25 card).
    * select Landscape orientation.
    * Click Edit design. Click Palette.
    * Select and edit a design.
    * Click the Page tab. Make sure landscape is selected and number pages is
    not selected. Set up start recipe on next page.
    * Adjust the size of the text boxes (another way to adjust the right-hand
    margin.) See note below.
    * Select print preview to check your results.
    * Print.

    Note: The Avery selection comes set to 0 margins all around. It's up to us
    on the design layout to set margins to fall inside of the printer's print
    zone. Check your printers manual for that information.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Blank Pages Printing

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

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    Q: Can you tell me what causes a blank page to print before a recipe.

    A: Check the properties of your printer driver (my computer | printer |
    [your printer] ). Look around - using on the first set up page, for
    "separator page" - set this to none.

    Also, when printing more than one recipe you will notice a red letter
    printing on a page by itself. This is a placeholder for the category
    subheadings.

    WORK-AROUND: The alphabet letter placeholders will disappear if you sort
    the cookbook by Ratings (instead of by name or category) before printing.
    However, sorting by ratings will only work if you do not have ratings
    active in that cookbook.

    If you only have one rating active for the cookbook and then sort the
    cookbook by ratings before going to print cookbook, you will get a
    "place-holder" page with that rating name on it. If only part of the
    recipes in the cookbook are rated, you will have another "place-holder
    page" with "No ratings entry" on it.

    For the recipes that have ratings, the recipes with the lowest number
    rating will print first. (Those with 0 will print before those with 5.) If
    several recipes have the same rating, say a 3, then they will print in
    alphabetical order in a group.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Book of Booklets

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    I've recently published my cookbook of 255 recipes 300 pages long, without
    printing in the normal way. The normal way of printing the cookbook is
    to choose from the Print/Publish Recipes window for the Print Range option
    set to Entire Cookbook. What the program will do when this option is
    chosen is to number the pages sequentially 1 to 300 for the entire book
    without a break. The major problem with using this option is that it is
    very inflexible for making future changes which are almost inevitable. Say
    that you want to add a recipe to the middle of the book. After doing so,
    you may think that just 1/2 the book would have to be printed. Not so. You
    have to print the whole book again to correct the Table of Contents and
    any of the Indices (Recipe and/or Category).

    Rather than do that, I've chosen to treat the book as a group of booklets,
    whose printing is independent of each other. Now, the addition of a recipe
    to one of the booklets means to reprint just that one booklet to bring
    your cook book up to date. What is in each booklet depends upon how you
    choose to sort the cookbook (sort by Author, Alphabet, Category, Cuisine,
    etc.) I chose to sort by Category. Each of the booklets are independently
    numbered starting with page 1. The booklets when printed includes their
    own Title Page and Table of Contents that shows what pages each recipe is
    printed on. The booklets are then bound in a three-ring binder with
    dividers indicating the selected categories, such as Poultry, Sandwiches,
    Desserts, etc.

    In the back of the book is a Recipe Index showing the category for every
    recipe listed alphabetically. This tells you indirectly where you can find
    the recipe if you know its name. Creating this index was the biggest
    problem, but once made, it will be easy to maintain. The steps taken to
    create it were (1) print a Table of Contents (without page numbers) for
    the whole cookbook. (2) Scan the list into a word processor. (3) Create a
    two column table from this list with the category entered into the second
    column corresponding to each recipe.

    Normally, if the Recipe index option for printing a cookbook is selected,
    an index will be printed at the end of the cookbook. The index lists the
    title of each recipe in alphabetical order with the page numbers listed
    after each recipe. However, if the cookbook is a book of category booklets
    the page numbers are not listed for each recipe. The category/categories
    are listed instead. To locate the recipe then, the category booklet is
    turned to where the page number is listed in its own Table of Contents.
    This is a very flexible and efficient way in organizing and maintaining a
    cookbook. The concept is based on the fact that page numbers for recipes
    are quite variable during a cookbooks development, whereas the category
    for the recipe isn't variable. Also, most cookbooks are organized by
    category such as Breads, Meat Dishes, Seafood, etc.

    There are two ways to create a Recipe Index for a cookbook of booklets.
    The first and best way would have the program print it for you. The second
    way is to generate it yourself. In the above reference the procedure
    suggested was "(1) print a Table of Contents (without page numbers) for
    the whole cookbook. (2) Scan the list into a word processor. (3) Create a
    two column table from this list with the category entered into the second
    column corresponding to each recipe.

    A problem with step 3 is that the categories are entered manually into the
    table which is a slow process because each succeeding recipe in the
    alphabetical list of recipes is likely to be different. Thus, to keep a
    correct account of recipe/category correspondence is time consuming and
    highly error prone process. A second more mechanical way is do change the
    first step to (1) Print a Table of contents for each category booklet.
    Then (2) is to scan each list into the word processor. Now, in step (3),
    there is no question as what category is to be entered into the 2nd
    column. When all the Recipe index tables are created in a single word
    processor file, the tables are merged and then the resulting table is
    sorted alphabetically for the 1st column.

    This table is then printed for inclusion into the cookbook.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Booklets

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Recently I've been successfully printing booklets on 8 x 11 paper using
    MasterCook. I've had experience printing booklets using Microsoft
    Publisher for Windows and have used this tool to do so with MasterCook
    recipes by exporting to text format and importing them into Publisher.
    These booklets, as with books, are printed on both sides of the paper with
    two pages on each side. Also the paper is printed with landscape
    orientation. The booklet is assembled by stapling in the middle of the
    stack of paper and then the stack is folded at the middle. MS Publisher
    has the capability of correctly numbering these pages. Standard word
    processors can't do this which includes MS Word. A characteristic of the
    page numbering is that the sum of the pages on the left and right side of
    any sheet is a constant. To my pleasant surprise, MasterCook can do this.
    Incidentally, some people think of booklets as printing two pages on just
    one side of the paper which are then individually folded and then stacked
    together and stapled along the left side. Perhaps MasterCook can support
    this type printing, but I don't know if it can. I've noticed that for you
    recommend to MasterCook version 5 to try some of the tips that others have
    shared on the forum for printing two recipes on one side of the paper. One
    of the tips described printing on 8.5 x 14 paper which was subsequently
    cut in half. Recently, a MasterCook user expressed frustration with this
    tip (Jeanne Insalaco) in her desire "...on using a regular size computer
    paper to make my booklet..." My explanation of how to do that is included
    in Re: Publishing a cookbook (help) as of Fri Feb 4 17:32:54. The
    explanation given here is just for printing the recipes of the cookbook.
    The procedure is easily be extended to include some of the remaining
    options. For now, I include in the printing the body of a cookbook
    separate from the rest of the sections. The body is just the recipes. I
    would suggest starting out in Recipe Browser window to print just a small
    selection of the cookbook recipes. For example start out by selecting and
    printing just 4 recipes, then 8, 16,...etc. This will give confidence in
    the process before selecting Print Range as the Entire Cookbook.

    Assuming that selected the recipes have been selected to print then click
    on the print icon which brings up the Print/Publish Recipe window. Then
    select a particular recipe Design; Paper = 8.5 x 11 in (don't choose
    Booklet on Letter), and check Number Pages beginning with 1, Include
    selection = Recipes; Print range selection = Current Recipe(s); Print on
    selection =: Short Side; and Orientation = Landscape. Heres where the
    primary booklet conditions are set with 8.5 x 11 inch paper landscape
    printing with 5.5 W x 8.5 H inches per page that is desired.

    Now, click on Edit Design button, the recipe design window comes up. Then
    click the Palette button which brings up the Publish Palette window. Then
    click the Page tab. This window should show Paper=8.5 x 11 in, Columns=1,
    and Orientation=Landscape. I selected Start=One after another, and
    entered checks for Folded Booklet, and Number Pages Beginning With: 1. The
    Start conditions are multiple choice with Start=On next page' giving a
    cleaner looking document (but with additional pages).

    Now, we have access to the Custom paper button. Select this if you want to
    change the margin values*. Otherwise, move on to selecting Print
    Preview... to check the printing and actual printing if it looks okay. I
    think that Sierra has made actual pamphlet printing a rather simple
    procedure. Load your printer with a stack of paper. Maybe only one sheet
    is actually needed say for a 4 recipe booklet print. The number of sheets
    is not important just keep feeding the input hopper if the printer gets
    hungry. After you have selected the Print, printing will proceed until
    about half of the booklet cookbook is printed. How do you know this has
    occurred? A message automatically comes up and tells you that time has
    arrived. The message is MasterCook Publish which says in part "Wait until
    first side has finished. Then place pages back into the paper tray,
    printed side towards the rear and for BOOKLET: DO NOT rotate the paper,
    keeping the top up." After all sheets have printed with this message
    showing, then remove all unprinted sheets from the input of the printer.
    Then take the pile of printed paper from output and return to input tray
    of printer for printing of the 2nd half. Then press OK on the message
    window to continue. The middle sheet of your document should show
    consecutive page numbers for the left and right side for example page 9 on
    the left and page 10 on the right side of the sheet.

    The printing procedure, just described does not change when the Title
    Page, Table of Contents, and Recipe Index is included as options shown on
    the Print/Publish Recipes window. You still wait for the "half-way" signal
    from the program before reinserting the half printed sheet stack.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Booklets with Epson Stylus Printer

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    NOTES: I am using an inkjet printer (Epson Stylus Color 740), so YMMV
    (your mileage may vary) depending on your printer. My printer does NOT
    allow me to print on both sides of a sheet of paper. If your printer does,
    you may need to disable it or disable the Flip Manually setting mentioned
    below in step #5g.

    I am using a cookbook that doesn't have ratings, because I will sort by
    Ratings to avoid the placeholder (those single letters that print on their
    own sheet of paper) for category names, etc.

    1. Open a cookbook (I chose Casual Dining.) to the Recipe Browser (where
    you see your recipe titles).
    2. Choose Ratings from the Sort By drop-down list. (This is the order the
    recipes will print.)
    3. Highlight 8 recipe titles from the Recipe Browser. (You can choose more
    or less recipes or even the whole cookbook.)
    4. Select the Print icon.
    5. In the Print window, I have these options selected:
    a. My Epson printer.
    b. Casual Dining design. (Chose whatever design you wish.)
    c. Letter 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
    d. Checkmark for Number Pages. (This will help you when putting the pages
    in the correct order when the printing is all completed.)
    e. Print Range = Current Recipe(s).
    f. Include = Recipes and Embedded Recipes. (You can include more items.)
    g. Print On = One side. There is a checkmark in the dimmed box for Flip
    Manually. (You may need to select Long Side or Short Side to put a
    checkmark in this box. You can experiment with this setting.)
    h. Orientation = Landscape.
    6. Select the Edit Design button to open up the Edit Print Design window.
    7. In the Edit Print Design window select the Palette button to open up
    the Palette window.
    8. Choose the Page tab.
    9. Select One After Another from the Start drop-down list.
    10. Add a checkmark in the Folded Booklet box.
    11. Select the Print Preview button.
    12. Select the Print button.
    13. If the main Print window appears again, select the Print button there
    too.

    RESULTS: It prints the first side of the pages and prompts me to re-insert
    the paper. The paper comes out print side up.

    14. I reverse the order of all the papers, so that the paper that was on
    the bottom is now on the top, and the paper that was on top is now on the
    bottom.
    15. I reinsert the paper in the tray with the ending edge (the edge that
    came out of my printer last) going in first.
    16. I select OK for the prompt to flip the paper over, and the back side
    of the pages are printed.
    17. I reverse the order of all the pages once again, and my booklet is in
    the correct order.
    18. I fold the pages in half, and I now have a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 booklet.

    Steps 14, 15 & 17 may vary depending on your printer. If you don't see
    page numbers printed, you may need to adjust your margins (increase them
    for the 8 1/2 x 11 paper).

    Please be aware that you might not want your booklets to be so large that
    you have a hard time stapling them or folding them up.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Canon BJC-600

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: When I print a recipe I get a message that says after the first side
    has printed turn the paper over and press OK. My setting is 'one side' and
    Flip Manually is NOT selected. Am I doing something wrong? My printer is a
    Canon BJC-600.

    A: I have had my printer since 1993. Since it is so old, I downloaded the
    latest driver from the Canon web site. That fixed my problem.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Color Printing

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: I am using an old HP 855-C color inkjet. When I go to Edit Design and
    change colors for my title, directions, ingredients headers, when I print,
    the output does not come out with the color that I chose. For example, I
    chose the color blue or fusia for the word "Ingredients". I am using
    yellow 4 x 6 cards. What prints out for the word "Ingredients" is the
    color black. Is it my color selection printing on a colored (yellow, in
    this case) card be the problem? Has anybody had any problems that I have -
    the printed output does not in anyway reflect the color you chose but
    rather just prints in plain black.

    A: While it's true that the color of your paper will have a decided effect
    on the final color (it's part of the color mix), I doubt that it should be
    black. As a test, I just printed a recipe on a neon yellow paper and I
    used both blue and what I would have presumed to be your choice you called
    fusia. What I ended up with as would be expected from the color mix, was
    in the green direction, but there was no doubt that it was color. The
    printer I used is an Epson Stylus Color 600. I note you mentioned that you
    changed the Title, Directions and Ingredients, but then you only mentioned
    the Ingredients as having been in black. What did the other two fields
    print as? Another quick test is to print your recipe on white paper and
    see what colors, if any you get. If the Title and Directions are in color
    but the Ingredients are black, that would simply mean that your change of
    color didn't "take" in the Ingredients field.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Cookbook Name

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: How can I print the cookbook name with the recipe like I was able to in
    MasterCook 4.0?

    A: You can add a text label. Select the Palette button from the Edit Print
    Design screen and select the Object tab. Press the Insert Text button and
    type in your cookbook name. Then in the Print Layout pane, drag the text
    box to where you want it and size it the way you want it. You can also
    edit the font size, etc. in the Text tab.

    In the MasterCook 5.02 manual on page 220 it states: "If you want to have
    the cookbook title printed on every page, check Include Cookbook Title (on
    Page Tab window)." Unfortunately, software updates have removed this
    option. Heres how to restore this option assuming that a new page is
    started with each recipe. MasterCook 4 has this option. When this option
    was not hidden, the cookbook title would be printed first on each page. To
    obtain this equivalent capability in MasterCook 5.x/6.x, a text object
    needs to be created which will appear at the top of the Edit Print Design
    Screen. Currently, none of the layout designs supplied have text object in
    this desired position. It seems to me, that you have two choices. (1) Use
    the Insert Text option. A problem with using this option is that the text
    object is inserted at the end of the recipe. You are then faced with
    moving it to the beginning which can be a challenge. Particularly, if the
    beginning objects are crowded together, so that no open space exists where
    the title can be moved.. An somewhat easier method would be: (2) Choose a
    layout design where a blank text object already exists and which follows
    the recipe title at the top. These are frequently inserted in the recipe
    layouts to create a horizontal line below the title using a horizontal
    border at the top of the text object. Starting with this option, then
    choose the print icon which brings up the Publish Window, then choose Edit
    Design, click on Palette for display of the Publish Palette window, and
    click on the Object tab. The name of the recipe layout is shown as the
    Design selection. Choose a recipe design selection where a text object
    appears at top, such as Basic Design. Now, click on this text object which
    has the label "(No Text)." When you do, it will be outlined with two
    handles (black squares) showing on the left and right sides. Now, right
    click on the mouse which will bring up a window which will include Name as
    an option. When you choose this the Item Name window appears which
    includes the explanation "The name is also used for labeling text items
    when the option Show Field Labels is turned on." Type in an appropriate
    name such as "Cookbook Title" and click on OK. To check on what was
    entered, click on the Hide tab and it should show up as an option.
    Returning to the Object tab, the Border Lines should show a horizontal
    line highlighted on the top of the area. Change this so that it highlights
    the bottom of the area (first by clicking on no border, and then choosing
    bottom line). To enter the cookbook title, use the data entry area at the
    bottom of the Publish Palette window below the Insert Text button (which
    is not pressed). Now, we are left with interchanging the position of the
    recipe title and the cookbook title text objects. This may be somewhat
    like having two fat persons changing seats in a theater. There is simply
    no room for maneuvering around each other. Similarly with the two text
    objects, it is easier if they are both skinny. This is where the handles
    can be used. By contracting the width of the objects and moving them,
    their positions can be reversed.

    Here is an easy way of providing room for the title: (1) From the Edit
    pull down window, click on "Select All" (Ctrl A). (2) Move cursor over
    recipe layout window, until 4 way move arrow appears. (3) Move all recipe
    objects down the page to allow space for the cookbook title text object.
    (4) Move title to top of object stack. (5) Select All objects again and
    move them back to the top of the display screen where they were
    originally.

    Check on the changes by choosing Print Preview or Print Sample. If the
    results are satisfactory, then finally, click on File/Save Design As.. to
    change name of recipe design such as "Basic Design Modified".

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Cookbook With Two Columns Per Page

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    Q: I would like to print my cookbook with two columns per page. While my
    MasterCook program permits this, it does not leave any space between the
    two columns, which looks quite ugly and is hard to read.

    A: Open the Print window and select Edit Design. Open the Palette window
    and choose the Page tab. Select the number of columns you want. Select the
    Design Menu at the top of the screen, and on the Drop-down menu click on
    Grid Spacing. I suggest choosing the 9-point grid spacing. Now, click in
    the top field to highlight it. The highlighting in this case is a wide
    outline around the field. Along the right side of the field, you will see
    a small black rectangle about midway up and down the right side. Place you
    cursor over that small black rectangle and "play" with the exact
    positioning until you see a horizontal double arrow appear. Click on that
    arrow and drag the right vertical side to the left by one grid line
    spacing. Repeat that procedure for all fields, one by one.

    On the Ingredients or Directions fields (or any other very tall field),
    you may have to scroll the vertical scroll bar to find that little black
    rectangle. It will be about midpoint between the top and bottom of the
    field.

    Once that has been done, click on Preview and see if the resulting space
    that has been added between your columns is acceptable. If not, you may
    want to repeat the process and move the right side a little more to the
    left but I believe the 9-point is enough. When you like what you see, save
    your newly created design.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Editing Meal Plan Print Design

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    Q: How do I edit my meal plan?

    A: We are not able to edit meal plans, just menus. However, maybe you
    could try using the "easter egg" and see if something there would work?
    See the entry in this cookbook for Miscellaneous - Easter Egg.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Editing the Shopping List Design

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    If you open a recipe, go to Print/Publish, place a checkmark by shopping
    list, UNcheck to include the recipe, and then click on Edit Design, you
    will get the shopping list layout page.

    CHANGING THE FONT OF THE SHOPPING LIST

    1. Choose Edit > Select All
    2. Click Palette
    3. On the Text tab, change the color to anything.
    4. The word "spacer" may appear in the layout area if you are using MC
    5.x.
    5. To remove the word "spacer", select the text box (in the left pane of
    the Edit Design screen) that holds "spacer", then click the OBJECT tab on
    the palette.
    6. In the box at the bottom of that window, replace the word "spacer" with
    a space (hit the space bar once).

    In version 6.x, this unwanted "spacer" text string no longer appears when
    we edit the shopping list fonts.

    REMOVING UNWANTED COLUMNS

    1. Choose a recipe.
    2. Select the Print icon.
    3. Remove the checkmark in the Print window for Recipes.
    4. Add a checkmark for Shopping List.
    5. Select Edit Design.
    In Edit Print Design Window:


    6. Under where it says Item, select the box that says "(No text.)"
    7. Select Palette.
    8. In the Object tab of the Palette under Border Lines choose the box in
    the upper left corner. This removes the solid black line. (If you want
    this black line to remain, then don't do this step.)
    9. Highlight the box that contains Cost.
    10. At the bottom of the Object tab replace the word "Cost" with a blank
    space.
    11. Highlight the box that contains Coupon.
    12. At the bottom of the Object tab replace the word "Coupon" with a blank
    space.
    13. Highlight the box that contains (No Cost text.)
    14. Right click on it and choose Hide.
    15. Highlight the box that contains (No Coupon text.)
    16. Right click on it and choose Hide.
    17. Highlight the box that contains Recipe and drag the black square on
    the right side of the box across to the right margin.
    18. Highlight the box that contains the recipe name and drag the black
    square on the right side of the box across to the right margin.
    19. Select File > Save Design As and give it a name you will remember. Use
    this design when you print a shopping list.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Epson Printer Troubles

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    Q: I have updated my Epson printer. No problem with any of my other
    applications EXCEPT in MasterCook. When I press the Print/Publish button,
    I get the setup for the print job, and then I get the following message
    MASTERCOOK HAS PRINTED THE FRONT FACES OF THE PAGES IN THE CURRENT
    PRINTJOB. YOU SHOULD NOW FLIP OVER AND REINSERT THE PAPER TO PRINT THE
    BACK FACES. CLICK THE OK BUTTON WHEN YOU HAVE FLIPPED THE PAPER. OK
    CANCEL. Nothing has actually printed at this point. I did not flip the
    paper over! I find that I can override this problem by pressing the OK
    button. I never had this problem before I updated my printer. Is there a
    way to correct this problem?

    A: I too have an Epson Printer (Photo Stylus 700), and I get the same
    thing if I don't take the tick out of the box "flip manually". I have to
    click on "long side", then take out the tick the flip manually box and
    then click back on "One side". I have to do this EVERY time I print out a
    recipe, or I get the same message as you got. If I forget and leave the
    tick in the flip box, MasterCook sends the front of the page(s) of the
    recipes to the printer and then the backs of the pages. (I experimented to
    see what would happen.) This means the printer will print out all the
    front pages, then you flip all the recipes you've printed out and put them
    back in the printer and the printer prints out the back pages of the
    recipes. BUT it doesn't seem to start printing anything until you click on
    OK to print.

    If you're only printing one recipe, it doesn't make any difference, but if
    you print more than one recipe, then all the first pages of the recipes
    are printed first, then flip pages and print the second pages.

    Without the tick in the flip box, MasterCook sends the recipes to the
    printer one at a time, all the pages in order as they are.

    Q: How can I PERMANENTLY REMOVE this tick in the Flip manually box? I have
    checked the printer settings and properties and I can't see how I can
    remove it permanently (so it's not there every time I want to print a
    recipe).

    A: This resets when you close the Print window.

    It's been reported that this works better under WinXP.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Excluding Direction Pictures

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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: In some designs there are pictures included in the directions part of
    the recipe. How do I delete this picture?

    A: If you want to delete the picture from the recipe, you can do this in
    the Recipe Edit view by right clicking on the picture in the direction
    section and choosing Remove Picture. Note: This will delete the picture
    from this recipe permanently if you save the changes. Otherwise, I would
    just use a design that doesn't include the picture. Another thing you
    could do is select to remove the picture. Then select the Print icon.
    Select the design you want. Choose Edit Design. You will then get prompted
    to save changes in the recipe. Select NO if you don't want to permanently
    delete the picture. Now in the Page Layout pane of the Edit Print Design
    screen the picture won't be in the directions any longer, and it won't
    print either.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Excluding Nutrition Summary From MealPlan

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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: Is there a way to keep the nutrition summary from printing in the
    MealPlan? The first page printed had my menu: Breakfast with the recipe
    titles listed, Lunch with the recipe titles listed and Dinner with the
    recipe titles listed. I did notice that on the first page it also printed
    the nutrition summary for each meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner.)

    A: Unfortunately not for Meal Plans. This only applies to Menus. However,
    maybe you could try using the "easter egg" and see if something there
    would work? See the entry in this cookbook for Miscellaneous - Easter Egg.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - HP DeskJet 895cxi Problem

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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: When printing a double sided cookbook on the HP DeskJet 895cxi, a
    message appears (generated by MasterCook) stating that the first side has
    printed, flip and click to print 2nd side. Also an additional
    'double-sided printing instructions' window appears. The only identifier
    on this window is a small windows color logo. The printing is now
    thoroughly out of order because both of these sets of instructions are
    actively controlling the print order, etc.

    A: The HP DeskJet 895cxi comes with a printer driver that supports 2 sided
    printing. Perhaps you have 2 sided printing set with the driver, as well
    as setting it with the cooking software. That would cause a conflict and
    might be what is messing you up. If so, then tell the 895cxi drive that
    you just want single sided printing."

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - HP LaserJet Printing Problem

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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: MasterCook will allow me to print ONE item -- one recipe, one shopping
    list, whatever -- and the next time I try to print I get a non-message (!)
    error. I have to close the program down and reopen it to print a second
    item. Ideas? Clues? Help? My printer is an HP LaserJet IIP.

    A: I have an HP LaserJet. Mine is a bit newer than yours, however, I have
    found that if I try to print in Postscript mode, I have problems. However,
    it works just fine in Standard mode. I don't know if your printer has this
    feature, but you might try changing that setting.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Index

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    Q: When I print out my index I get the word "Index" about 1" down. How do
    I change this?

    A: From the Print window select to include the Recipe Index from the
    bottom left corner. Select the Edit Design button. Select the Palette
    button from the Edit Print Design screen. Select Alphabetical Index from
    the Layout drop-down menu and select the Object tab. Select the recipe
    name that is in the Print Layout pane of the Edit Print Design screen. Now
    you can go back to the Object tab of the Palette and increase the size of
    the Inside Margin. This will allow for more spacing between the Index
    heading and the recipe names. However, it should have no effect on the
    printing of the recipes.

    You can also increase the top margin of the page. Don't forget though that
    if you are using landscape, the top of the page is really the left side.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Index Cards

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    MasterCook 5.x/6.x do not print just the ingredients in two columns, but
    they can print the entire recipe in two columns.

    Templates of Avery card forms (multiple cards per page) are included, and
    MasterCook can print the fronts of those forms. For double-sided printing
    of index cards, your success depends more on your printer's capabilities.

    This info below is about how to print index cards on an HP printer from
    MasterCook 5.

    I printed my first index card on my hp DeskJet 832C!

    Design: We can save space by not putting each direction paragraph into its
    own row. We all know we need to hide all but the bare essentials to make
    it fit. The Index Card (4x6) design is a good choice for that.

    If you edit another design, avoid using Control+A (select all) to move
    objects around or resize a font. There's a bug that introduces the
    unwanted line "your text here" when we use ctrl+A. This bug does NOT exist
    in version 6.x.

    TIP: I have an HP printer. I checked their web site's online manual for my
    printer. Under the "using your printer" topic, a chapter called "How to
    Print on Different Types of Paper" That was very helpful! Maybe your
    printer has a manual online that will help.

    For the hp DeskJet 832C the url is
    <http://www.hp.com/cposupport/printers/support_doc/bpd06104.html#P84_5720>

    Cookbook: Pick a recipe to print and click the printer icon.

    Print/Publish setup: Choose Custom for the paper and select the Index Card
    (4 X 6-inch) size. Set margins (check the minimums recommended in the
    README.TXT file for your printer.) For my printer, I could use 0.5-inch
    all the way around. Save/Save As... the design with changes. Still on this
    page, choose "Landscape". Now click on the Edit Design button.

    Edit design page: In the Palette window choose the Page tab If necessary
    and select the index card paper and make sure the margin changes were
    saved. Also double check that Landscape is still selected.

    Print Preview: Tweak and save the design, print preview, until you're
    happy with the fit.

    P.S. For two sided-printing, the only thing that works so far is to put
    one card in at a time and print one side. Wait for the "out of paper"
    beep. Reinsert card. (Be careful since the wet ink might smear!)

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Index Cards with HP DJ 722C

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    Q: I have been trying to print on single index cards using the envelope
    slot on my HP DJ 722C. I have had to change my right margin to .67 to
    successfully get all the directions for the recipe to print. In doing so
    this has caused a complete blank line to appear in the preview of the
    recipe. Is this a bug? Do you have a resolution to this problem? I have
    been using the classic and checkered designs. I have changed the paper to
    custom and made the dimensions for the 4 x 6 card. Help! It doesn't look
    good with the blank line in the middle of the recipe.

    A: It is hard to figure out your settings for inkjet printers, since each
    brand/model has a distinct printable area that margin adjustments in the
    software just won't change. I went to the HP site and there are a couple
    of things that might help.

    For 720C series printers, HP recommends loading cards (up to 30) from the
    paper tray, not using the envelope slot. And here is what they say about
    printable area and suggested margins:

    Printable area for 4 x 6 card, portrait: 3.75 x 5.5 in.

    Minimum margins, Portrait:
    Top: 0.04 inches
    Bottom: 0.46 inches
    Left: 0.125 inches
    Right: 0.125 inches

    Here is the url:
    http://www.hp.com/cposupport/printer.../bpd04730.html

    You will probably need to fiddle around with the margins, basic MasterCook
    design, etc., to get the result you want. One thing I have to keep
    reminding myself about is that the "bottom" margin required for the
    printer is the last side of the paper to feed through and not necessarily
    the bottom of the finished document when you are looking at it right side
    up. That's because the printer needs a certain amount of paper to hold
    onto as it feeds the rest through, and this is different for each printer.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Index Cards: Both Sides of a Single Card

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    Q: I am looking for a way to print on 3 x 5 cards, but only print on one
    card. I have changed the settings in page setup, both to Avery 3 x 5, but
    when it prints out the recipe, it prints out on 3 different cards. Any way
    to get it to print only about half the recipe on one card, so I can flip
    it over and print the rest on the opposite side?

    A: The current manual flip option for printing does not do the 1/2, 3/4,
    5/6 pages.

    Here is a work-around that may work for you:

    This may not work with all printers and it is quite cumbersome, so that I
    only use it when a person specifically asks me to print on a card. Also,
    as you read below, you will realize this is strictly for one at a time ---
    no quantity printing.

    The procedure: Go to Print/Publish and Edit Design. For paper, choose
    Custom and set the width to 3 inches and the height to 5 inches and set
    the margins to the smallest your printer will allow (you may have to
    "tinker" here). One reason for "tinkering" is that the printer may try to
    cut the top or bottom half off a line as well as needing some room to keep
    hold of the card. Save the size under a name of your choice so you can use
    it later. Also, be sure to choose landscape printing.

    Now, for the end run --- place ONE card in your printer and print. When it
    prints to the bottom margin and ejects the card, ready to print the next
    card, you should get a message that the printer is out of paper (that's
    another place where this routine may be printer sensitive). Reinsert your
    card to print on the back side and, in my case, I press a button on the
    printer to tell it I've put fresh paper in it and voila, it finishes on
    the back side.

    It can be messy and fussy with no guarantees, but I hope it works for you.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Inserting Graphics

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    Q: How do I add a graphic to the Title Page?

    A: First you much choose to Include the Title Page from the lower left
    corner of the main Print window. When you select the Edit Design button
    this page will be available for you to edit from the Palette window from
    the Layout drop-down list. Then you can use the Object tab to insert an
    image or select Insert Graphic from the Design menu.

    Acceptable graphic files are *.bmp, *. png or *.jpg.

    Q: Is there anyway to copy a graphic in one design into another design?

    A: The graphics are in the ClipArt folder on the SierraHome MasterCook
    CDs.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Inserting Graphics and Text

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    Q: Is there a quick way to insert text and/or graphics in the Edit Design
    screen and then move it anywhere within a recipe page? First, I am
    selecting the area where I wish to insert then choose either text or
    graphics. I can put graphics either at the top or bottom, text at the
    bottom only. Selecting it again, graphics I can move from the bottom to
    the top but nowhere in-between. Selected text remains at the bottom. What
    step(s) I am missing?

    A: I use the menu to insert graphic or text object. then move them from
    the bottom to where I want them. Usually the other stuff (below it) just
    moves out of the way when I drop the graphic/text.

    Sometimes layouts are trickier -- like the two column (ingredients left,
    instructions right) -- depending on where you want to put the
    graphic/text. Then you may have to move things down a ways and zoom in to
    see more of what you are selecting. Then insert and relocate. So it
    depends upon where the "in-between" is.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Landscape Right-hand Side Only

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    Q: I'm trying to print out cookbooks. The copy shop I'm working with wants
    it printed out so that the pages are ALL on the right side of the page. I
    have played with the print set up and can get it to print page 1 on one
    page, pages 2 and 7 on the next, pages 3 and 6 on the next, and pages 4
    and 5 on the last. I want page 1 on one page, page 2 on another, etc. just
    on the right side of the page. They want to copy it this way so they can
    put two page 1's on the first page, 2 page 2's on the second, etc, so they
    can just cut the pages down the middle and it makes two complete books.

    A: I assume that you have made your design based on the Folded Booklet.
    What you need to do is change the elements so the recipes are printed on
    one side of the 8 1/2 by 11 paper, landscape -- you do this by changing
    the margins for the letter-sized paper.

    So, on the Print/Publish window, chose:
    * Number Pages beginning with 1
    * Paper = Letter 8 1/2 x 11
    * Print on = one side
    * Orientation = Landscape

    From Edit Design, Palette, Page Tab, chose:
    * Orientation = Landscape
    * Number Pages beginning with 1
    * Columns 1
    * Then, for the paper I first selected Letter 8 1/2 x 11. I clicked the
    custom button and adjusted the margins. I changed the "Top" margin to be
    6.25 inches, but left the other margins at their default setting. Then I
    saved the custom paper definition with a different name. The recipe
    display moved so that all recipes were in the position you wanted.

    You may need to play with the margins a bit so that there is more space on
    the left side of the recipe, where the booklet will be bound, and not
    quite so much on the right side of the recipe, on the leading edge. That
    will depend on your printer. Use print preview a lot, and print a couple
    of recipes as a test before doing your cookbook.

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    Printing - Larger Font

    Recipe By :
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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: How do I print in a larger font? When I print a recipe the font is
    small and hard to read.

    A: There is a design you can use that you might like. In the Print window
    select Large Print Menu from the Design drop-down list. That should meet
    your needs.

    If you want to edit a design, choose the Edit Design button in the Print
    window. When the Edit Print Design screen comes up, use the Palette
    button. Select a block of recipe text in the left hand layout window and
    items on the text tab will be available for editing. See pages 155 through
    165 in the MC 6 manual to find out how to edit a print design to your
    liking (or the chapter on Publishing in the MC 5 manual). You can choose
    Save As from the File menu, so you can save the design you edited without
    changing the ones included with the program.

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    Printing - Layout Menu

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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: On the Palette panel in the Edit Design screen, I see the small window
    near the top labeled "Layout" and the word "Body" in it. If I click on the
    arrow, the only choice I find is "Body". While reading the manual, I find
    that I'm supposed to be able to select the portion of the design I wish to
    edit, such as Title, Table of Contents, etc. How can I do this?

    A: In the bottom left corner of the Print/Publish window you will notice
    check boxes for Title Page, Table of Contents, etc. If you put checkmarks
    in the boxes and then go to the Edit Print Design screen, you will have
    the available options besides body.

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    Printing - Lines Are Missing

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: When my recipes go over to the next page, the first line is not
    printed. How come?

    A: Maybe your printer doesn't support the margins you have selected. Try
    making the margins larger and see if that helps.

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    Printing - Order of Recipes

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    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    You can sort your cookbook by different criteria before choosing to print,
    and this will affect your printed version. (Use the "Sort By" drop down
    box on the left hand side of the recipe browser screen, where all your
    recipe names are listed.)

    "ALPHABET PAGES":
    When you have your cookbook sorted by recipe title or alphabet, and then
    choose to print it, you will have pages print with a single letter of the
    alphabet. These are separators or placeholders. To avoid them, you can
    sort your cookbook by Ratings if you do not have ratings active in that
    cookbook.

    SORTED BY RATINGS:
    If you do not have ratings active in your cookbook and you sort it by
    ratings, there will be no separator or placeholders.

    If you only have one rating active for the cookbook and then sort the
    cookbook by ratings before printing, you will get a "place-holder" page
    with that rating name on it. If only part of the recipes in the cookbook
    are rated, you will have another "place-holder page" with "No ratings
    entry" on it.

    For the recipes that have ratings, the recipes with the lowest number
    rating will print first within the rating group. (Those with 0 will print
    before those with 5.) If several recipes have the same rating, say a 3,
    then they will print in alphabetical order in a group.

    SORTED BY CATEGORIES:
    To print a cookbook by category, you can sort the cookbook by category
    first. However, you will then get a divider page that prints with the
    category name on it. This might work for you. Many people like to have a
    tab page dividing their categories.

    To avoid this divider page, sort the cookbook by category, then select the
    recipes within a single category and choose to Print Selected Recipes.
    After that category is printed, select and print the recipes in the next
    category. You can specify the page number for each installment to begin,
    so all your recipes will be on the correct page number. An advantage of
    this method is that you will not overload your printer with a huge print
    job all at once.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Page Numbers Won't Print, etc.

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Here is a printer/printing facts and check list to help us troubleshoot MC
    - mostly version 5 and 6 but the principles apply to earlier versions as
    well. Sometimes the page numbers don't print or the text bleeds or is
    truncated on the right edge. Here are some things to try.

    PRINT/PUBLISH SCREEN:

    The order in which we check things matters: Start by selecting the design,
    then turn page numbering on in the Print/Publish window. If we do it the
    other way around -- numbering on, then select a different design --
    numbering is reset to no.

    Check to see that the right paper is selected for your design. Paper and
    orientation.

    Save some time by finding out if the numbers do print on another design.
    If they do, then you know it's something about the first design.

    DESIGN EDITOR SCREEN:

    For your information: page numbers show up when we print on paper or in
    the Print Preview screen. They do not show up in the layout panel, no
    matter how big the zoom.

    Edit the design. Check the Palette's Page tab. Is page numbering checked?
    It should be if we checked it on the Print/Publish window. We have heard
    some people report that if they have to turn numbering on in the palette,
    it may not print. That's why I turn it on twice: in the Print/Publish
    screen and the Edit Design's Palette setup.

    Margins need to be set within the print zone specific to your printer. To
    check it, compare the ruler markings (in the left panel of the design
    editing screen) to the Palette's margin settings. To turn the ruler on,
    open the "Design" menu and select "show rulers" To see the margin
    settings, turn on the Palette, Page tab, Custom button. For HP deskjet
    printers, see this table at hp

    Try changing the font face. Make sure the font still exists. Windows does
    try to emulate a font that was deleted.

    Try changing orientation from landscape to portrait, etc. Try printing
    single sheet, instead of double or booklet.

    Consider getting a fresh copy of the original design from the cd.
    (Remember to reset the copied file's file properties from "read only" to
    "archive". Use My Computer's Explorer to locate the file, right click and
    select "properties".)

    OTHER THINGS:

    Do you need to update the printer driver? Check the website for you
    printer. There may be a bug fix or patch.

    For double sided printing, try either letting MC control the printing, or
    your printer (if you have that option), but not both.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Printing to Text File for Sharing

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I want to create a text file of just the recipe names in one category
    of a cookbook.

    A:
    1. Copy the recipes to another cookbook. Select that cookbook.
    2. Select Print/Publish Selected Cookbook from the Edit Menu.
    3. In the Print window put a checkmark in the Table of Contents. Remove
    the checkmark from Recipes.
    4. Select the Generic/Text Only printer, if you have this print driver
    installed from your Windows CD (you could install this print driver from
    your Windows CD if not).
    5. At this point you will be prompted to name the file (*.prn). Give it a
    name and remember where you place this PRN file on your computer.

    Now you can open this PRN file with NOTEPAD. You could save it as a text
    file or copy/paste the text into an e-mail to your friend.

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    Q: I don't have a Generic/Text Only printer listed, so what do I do?

    A: Windows lets you have more than one printer driver. Use My Computer.
    Open the Printers folder. Select Add Printer. Locate the generic/text
    printer and load the driver from the Windows CD. Do NOT assign it as your
    default printer. When you want to print something to a file select that
    printer. Otherwise, if you use your default printer to print a file, all
    you are doing is making a copy of a file that only your printer can
    translate.

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    Q: Can I use this techique of printing to a file for other things?

    A: Yes you can!

    Use it to quickly create a text file of your shopping list that you can
    transfer to a Palm or other PDA. (Editing will be needed)

    Use it to "print" recipes from an older cookbook program that cannot
    otherwise export recipes to text or MasterCook format. After editing, you
    can then import them into MasterCook.

    Use it to create a text file of the complete Nutrition Analysis (not just
    the summary). Select the Nutrition Analysis icon. Select Print. Select a
    Generic/Text Only printer. Select the Print button in the Print window.
    Name the file (example: name.prn). Then open the PRN file in a word
    processor or text editor.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Recipe Partially Prints or Does Not Print

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Recipes will not print, or parts of the layout are missing from the recipe
    when printed.

    General Printer Troubleshooting
    Follow these steps to correct the printer problem:

    -From the Start button click on the Run option.
    -In the box after the word Open type CONTROL and click on OK. This will
    open the Control Panel.
    -In the Control Panel open the Printers folder, right-click on the printer
    and select Properties.
    -Click on the Details tab then click on the Spool Settings button.
    -Put a dot next to Print Directly to Printer and make sure the Spool Data
    Format is set to RAW.

    Depending on the printer and printer driver these options may not be
    available.
    -Click on the Graphics tab and try lowering the DPI setting in the
    Resolution box.
    -Click on the OK button, go back to the Printers screen in the Control
    Panel and single-click on the printer so it is highlighted.
    -Then click on the File menu and click on Set As Default, close the
    Printers windows and the Control Panel.
    -Try printing.

    Make sure the printer is directly connected to the computer. Hooking up a
    printer through a scanner or switch box may cause problems resulting in
    information failing to arrive at the printer. If there are any devices
    connected between the computer and printer, disconnect these devices and
    connect the printer directly to the computer.

    If problems continue, contact the printer manufacturer for the latest
    printer drivers. These drivers will often correct errors and may improve
    the performance of the printer.

    Also, make sure there are no other programs running in Windows. To make
    sure there are no other programs running:

    1. Hold down the CTRL and ALT keys and press the DEL key. This will bring
    up a Close Program Box. The Close Program Box will show the currently
    running programs.
    2. The only program that should be listed in the task list is Explorer (or
    Microsoft Explorer). If there are other programs in the task list
    highlight one of them and click on the End Task button.
    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the only program listed in the Close Program
    Box is Explorer. NOTE: some programs can not be shut down using these
    steps. Shut down those programs according to the instructions specific to
    those programs.
    4. Once the Explorer is the only program in the Close Program Box try
    printing from the program again.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Recipe Titles Only From One Category

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    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    If I wanted to send a friend a list of recipe titles from one category in
    a cookbook here is what I would do:

    1. Copy the recipes to another cookbook. Select that cookbook.
    2. Select Print/Publish Selected Cookbook from the Edit Menu.
    3. In the Print window put a checkmark in the Table of Contents. Remove
    the checkmark from Recipes.
    4. Select the Generic/Text Only printer, if you have this print driver
    installed from your Windows CD (you could install this print driver from
    your Windows CD if not).
    5. At this point you will be prompted to name the file (*.prn). Give it a
    name and remember where you place this PRN file on your computer.

    Now you can open this PRN file with NOTEPAD. You could save it as a text
    file or copy/paste the text into an e-mail to your friend.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Recipes Starting On Next Page, Page Breaks

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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: How do I get my recipes to start on the next page so that they don't
    break up over two pages?

    A: Use the Page tab in the Palette window. Select from the Start drop-down
    list.

    If you want to prevent the recipes from starting on a new page select One
    after another.

    "Page Breaks":
    To force a recipe on to the next page if you choose to Start one after
    another you can add blank lines to the end of the previous recipe. (For
    example, in the direction section if your recipe ends with the
    directions.) Check your results in the Print Preview.

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    Printing - Recipes With Menu

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: How do I change the font size of recipes when working with a menu?

    A: We can only edit the menu and not recipes. What I would recommend is to
    print your menu separate from your recipes. In the Print window remove the
    checkmark from the Include Recipes box. Then you can print your recipes
    separately, editing the way you want them to print.

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    Printing - Recipes Without Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I am about to finally print a family cookbook. Some of the recipes are
    just directions, and they do not have specific amounts of ingredients. My
    problem now is that the text is right below the recipe title. I want to
    space it differently. In the Print Layout pane of the Edit Print Design
    screen I tried to drag portions of the text further below, but the whole
    text moves. I cannot seem to be able to pick one part or another of the
    recipe.

    A: Since some have ingredients, that field is always there. Therefore when
    there are no ingredients, the field shrinks putting the directions next.
    Try moving just the direction portion down a little. When there are no
    ingredients, that will be the field below the title, but with it moved
    down a little, that should leave a little more space between the title and
    the directions.

    When I have recipes like this, I always go ahead and enter in the
    ingredient names, leaving the other fields blank. This helps when I am
    searching multiple cookbooks by ingredient. However, I can see that for
    printing purposes, you might want to leave them out. You could put a
    period in a couple of the ingredient lines. Then you could white them out
    before duplicating the cookbook. The white out should be unobtrusive, even
    on the original copy from your printer.

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    Printing - Removing Designs

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    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: I created a print design, which I called "plain." It had a problem, and
    I wanted to delete it. I couldn't find a way to do so in MasterCook, so I
    deleted the plain.mcd file using Windows Explorer. However, "plain" still
    shows up in the list of designs in the Palette. Although if I try to open
    it I get the message that it doesn't exist. How can I remove it from the
    list of designs?

    A: Hit F5 on your keyboard or select Refresh File List from the Tools Menu
    to refresh your files list. This will rebuild the internal MasterCook file
    database to show your updated file list.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Removing Lines That Print

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    Categories : Printing

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    Q: I am trying to print out a family cookbook using Delicious Desserts
    design. When I print out, I get a line running across the page before and
    after each recipe. These lines do not show up on the print preview. Is
    there anyway to delete them?

    A: They don't show in the preview or display with the standard zoom
    settings. I had to change the zoom to find them.

    The first one is in the text box below the categories. Change the Zoom
    (lower left) to 100% so you can see the box. Click on it to select it.
    Click the Palette and you'll see how a border was chosen (in the Object
    tab). Set that to no border.

    The zoom menu is available for the print preview too. Click [Print
    Preview] and right click inside that window.

    TIP: The two panes in the Edit Design window are size-able. Have you used
    that yet? To see more of the right-hand pane, move the mouse over the two
    vertical lines between the two panes. Click and drag the stretching
    cursor.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Resizing Objects

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    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: If I want to resize a category (example: author) so that it will fit on
    the same line with another category (example: yield), how do I do that?

    A: When you are resizing something, be sure that "Show Grid" is selected
    from the Design drop-down menu. Using "Snap To Grid" can be helpful, too,
    because then you know just where you are and that your objects are lining
    up exactly. Then, when you are actually doing the resizing, click the
    object, like author, so the slashed line border appears around it. On the
    ends of that field, you will see a black box. Hover your mouse over the
    box until it turns into a two-sided arrow, then click and drag the sides
    of the field to the size you need, first one side and then the other. When
    the two fields are of a size that they will not overlap one another, you
    should be able to drag them alongside each other (the mouse pointer will
    have four arrows). Do keep in mind that you are looking at just one recipe
    in the cookbook, and leave enough space so that a particularly long author
    name will still fit. (In other words, use print preview to check this out
    before you print!) You can make finer adjustments by changing the size of
    the grids shown.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Tips for Printing a Cookbook

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    Categories : Printing

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    It does not have to be a long project once you learn to navigate
    MasterCook. The Edit/Publish palette is the key. It took me a long time to
    understand it and many tries. I used one of the template cookbook for
    design and kind of played with it and called it "Best Design" by then it
    was saved and I worked with it. I edited the fonts but reverted back to
    Times New Roman because it is easy to read. I played with the margins, but
    the grid bar once I understood how it worked made it real easy to move
    everything to align where I wanted. One thing I noticed be very careful,
    look at the Hide Tab so it prints only what you want. Once set all works.
    I will be honest I had problem with the printing. I could not figure it
    out. So I took some hints from the board and here is what I ended up
    doing. I took a legal piece of paper 8.5 x 14 and printed two recipes on
    it so I could then cut the page in half. Recipe one first then took the
    paper out and reinserted it in the printer, if you do that make sure when
    you put the paper back in your printer you put it so the recipe your
    previously printed is face up. Make sure that you set your paper size to
    CUSTOM - WIDTH 8.5, HEIGHT 7. I put the Margins at left 0.75, right 0.75,
    top 0.5 and bottom 0.5. Orientation landscape - Print set up one recipe.
    It may have taken more time to do it that way but I had control. This way
    I printed one category at a time and knew it was in alphabetical order. I
    could not figure out to print the list of recipes with Category name
    first, then the recipes in that category so I ended up doing it in Word
    setting up my page with same margins, fonts etc... Once printed it was
    perfect. I could not figure out how to print the covers MasterCook has
    available so same thing I used Word for the text and their "Insert
    Clipart" feature to make the cover. I had to use hints from the board and
    some creativity, but it worked. I had it bound and the margins were
    perfect on both sides and THE RESULT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF IT. Just
    remember the only thing I wanted was to be able to print two recipes on a
    legal size sheet of paper. It worked for me.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Two Column Landscape

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    Q: I am using the recipe design "Casual Dining Design." It is set up to
    print one recipe on a piece of paper in portrait. I want to print in
    landscape with two columns so I can print two recipes per piece of paper
    as I make my recipes into booklets. When I set my design for this I can
    not get my margins how I need them. I need to adjust each column for left
    and right margins, like it is two pieces of paper. Right now I can only
    adjust the margins for the paper size and not for each column.

    A: One thing you could do is Select the Custom button on the Page Tab of
    the Palette Window. You could then create a Multi-Section Template and
    save it.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Weekly MealPlan - Dinner Only

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Can I print a weekly MealPlan (dinner only) on one sheet of paper
    without the nutrition info? I could post this in the kitchen and everyone
    wouldn't have to ask Mom, "What's for dinner"!

    A: 1). Create your weekly MealPlan by dragging recipes from the MasterList
    (or copy/paste) onto the MealPlan and placing under the dinner section for
    each day of the week.

    2). Delete the Breakfast and Lunch rows from the MealPlan for each day.

    3). Select the Print icon from the navigation bar along the right-hand
    side of the screen.

    4). If you don't want to print the shopping list or recipes, then remove
    the checkmarks from the boxes in the lower left-hand corner of the Print
    Window.

    5). Press the PRINT button.

    NOTE: At this time we are not able to exclude the printing of the
    nutrition info with the MealPlan. However, maybe you could try using the
    "easter egg" and see if something there would work? See the entry in this
    cookbook for Miscellaneous - Easter Egg.

    Did you want to include breakfast and lunch on the calendar, but just not
    print them? Here's one way I've done that.

    I used the calendar to plan a few days worth of meals. Then I used File >
    Save days as Meal Plan. I saved it once with the name of
    "Feb.11-Complete". Then I went back to the calendar and saved again with
    the name "Feb.11-Dinners." Then I just deleted the Breakfasts and Dinners
    from the "Dinners" version of the Meal Plan. I still have the "Complete"
    meal plan to refer to, and the calendar still lists all meals, too. I
    printed out the "Dinners", choosing not to include the recipes and
    shopping list, and I have a seven day list of dinners.

    My printout from the Meal Plan had the days listed as Day 1 of 7, etc.,
    rather than having the name of the day and the date, but otherwise they
    look the same. As long as you gave the Meal plans themselves a good enough
    name, you could still keep them straight.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Windows NT/2000

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I am trying to run MasterCook under Win NT 4.0. I can not get the
    program to print. The program suddenly closes instead of printing. Is
    there a work around?

    A: This program was not tested with and is not supported on Windows NT or
    2000. This means that Sierra Technical Support has very little information
    about running the program on these platforms. There is, however, one
    work-around that is necessary for printing.

    1. Add a local printer even if it's not physically connected to the
    machine. Use the same software for the networked printer for ease of
    installation. Go to Start--Settings-->Printers, then double-click the Add
    Printer option to begin the installation. UNselect "print test page" as
    part of the installation process to eliminate an error message that will
    occur when install can't find the local printer.

    2. Select local printer as "default" from printers folder. Go to
    Start-->Settings-->Printers, right click on the new driver and choose Set
    As Default.

    3. Print from MasterCook, selecting the network printer in the print
    dialog box.

    4. Set the Network printer as Default when not using MasterCook.

    It is also possible to get it to work by disabling bi-directional printing
    in the printer control panel.

    -Go to Start-->Settings-->Printers.
    -Right click on the Network printer and choose Properties.
    -Click on the Details tab, then the Spool Settings button and look for the
    'Enable bi-directional printing' checkbox and uncheck it.
    -If the bi-directional printing setting does not appear in your spool
    settings window, contact the printer manufacturer for instructions on
    finding this setting.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Printing - Your Text Here Bug

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Printing

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I am having trouble while trying to print out my recipes. In the
    section of the directions. One to three times after each line of
    directions, a "Your Text Here" printing shows up and I can't remove it. It
    is inside of the directions box displayed on the recipe print out. Does
    anyone know how to remove this? I can remove a text box when I add it
    outside of the ingredients or directions box by pushing the delete button.
    If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

    A: This unwanted text string appears when you edit certain designs, but
    not all of them. It appears to happen when you use Select All.

    I would recommend you copy the design off of the CD and replace the one
    that is in your SIERRA/MasterCook 5/MC Tools folder.

    After you copy it into that folder, you will want to right click on the
    design, choose Properties and remove the checkmark from Read-only.

    When you edit this design again, I would recommend you avoid using Select
    All and check (by using Print Preview) to make sure this unwanted text
    string doesn't appear before you save your design.

    You can get rid of it this way:

    1. Select the box (in the left pane of the Edit Print Design screen) with
    "Your Text Here" in it.
    2. Select the OBJECT tab on the PALETTE.
    3. Delete the words "Your Text Here" from the text box at the bottom of
    this tab.

    This was fixed in version 6.0. This unwanted text string doesn't appear
    any longer.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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    Mar 2001
    Location
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    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Browser - Viewing Uncategorized Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Browser

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How do I view my uncategorized recipes?

    A: Sort your recipe titles By Categories and then scroll to the end of the
    list and you will see a subheading "No Category entry..." Under that will
    be a list of recipes that have no categories.

    You can also view them by using the MasterList. When you open a cookbook
    in the MasterList you will see the "uncategorized" at the end of the
    categories listed in the left-hand pane.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - A Cup is Not Always 8 Dry Ounces

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 cup flour
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup bread crumbs
    1 cup butter
    1 cup rice -- uncooked

    INSTRUCTIONS - Edit this recipe in your MasterCook program. Select the
    option to "change recipe units" from the appropriate menu (see below).
    Click on the first ingredient in the list: flour. Flour is not very dense.

    The units appear in a list on the right. Find "ounces" - not fluid ounces,
    dry or volume ounces, further in the list. Now look at sugar, which is
    dense. Rice. Now butter is a solid. Notice the difference between fluid
    and dry ounces.

    So it does matter when we change units to not confuse dry and fluid
    measures. MasterCook is programmed to know that "cups" of dry goods don't
    weigh 8-fluid ounces.

    Which menu? In MasterCook3/4, look in the "Recipe" menu and select "change
    units...". In MasterCook 5/6, look under the "Ingredient" menu and select
    "change recipe units."

    Description:
    "MasterCook knows the difference"
    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 3957 Calories; 192g Fat (43.4%
    calories from fat); 42g Protein; 522g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber;
    497mg Cholesterol; 2818mg Sodium. Exchanges: 21 Grain(Starch); 38 Fat; 13
    1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Adding Pictures to Your Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    The help file specifically mentions these types of graphics files: *.bmp,
    *.jpg, *.png, *.psd. Other types of files can be used too, but I've not
    tried anything but BMP and JPG myself.

    If the picture is too large, you may also have a problem. A good size
    would be 250 by 200 pixels or 210 by 168 pixels - with resolutions of 26
    or 72 DPI. We scan at higher DPIs but save at a lower resolution so the
    print image is fairly clear.

    When you add pictures to your recipes, these pictures are stored in the
    MCX files. For each cookbook that has pictures, you will have one of these
    files. Look for them in the collection folders. You may want to keep an
    eye on the size of your picture files (the mcx files) if you plan on using
    a lot -- they do take up space.

    For Cookbook Covers:

    To prevent distortion when creating personalized covers for MasterCook
    5.x/6.x cookbooks, save graphic files as size 72 x 97 pixels, in .PNG
    format, and in 16 million colors. This is optimum. For now MasterCook
    accepts PNG, JPG and BMP. If you have that kind of file and it won't
    insert, try resizing the graphic.

    Tip: There are some covers included on the SierraHome MasterCook 5.x/6.0
    CDs. Look for them in the Covers folder on the SierraHome CDs.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Auto-Number Directions

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: When I am viewing recipes in Display Mode, how do I get the directions
    to be numbered without manually typing a number at the beginning of each
    cell? For instance, some of my recipes have numbered directions when
    viewed in the Display Mode, even though, they are NOT numbered when
    viewing in the Recipe Edit mode and other recipes DON'T have numbered
    directions when viewing in the Display Mode.

    A: Auto-Number Directions is an option on the edit Menu available when
    edit the recipe (in edit view). This works for one recipe at a time. The
    trick is to put each paragraph in a row of the directions section, turn
    auto-number on and it can be viewed ( it won't export).

    There is also a setting to do this per cookbook. Select Preferences from
    the Edit Menu and select the Cookbook/Recipe tab.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Capitalized Recipe Titles

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: When I am typing ingredients into MasterCook as soon as I go to the
    next cell it capitalizes the first letter of each word. I have done as the
    manual suggests. I have REMOVED the checkmark from Title Case Recipe
    names, Categories and Ingredients in Display and Publish. It still
    capitalizes the first letter of the ingredients when I move to the next
    cell. Is there something I am not understanding here? If I change row
    properties to SUBTITLE it will remain in all lower case letters, whether
    or not the box is checked.

    Q. Is there a way to get the wording in the title field to keep some upper
    and lower case letters? When importing this recipe Acorn Squash with
    Apples the title came out as Acorn Squash With Apples.

    A: Remove the checkmark from "Automatically Title Recipe Names, Categories
    and Ingredients when Typing" (this works when viewing recipes in Recipe
    Edit Mode). If you have a checkmark in this box, it will capitalize the
    first letter of each word in Recipe Edit Mode when you are typing in
    recipes.

    The checkmark from Title Case Recipe names, Categories and Ingredients in
    Display and Publish is ONLY for recipes in Recipe Display Mode and
    publishing (printing) them. So, if you have a checkmark in this box, it
    will capitalize the first letter of each word in Recipe Display Mode and
    when publishing.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Closing a Recipe Without Shutting Down MasterCook

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I haven't been able to figure out how to close a recipe without the
    whole program shutting down. In several places, the manual refers to an
    arrow in the upper right hand corner to click on to close a window--I
    haven't seen any such arrows.

    A: This one puzzled me as well, until I noticed the "back" arrow in the
    bottom left corner of the program screen. It works like a web page - you
    can backtrack to previous screens like the recipe book contents list you
    were reading before you opened a specific recipe to view. There's also a
    "forward" arrow there to move ahead into the recipe you just had open if
    you want.

    A: What no one has mentioned so far is that you don't really NEED to close
    the recipe. The recipe doesn't open in a separate window, so there's no
    need to close it. If you want to open something else, just open it. The
    recipe is closed for you. MasterCook will ask if you want to save, if
    needed.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Colored Labels in Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: In some recipes in MasterCook the ingredients sign is in a red circle,
    what does this mean?

    A: The red circle is a nutritionally linked ingredient. The brown circle
    is an ingredient with the nutritional link removed.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Differences Between Text Entry and Subtitle Entry

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Can someone explain the difference between a "text" entry and a
    "subtitle" entry in the recipe edit screen. How do they act differently or
    are they both just text entries with no difference?

    A: There are some differences and similarities.

    Similarities: When I give a set of ingredients rows a section heading,
    like "Crust" or "Mustard Vinaigrette," I have three choices:

    * keep it as an ingredient (bold display) but remove it from analysis
    * mark it as text
    * mark it as subtitle

    All three exclude a row from nutrition analysis (turns off the nags about
    not finding that ingredient in the data base)

    Differences: Might want to choose one because of the way it looks when
    printed or displayed. Each has it's own format in the recipe display:
    italic bold for subtitles, and plain text for text, bold for ingredients.

    Subtitles have another advantage. We can focus a search for rows that are
    marked as subtitles; handy and a bit faster than scanning the whole recipe
    for "Biscuit Crust"

    I'm not consistent but I've tried to use subtitles to label a section of
    my recipe that is the second part of the recipe. Like when the title is a
    salad "with vinaigrette" - I use subtitle for the vinaigrette.

    I often use text for instructions, alternative ingredients or examples

    I 5 cup mixed vegetables
    T (turnips, carrots, broccoli)

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Don't Use # In Ingredient Section

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    When you are creating recipes in MasterCook, please don't use # as part of
    the ingredients, see below:

    1/2 cup water
    1 teaspoon almond extract
    3 egg whites -- stiffly beaten
    #######
    SNOW ICING:
    2 cups confectioners' sugar

    MasterCook interprets these ### as a command and not a character when you
    go to import the recipe. So, please use something else to show a blank
    row. (This isn't directed at any one person. This recipe was just one I
    found from last summer, and I thought I would pass on my findings.)

    I tried importing a recipe using the Import Assistant that had these ## in
    the list of ingredients and it didn't import too well.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Edit Units?

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Can we edit the unit list in MasterCook to add our own units, for
    example Spanish units for tsp, tbsp, etc.?

    A: No, we are not able to. This needs to stay in a controlled environment
    for the nutritional analysis part of the program.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Editing Preparation List

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. Why isn't the preparation field keeping words we put in, that aren't
    already in the preparation list? Sure is a pain to retype everything over
    and over.

    A. The prep field used to remember everything, including typos. So now we
    can control it better. We can edit the preparation list. It's under tools,
    "edit preparation list" (about two-thirds of the way down the list). The
    option only shows up when you have an open recipe.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Embedded Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: When I export a recipe and it has an embedded recipe, how come it
    doesn't export? I moved my recipes to another cookbook and I want the
    links to stay connected.

    A: This would be a hard thing to do because when you link recipes and move
    them around you might have the same recipe name in other cookbooks. It
    would be hard to know which recipe in which cookbook to link to after
    moving. You will end up having to relink them anyway. What if you had a
    Yellow Cake with a White Frosting embedded recipe. There would probably be
    several White Frosting recipes. The program would have to search through
    all your cookbooks and then give you a list of recipes for you to choose
    to relink. I definitely wouldn't want the program slowed down by having to
    do this. I would rather just relink them after I have moved them.

    I don't know if you noticed, but when you copy these recipes to another
    cookbook and then double click on the embedded recipe, it will open
    (appears to be linked still) because it will look in the current cookbook
    for the same recipe name and open that one. This recipe will NOT export
    however. You need to re-establish the correct link for it to export.

    I would recommend after moving recipes you change the ingredient line to
    "Ingredient" to reset the line and then change it to "Embedded Recipe" to
    relink them.

    I think I am going to start making an Embedded Recipe category and add my
    embedded recipes to it, so that I can keep better track of them.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Embedded Recipes, Ignore Nutrition of (Versions 6+ Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    If you use "embedded" recipes, you know there are times when you want to
    link to a recipe but exclude it's calories in the nutrition analysis.

    MC6 has a feature that does that. It's new to MC6.

    Example:

    You have a meatloaf recipe that suggests a gravy. The gravy is stored in a
    separate recipe. You link to the gravy recipe (embed it)

    BUT the gravy is optional and you don't want the nutritional analysis for
    the meatloaf recipe to include the options.

    Solution: Unlink the nutrition of the embedded recipe.

    We can use this with the live nutrition tab. Copy the nutritional analysis
    per serving WITH the gravy. And paste that information in the recipe. But
    unlink the embedded recipe when we share or store it.

    Unlinking doesn't change how we work with embedded recipes. Double-click,
    and it opens. E-mail the meatloaf, get the gravy tagging along.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Entering Degree Symbol in the Directions

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How do I enter the degree symbol in the directions?

    A: These are ASCII characters (using the Arial font), and will translate
    into MasterCook's font without becoming something weird. Try holding down
    the ALT key while typing in 0176 on the number pad (not the numbers at the
    top of the keyboard) or ALT+0186. Below is a few symbols and the keys
    needed:

    alt + 0186
    alt + 0233
    alt + 0231
    alt + 0234
    alt + 0169
    alt + 0174
    alt + 0153 (that's TM)
    alt + 0149
    alt + 0188 (hard to see here, but that's 1/4)
    alt + 0189 (that's 1/2)
    alt + 0190 (that's 3/4)

    *Remember these work for the Arial font with a PC. If you send a recipe by
    e-mail with these symbols, they may not appear as intended if the
    recipient is using another font, etc.

    Any time you need a special character that is not available directly from
    your keyboard, there is a real easy way to find out the Alt-Code for that
    character. Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map. If
    you select a character on the grid, in the lower right corner it will tell
    you which keystroke to use. If it says "Alt+" followed by a 4 digit
    number, to enter this character when typing hold down the Alt key, then
    enter the last 3 digits of the number USING THE NUMERIC KEYPAD (emphasis,
    not shouting) at the right side of your keyboard, then release the Alt
    key. Laptop users have to activate their numeric keypad in a way that I'm
    not familiar with, so we'll let a laptop expert fill us in on that.

    If you don't have Character Map on your system (it should be on Win95 and
    Win98) you may have to load it from your CD. There are also other
    freeware/shareware programs that will give you the same information. I
    have several similar programs that "sniff" out all the fonts on a system,
    no matter where installed, and let you manage them effectively.


    Below is a character set that can be used in MasterCook.
    I use a portable and press the NUM LOCK key.
    Press and hold the ALT key PRESS 0169 (mjo9 keys) release the ALT key and
    copyright symbol appears.
    Press and hold the ALT key PRESS 0176 (mj7o keys) release the ALT key and
    degree symbol appears.
    In MasterCook you will need a 4 digit number just add zeros in front of
    number.

    Refer to chart for the character you want.

    Source:
    "E. Lawrence Budro"

    32- 33-! 34-" 35-# 36-$ 37-% 38-& 39-' 40-( 41-)
    42-* 43-+ 44-, 45-- 46-. 47-/ 48-0 49-1 50-2 51-3
    52-4 53-5 54-6 55-7 56-8 57-9 58-: 59-; 60-< 61-=
    62-> 63-? 64-@ 65-A 66-B 67-C 68-D 69-E 70-F 71-G
    72-H 73-I 74-J 75-K 76-L 77-M 78-N 79-O 80-P 81-Q
    82-R 83-S 84-T 85-U 86-V 87-W 88-X 89-Y 90-Z 91-[
    92-\ 93-] 94-^ 95-_ 96-` 97-a 98-b 99-c 100-d 101-e
    102-f 103-g 104-h 105-i 106-j 107-k 108-l 109-m 110-n 111-o
    112-p 113-q 114-r 115-s 116-t 117-u 118-v 119-w 120-x 121-y
    122-z 123-{ 124-| 125-} 126-~

    160- 161- 162- 163- 164- 165- 166- 167- 168- 169-
    170- 171- 172- 173- 174- 175- 176- 177- 178- 179-
    180- 181- 182- 183- 184- 185- 186- 187- 188- 189-
    190- 191- 192- 193- 194- 195- 196- 197- 198- 199-
    200- 201- 202- 203- 204- 205- 206- 207- 208- 209-
    210- 211- 212- 213- 214- 215- 216- 217- 218- 219-
    220- 221- 222- 223- 224- 225- 226- 227- 228- 229-
    230- 231- 232- 233- 234- 235- 236- 237- 238- 239-
    240- 241- 242- 243- 244- 245- 246- 247- 248- 249-
    250- 251- 252- 253- 254- 255-_


    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Entering the Can Size for Ingredient Amount

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. In MasterCook, if I have two 10 ounce cans of tomatoes, I don't have to
    type 20 ounces now. We can use enter the number of cans. How do you do it?
    Any tips?

    A. Page 130 shows a few examples but don't follow the one about the kidney
    beans.

    _Amt__Unit++++++++++__Ingredient
    2 10 ounce cans chopped tomatoes
    4 3 ounce skinless boneless chicken breasts
    1 10 3/4 oz can cream of mushroom soup
    1 15 1/2 oz can cooked kidney beans


    The nutrition works. MasterCook will calculate the nutrition for 20 ounces
    of chopped tomatoes.

    "Kidney beans" are in the ingredient list as dried (not cooked). Adding
    the word "can" to the units does not force MasterCook into using the
    nutrition for cooked beans. To get accurate numbers, it's still up to us
    to enter or link to the right ingredient.

    There are 1,415 calories in "1 15-oz can kidney beans"
    but only 344 calories in "1 15-oz can cooked kidney beans"

    Another choice is to enter "1 15-oz can kidney beans, cooked"

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Find and Replace Blank Fields (Versions 6+ Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Did you know we can find and replace blank fields in v6.x (not v5)? This
    is fabulous.

    Let's say you have a cookbook that has recipes from the same author, but
    some recipes have a blank author field. You can use Find & Replace to fill
    these in for you easily and quickly.

    1. Open a cookbook in version 6.x.
    2. Select Find and Replace from the Tools menu.
    3. Select the In Cookbook radio button.
    4. Select the Options button.
    5. Remove the checkmarks from everything except the Author.
    6. Select Done.
    7. In the Find and Replace window leave the Find What text box blank.
    8. Type in the author's name in the Replace With text box.
    9. Select the Find button.
    10. Replace the ones you want.

    You can do the same thing with Source, etc.

    This works the other way as well. You can replace text with nothing. For
    example if you remove the Alternate Source Label it still appears in the
    Recipe Edit window (after deleting it switch to Recipe Display and then
    back to Recipe Edit and see that it remains). You can get rid of them for
    good by replacing with nothing.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - First Line Hidden When Typing into Directions

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: When I start typing into a direction cell the first line disappears.
    What can I do?

    A: Here are several workarounds to try:

    - Put your cursor into that first row. Insert a carriage return. Hit the
    up arrow and start typing.

    - Save the recipe. Press [ctrl]+[s] to save the current recipe. Suddenly
    that first direction row is no longer bashful. Try doing this after adding
    ingredients and before adding directions.

    - Start typing in direction row 2 instead of 1. Save the recipe, then
    delete row 1.

    - Sometimes, just maximizing the screen can help.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Font Size Adjustment?

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Is there any way to adjust the font size in the recipe edit view in
    MasterCook 6.x?

    A: There's not a setting for that within MasterCook, but you can adjust
    the font display size across the board for your computer.

    Close all open programs on your taskbar. Then go to Start > Settings >
    Control Panel > Display, Settings tab > Advanced > General tab, and choose
    large fonts from the drop-down box at the top.

    Then open MasterCook and see if you like what you see. Some folks who have
    tried this report that they are no longer seeing a scroll bar in areas
    like the category tab, or the whole nutrition screen is not showing for
    them. If this happens to you, you can try cascading the window
    (right-click on a blank space of the task bar and choose cascade or tile),
    then resize the window OR use the restore window size/maximize window size
    toggle in the upper right hand corner of the MasterCook window (beside the
    "x" that closes the program).

    Keep in mind that the minimum screen resolution needs to be 800 x 600 for
    MasterCook to work properly.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Keystrokes or Buttons to View Next Recipe

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. Am I missing something or are we not able to have a cookbook view and
    flip through the recipes as they would look in a cookbook.

    A. If you open up the first recipe in a cookbook or category, you can flip
    through the recipes in several way. This will work in Edit and in Display
    views.

    1) Click on the arrows immediately under the recipe (on the right side)

    2) If you prefer keystrokes, hold down the [CTRL] key and press the arrows
    keys: [CTRL+ArrowRt] and [CTRL+ArrowLt]

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Linking Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Do you link your ingredients to ones that are in MasterCook's Ingredient
    List? Do you have trouble remembering what the exact name of the
    ingredient is?

    There is now a list of the ingredients included with MasterCook 5.x/6.x
    inside a TXT file. See this discussion on the message board:

    http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@@.ef48729

    You will find it useful.

    When you share recipes you will notice this line at the bottom of the
    recipes sent from MasterCook 5.x/6.x:

    Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 2551 0 0 0 0 0 2019 4635 0 0 0 0 0

    When you reimport the recipe, MasterCook will read this line and know
    which ingredients were linked to ones in the Ingredient List. This does
    not work for ingredients you add to your Ingredient List or synonyms you
    may have created since they only appear in your Ingredient List and not
    necessarily in another's.

    WARNING: If you choose to create a synonym in the Ingredient List, don't
    delete the original ingredient from the Ingredient List, or it will delete
    the synonym you created as well.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Missing Ingredients?

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I found several recipes in MasterCook that don't have ingredients
    listed, just directions. Is this a bug?

    A: No, there are a few recipes throughout MasterCook that describe how to
    cook meat, how to make gravy, etc., and they do not have the ingredients
    but strictly the directions.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Nutrition Tab (Versions 6+ Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    There is now a nutrition tab on the edit recipe screen. It provides a live
    update of the nutrition per serving. Get instant feedback when adding an
    ingredient to a recipe and/or linking it. Useful!

    - See which ingredients are unknown.

    - Catch errors instantly. See wrong ingredients (typos like vinAgar or
    things like raw versus dry mushrooms).

    - Adjust the recipe - tweak the calories and fat and get instant feedback

    The Nutrition tab gives us a Nutritional Summary. If you click on the
    Heart icon on the right side of the screen, you will get an even more
    complete nutritional analysis. These can be printed too.

    In the Nutrition tab of versions 6+ you've probably noticed the warning:
    "MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient."

    This is telling you one of several things:

    1. If your recipe called for 1 apple with nothing for the "unit" field of
    the recipe, then it is telling you that it is giving you the Nutritional
    Analysis (NA) based on the average whole size of this fruit.

    It does this because "apple" in the Ingredient List is listed by SERVING
    SIZE, WEIGHT, and VOLUME. If you list 1 cup apple, it will base the NA on
    the volume. If you list 1/2 pound apple, it will base the NA on the
    weight.

    2. If your recipe has an ingredient that has no SERVING SIZE, but you list
    the ingredient in the recipe by serving size, you will see this warning.
    For example, if your recipe calls for 12 macadamia nuts with nothing for
    the "unit" field of the recipe, then it is going to base the NA on 12
    TIMES the "average whole" of 134g/1 cup of macadamia nuts. Look at the
    Ingredient List under "macadamia nuts" and you will see the program knows
    this ingredient only by WEIGHT and VOLUME. Therefore it is best to enter
    this ingredient in a recipe by something it knows instead -- WEIGHT or
    VOLUME.

    3. You will also get this warning if you leave out the AMOUNT and UNIT for
    the ingredient in the recipe. For example, if your recipe called for
    "macadamia nuts" but did not state an amount at all, MasterCook will not
    incude any Nutrition for it in the NA.

    You can quickly see the NA for individual ingredients by using the
    INGREDIENT ANALYSIS command available from the Ingredient menu while in
    the Recipe Edit view of MasterCook. Highlight/select an ingredient row and
    then choose this command. When doing this you can see that:

    -- in example 1 above, 81 calories is calculated 1 apple, 65 calories is
    calculated for 1 cup, and 123 calories for 1/2 pound apple

    -- in example 2 above, 11,288 calories is calculated for 12 macadamia nuts

    -- in example 3 above, 0 calories is calculated for macadamia nuts

    As you can see, it is very important to pay attention to this warning and
    understand why you are getting it. This way you will know if you need to
    edit the recipe by adjusting the affected ingredient(s) further to get an
    accurate NA.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Or Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Any thoughts on how to deal with the "OR" question? If I place the
    "other" ingredient into the notes area, it will be lost to the ingredients
    list. For example, 1 vanilla bean or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

    A: What I do is to put the word OR all by itself on an ingredient line and
    follow it up with the suggested substitute. This would probably mess up
    your nutritional information for the recipe, if that is important to you,
    and you probably would not find that recipe in the "What can I make for
    Dinner" feature unless you had both the ingredient and its substitute. But
    you could search for it. If the substitute is only a short phrase, I type
    it in at the end of the main ingredient name (2 cups apple or quince,
    chopped). This too would probably puzzle the nutritional analysis, but,
    again, search would find it.

    Another thing you could do is:

    1 vanilla bean
    OR
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Where each of these lines above are on their own row in the ingredients
    and "OR" is labeled as text and vanilla extract is labeled with the
    nutritional link removed.

    Or type it like this:

    1 vanilla bean or 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

    where "vanilla bean or 1 1/2 tsp.. vanilla extract" is the ingredient and
    linked to 1 vanilla bean.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Parsing Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: When using the Import Assistant to copy and paste from an Internet site
    I am having problems with the preparation field. Every time there is a
    multiple preparation (like 1 bunch parsley, stems removed, finely chopped)
    the second part of it is entered as another ingredient ("stems removed" is
    in preparation and "finely chopped" goes on to the next ingredient line.
    What am I doing wrong?

    A. I recommend just Copying and Pasting the information where it belongs.
    It's hard for the MasterCook parser to denote where preparation methods
    start and stop.

    It imports this way too, if you import a text version. However, if you
    import a MasterCook 5.0/6.0 formatted recipe, the XML code tells
    MasterCook exactly where the prep methods start and stop.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Recognizing Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I added an ingredient to the ingredient list and filled out the
    nutrition information. However, when I use the ingredient in a recipe and
    click to analyze the recipe it tells me the ingredient isn't on the list
    and will not be counted in the recipe. Has anyone else encountered this
    problem? Does anyone know what I can do?

    A: There are a couple of things you can try. First, make sure the
    ingredient and its nutritional information are saved. You can verify this
    by going into the ingredient list and using the fast fill feature by
    typing in the name of the ingredient you added. Verify the information is
    correct.

    Second, in the recipe editor let the fast fill feature fill in the name of
    the ingredient. If you wish to use another name than the fast fill you
    will have to link the ingredient which can be accomplished by double
    clicking on the ingredient and selecting the ingredient.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Use Last Saved Source in New Recipes

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How does the "Use Last Saved Source in New Recipes" preference setting
    work?

    A: This works for Recipe Edit and the Import Assistant (IA). I can paste
    text into the Recipe Editor or the IA for the fields in the More Info Tab,
    and when I start a new recipe, these fields are already filled in with the
    text from the previous recipe.

    1. Paste some text into the IA.
    2. Highlight some of the text and use the Move to Recipe button to place
    the text in the Source field or you can drag the text there.
    3. Now place your cursor at the end of the text in the Source field. (I
    think this is what causes the text to "stick"? If I don't do this, then
    the text doesn't transfer to the next recipe.)
    4. Press the Save Recipe button on the IA.
    5. Now press the New Recipe button.

    Is the same text in the source field for your new recipe?

    Select Save Recipe and New Recipe again. Notice the text appears in the
    Source field?

    Now delete the text from the Source field (highlight it and press the
    Delete key). Then press the Save Recipe and New Recipe buttons. Notice the
    text is now gone?

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Use Ratings for WW Points

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Part I: I like to get a printed copy of the Recipe Title, Calories, Total
    Fat, and Dietary Fiber--then I use my WW calculator when I'm not at the
    computer (sitting in traffic, airplanes, waiting for appointments, etc.)
    to get the points and write it on the printed copy. When I get back to the
    computer....

    Part II: I have set up the rating system in MasterCook like this: WW
    (0-9), WW (10+), WW (20+). (Yes, I do know that each rate is capable of
    handling 0-10 (11 numbers), but I wanted each rate to begin on the ten,
    just more standard that way.) I look up each recipe on my print out and
    assign it the correct rating range and then adjust the slider to the
    actual points, like this:
    WW (10+): |----+-------|
    0 | 10
    3 It will now be visible all the
    time as: WW (10+): 3

    This I have found is the best way because it is a searchable and sortable
    field.

    That means that if I need a dish (or whatever) that is less than 7 points
    (or whatever), I can ask the program to search it out for me, and with
    Advanced Search can limit it, too; (Mexican, Side Dish, With Rice,
    Excluding Beans, etc.) Awesome, huh?

    Now I must tell you that there is a trick that you need to do in version
    5.x (fiber exports in version 6+) in order to get the print out like I
    just described to you (It sounds harder than it is):

    1. Under the File menu choose Edit Print Design. In the window at the
    bottom, you will find the Palette button -- select it. In the pop-up
    window that results...

    2. Select the "Hide" tab and see if the design currently displayed had
    "Directions" on that "Hide" tab-page. If not, find a design that does,
    then...

    3. Hide everything except Title & Nutrition Facts. Now move your mouse
    over to the part of the page display (on your left). Each one of the
    things (words, #s, lines) is an object. Some of these objects are grouped
    together and some are grouped together, yet again. Go through Nutrition
    Facts Objects one by one and...

    (a). Ungroup (keep watch on Publish Palette window Object tab-page at the
    bottom, when you select some thing that is grouped, it will tell you, and
    then you can hit that button to ungroup it). You won't have to do this
    step with everything.

    (b). Select the OBJECT again and then right click it (a menu pops up).
    Choose 'Name.' In the Message box type in any name that you wish to give
    it (1,2,3..a,b,c). Now if you go to the Hide tab of the Print Palette
    window, you will see that (1,2,3..a,b,c) is now a hideable item.

    Hints:
    A.) Do each of the object separately to avoid surprises.
    B.) Dietary Fiber is VERY grouped. It is like this... {[(Dietary
    Fiber)(trace)](0%)} and this whole "line" is grouped with the "Total
    Carbohydrates" line. If you have trouble with any of the objects 'not
    hiding,' it's probably grouped in a way that you wouldn't think...just
    play around with it and do one object at a time
    C.) Save your design (File menu...Save Design As (F12)) with a descriptive
    name (mine is Doing Points).
    D.) Save Often, Often, Often...get the picture?...I save every time I
    change even the littlest thing.

    4. At the end you will only have left Title, Calories (+ it's value),
    Total Fat (+ it's value), and Dietary Fiber (+ it's number). I also
    suggest that you leave one of the line objects to serve as dividers when
    you print and one empty box (non-printing) object to serve as spacer.

    5. Arrange all as you would like to see it. Put the empty box
    (non-printing) object at the top. Make sure that Title has no other object
    on its' "line." Put the line object at the bottom of your collection of
    objects.

    6. On the Publish Palette window go to the Page tab. Select 2 Columns.
    Select Start One After Another.

    The fiber exports in version 6+.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Variable Ingredient Amounts

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: Sometimes I need to enter 1 or 2 cloves of garlic into a recipe. How do
    I enter that into the quantity field?

    A: I enter it like this:

    1 clove garlic (1 to 2)

    where (1 to 2) is in the ingredient section. I then link the ingredient to
    garlic so that it can give me an accurate nutritional analysis.

    Some people put (1 to 2) in the prep. section. The reason I put it in the
    ingredient section is so that it will print in my shopping list, and I
    will know that I may need more than 1 clove. (The prep. section doesn't
    print on the shopping list.)

    Of course the downside to doing this is the shopping list won't be able to
    combine ingredient names. If you have another recipe that has "garlic," it
    won't combine "garlic" with "garlic (1 to 2)" because they are not the
    exact same name. (I would rather it list the ingredient twice in my
    shopping list than not know I have a variable amount of an ingredient.)
    Others may give you their ideas as well.

    We cannot enter the quantities so that they re-scale right. This is true
    when we put the (1-2) in the preparation field, too.

    Here are a few ideas that will re-scale but won't be added to the shopping
    list.

    1 clove garlic, double to taste
    1 jalapeno pepper, or more to taste
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, possibly more

    These will re-scale and be entered into a shopping list:

    4 small pattypan squash, plus
    2 small pattypan squash (optional), all quartered
    (Don't link the ingredient that has "(optional)" in the description)

    1 1/2 cups flour, plus
    1/2 cup flour, for kneading

    If you have version 5 or 6, you could use the compound unit (to-3
    teaspoons) but it will not re-scale or go into the shopping list:

    2 to-3 teaspoons vanilla
    5 (to-6) each ears of corn

    In MasterCook versions 5.x/6.0 the compound measures don't always import
    to older versions of MasterCook.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Recipe Editor - Yield Units

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Recipe Editor

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q. I realize that it's possible to enter anything into the unit field, but
    if you do that how does the program properly figure the nutrition? Also, I
    haven't checked yet to see how this would come out on a shopping list. Has
    anyone worked with this yet?

    A. The yield unit is not used for nutrition. It is there to help the cook
    judge how many to make or serve: batter makes 12 crepes; or serve 3-oz
    portions; bread recipe make 1 lb-loaf.

    A dip that yields 1 cup and feeds 8 helps me to put 2 tablespoons on each
    plate.

    CAUTION: Although it is possible to enter (type in) more than one word
    (even including a number) into Yield's Unit field, it might not be such a
    good idea to do so. There have been some problems reported when more than
    one word, or when numbers, are included in that field.

    If you look at the drop-down list of choices there, you'll see that each
    is one word. You don't have to pick one of those things in the list,
    necessarily. You could probably safely express the yield as 24 "cookies"
    or 2 "pies" if you wanted, but 2 "9-inch one crust pie shells" could cause
    problems when you move those recipes around or try to import them after
    export. It's happened!

    Our first take on a general rule -- just to be on the safe side -- is to
    avoid numbers in that field and to keep the Unit name one word.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

  9. #9
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    Mar 2001
    Location
    In my own little world, Canada
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    Default Re: FAQs and Tips From Pam Erickson's site

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Expanded Search (Versions 6+ Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    MasterCook 6 gave the Expanded Search a new look and new functions. It's
    more intuitive. Easier to use. I can do most of the things I normally
    would do with an expanded "keyword" search and set the focus in the new
    checklist.

    It also displays my criteria! I like this a lot.

    MASTERCOOK 3'S BOOLEAN SEARCH VS. MASTERCOOK 6'S EXPANDED SEARCH:

    When MasterCook 5 came out, I missed MasterCook 3's Boolean search.
    MasterCook 6's search is a great update!

    We can type the ingredients in one at a time. We can limit the search to
    certain categories. We can include and exclude ingredients. Pick multiple
    categories from the list having using the Ctrl key.

    We can do this in one step, but we don't have to anymore. Besides,
    sometimes it's not logically possible to do it in one sweep.

    When we need another pass, we can search only the "found" recipes for the
    next criterion. Think of the possibilities! Although MasterCook 3 had this
    feature, it sometimes didn't work. It does work in MC 6.

    Plus MasterCook 6 has another new feature: It saves search criteria. I can
    set up all the conditions I need to find recipes that are "100% vegan" --
    conduct the search (in all or a selection of cookbooks). Save all of those
    set-ups in a search-criteria file. Next time I need vegan recipes, I just
    open my "vegan" criteria file; edit the conditions or books somewhat if
    need be and go.

    This is a very useful feature in MasterCook 6.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Faster Searches in MasterCook 6+

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    You know how some programs prepare an index before they search and then
    they search the index for your keywords?

    Well, MasterCook 6.0 includes this as a new feature -- indexing -- and it
    does dramatically increase the speed of keyword searches.

    This is from the manual, "Indexes are a listing of the characters and
    words in a recipe. When you perform a search, MasterCook will use the
    index to quickly return search results for you. Then, any recipes that are
    not indexed will be searched."

    Searches are must faster with cookbooks that are indexed, and it is
    recommended that you update your cookbook indexes on a regular basis.

    By the way, an index gets updated when we change a cookbook. You can read
    more about it in the manual or Online Help (press the F1 key on your
    keyboard while inside the program).

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Food Exchanges Search

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I am a diabetic. Is there any way I can put in my daily units such as
    Breakfast: 2 starch, 1 milk, 1 protein, 1 fruit/vegetable and Lunch: 2
    starch, 2 protein, etc.?

    I would like MasterCook to check if the recipe meets my nutritional
    requirements. This would be great when making a meal plan for a week or
    month. I realize that I can create menus for breakfast (breakfast -
    Cheerios, breakfast- oatmeal, etc) but where I lack variety is in lunch
    and supper.

    A: If you are referring to searching for recipes, you can use the advanced
    search and look for recipes that meet your food exchange guidelines.

    Select Search from the navigation bar along the bottom of the MasterCook
    screen.

    Select the Advanced Search button. Scroll through "Limit Search To:" until
    you get to the food exchanges.

    Highlight one. Select the "Between" radio button. Type in your numbers.
    Select Search.

    You will then be given a list of recipes in the search results window.

    You could then copy them by selecting Copy from the Edit Menu. Then you
    could open up a menu and paste them there.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Ingredients

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Did you know that the ingredient search is aware of its ingredient
    hierarchy? E.g., search for 'nuts' and you get anything from cashews to
    walnuts; search for 'poultry' to find chicken, turkey, pheasant etc.;
    'beef' to find steak, sirloin, hamburger, beef ribs, etc., 'dried fruit'
    to find prunes, raisins, dried apricots, etc. Although searches are
    limited to the ingredients in the ingredient list, it does respect links
    in recipes: if you link a recipe ingredient 'green stuff' to cilantro and
    then search for 'cilantro', the search will return the recipe with 'green
    stuff'.

    This is VERY different from pre-5.0 versions in which ingredient searches
    actually only performed a string search (e.g., search for 'apple' and find
    'pineapple' or search for 'ham' and get 'hamburger' or 'champagne'

    Another point is that some types of searches are much faster than others.
    MasterCook recognizes this and performs the fastest search first. Fast
    searches include recipe title, cuisine, category and rating. Slowest
    searches are keyword and nutrition searches. Adding virtually any kind of
    restriction (e.g. a category) to a keyword search will cut down the number
    of recipes the keyword search has to crawl thru.


    Read 'indexed as' as 'a specific form of'. Lean ground beef is a specific
    form of ground beef which, in turn, is a specific form of beef. Searching
    for beef will find all three. Searching for ground beef will find itself
    and its more specific derivative, lean ground beef.

    If you picture it as a tree structure, 'food' is the trunk, big branches
    are major food categories (e.g., meat), limbs are generic foods (e.g.,
    beef), twigs are more specific (e.g., flank steak), with the smallest
    twigs being very specific (e.g., beef jerky or shredded flank). Note that
    some food groups are far more sub-divided than others.

    The first step in an ingredient search is to collect an ingredient list
    consisting of the specified ingredient and all of its more specialized
    forms. This can be represented as the ingredient branch with all of its
    smaller branches limbs and twigs (always moving away from trunk): all of
    the ingredients nutritionally derived from the original ingredient. Each
    ingredient (or its nutritional link if it has one) of each searched recipe
    or menu is compared to this list.

    Note that some entries in the ingredient list (typically major food
    categories) do not have a specified nutrition (e.g., meat).: one would not
    typically use them directly in a recipe or menu. Choosing the nutrition
    would be very subjective and would probably change with any given user or
    use context. However users can fill in the nutrition on such ingredients
    should they need to. I myself would probably add a new 'generic'
    ingredient with nutrition info based on my need and then link it to the
    food category in question and reference my 'generic' ingredient in
    recipes.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Keyword Searching

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    If you want to avoid finding 'hamburger' when you are searching for ham,
    use [ As a Phrase ] and put a space after the word ham. As a Phrase
    recognizes things like spaces where Any and All do not.

    After reading about the "ice cream" search, I searched for "ice cream" as
    a phrase, but without spaces before and after the phrase. One of my
    results was a recipe for Asparagus Risotto, which had this line: "stir
    well, keeping rICE CREAMy."

    Then I repeated the search, only this time I put a space before and after
    "ice cream," and then all of my results were accurate.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Predefined Searches (Version 7.0 Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    We've wanted a way to easily sort through our recipes -- overall or in a
    single book -- for nutritional criteria. Now we have that and more! The
    Predefined Search allows us to quickly SEARCH all our recipes based on
    quick nutritional criteria, and we can also use them to FILTER the recipes
    in a single cookbook, showing us just the recipe names meeting the
    criteria in that book.

    To SEARCH, click on Search in the brown navigation bar at the bottom of
    the screen. On the basic Search screen click on one of the criteria and
    click the Open Search button. You are taken to the Expanded Search screen
    with the criteria you chose filled in for you. Now you can select any
    other criteria you'd like to add, such as selecting only certain cookbooks
    to be searched, or specific keywords or ingredients.

    To FILTER, simply open a cookbook, select a FILTER from the drop-down box
    in the left margin, and your cookbook will be filtered to display only the
    names of the recipes that meet that criteria.

    Important Note: The cookbooks that came with your MC program use
    ingredient names that appear in MC's Ingredient List or are LINKED to
    ingredients that appear there. The ingredients in a recipe must be
    recognized in order for MC to calculate nutrition. The results you get
    from searching or filtering your own cookbooks will depend on your
    attention to these details.

    AND MORE! Other uses for "Predefined Searches"

    Search criteria of your own can be saved and will appear in the Predefined
    lists too! (To save search criteria, from the Search screen, File > Save
    Search Criteria). This opens up more possibilities for using this tool.


    Use for grouping cookbooks to search:
    Many times we'd like to search a group of books repeatedly -- like our
    cookbooks for grilling -- and we have to select each book every time we
    perform the search. Using the Predefined Search capability of MC 7, we can
    automate that procedure. In the Search screen, create a "book list" for
    your search, selecting each of your Grilling books. Save the search
    criteria using a descriptive word (like "Grilling Books"). The next time
    you want to search the same books, your saved criteria will be listed in
    the Predefined Search list. Just choose your saved criteria, then add
    whatever other criteria you'd like to use.

    This same procedure will work in MC version 6.x, too, but you will need to
    use File > Open to select your saved criteria; it won't be ready-listed
    for you.


    Use filter for categorizing recipes (MC 7 Only):
    The "Predefined Searches" (whether the ones provided in the program or
    created and saved by you) also work as FILTERS that we can use to sort the
    recipes in a particular cookbook. For example, we can use the saved
    criteria to show only the "Low Fat Recipes" in a new cookbook. From there,
    it's the work of a moment to select all the recipe names in the list and
    click the Categorize button to give them the category "Low Fat."

    In MC 6.x, you can use saved search criteria to SEARCH your new cookbook
    for such recipes, but then you would need to drag/drop the recipe from the
    search results list to the open category of a different cookbook (or to
    the MasterList listing of a category in a different cookbook), or open
    each recipe individually to give it a category.

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Save Search Results in a Menu

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Some of us have wanted a way to save search results for use later (the
    recipe names, not the search criteria).

    One way is to add the recipes to the favorites window.

    But what if we are using favorites for favorites?

    TIP: To save your search results, add the recipes to a menu.

    There's probably a limit to the number of recipes a menu can have; we'll
    have to look into this, but I added 24 recipes.

    Example:
    - Search your books for an ingredient to include like "spaghetti squash"
    - Highlight all the recipes in the search results list.
    - Click the plus sign (right hand column) and select menu, new, name it
    "spaghetti squash"

    This has potential for mini-cookbooks, too.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Search, Search Pantry, and What Can I Make?

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I have crackers unchecked in my pantry and shopping list, and yet, when
    I search ingredients in the pantry, I get results including the unchecked
    pantry items. That doesn't make any sense.

    A: This sounds correct. Search does not look at your shopping list. The
    items in your Pantry that do not have a checkmark are the items that you
    already have, in the amounts indicated by your pantry listing. You only
    put a checkmark by a pantry item if you need to buy it.

    Q: I performed a simple search where I simply typed in the ingredients in
    a recipe and I received no results, even though the recipe was in the
    cookbook.

    A: The keywords should be typed in with just a space in between them. If
    you include punctuation, like a comma, the search will look only for those
    recipes where the keyword is followed by a comma.

    Q: I searched a selected cookbook that I had downloaded with my pantry and
    found nothing. There is a recipe in it I could make with the ingredients
    in my pantry (zucchini, sugar and water). Why didn't the search find it?

    A: I set up a test pantry and test recipe using the information you
    provided. In the recipe, I entered the amount of sugar required as 1 1/2
    teaspoons (volume). Then I "searched" two different ways.

    I set up advanced search to search on "Ingredients in Pantry," checked the
    box for "use Pantry Only" and selected the test pantry. Then I clicked on
    Search -- in All Available Cookbooks. The search results included the test
    zucchini recipe (and some caramel recipes, too). I got the same results
    when sugar was listed in the pantry as a volume on hand (in cups) or as a
    weight (5 pounds). So this search was focused on the ingredient name alone
    -- not on any quantity information.

    Then I switched to Pantry's "What Can I Make?" and searched in All
    Cookbooks. When the amount of sugar in the pantry was listed in weight
    (pounds) rather than in volume (cups) I did not get any recipes in my
    search results. When I changed the amount of sugar in the Pantry to be
    cups of sugar, "What Can I Make?" returned the names of the test recipe
    (and the caramel!). So the "What Can I Make?" was looking at the amounts
    of the ingredients as well as the ingredient names, and was not
    translating weights into volume equivalents. So -- to use "What Can I
    Make?" you will need to enter the amounts in your pantry by whatever unit
    your recipes most frequently call for, either volumes or weights.

    If you want to experiment with these functions, I suggest you save your
    pantry list after changing units, and then exit the program and restart
    it. I may have been doing something odd myself, but I found that the "What
    Can I Make?" function did not reset itself immediately after I changed
    items in the pantry to reflect volume rather than weight. I got consistent
    results as outlined above if I made the pantry changes, saved the pantry,
    then exited the program and restarted before using "What Can I Make?"

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Searching More Than One Cookbook

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: How can I select to search different cookbooks?

    A: In the Search window, choose Select Cookbooks to Search (way down at
    the end of the list). The Select Cookbooks to Search window will pop up.
    You can hold down the <CTRL> key on your keyboard while choosing the
    cookbooks you want with the mouse. Then press the [Done] button.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Search - Selecting Ingredients to Avoid (Version 5 Only)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Search

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    Q: I tried doing an advanced search and clicked on "ingredients to avoid"
    then went through the list to highlight. When search results were
    returned, several ingredients I had highlighted were in the recipes. Also,
    even though I highlighted that line in the limits list, the word "none"
    seemed to remain there. Was I supposed to do something to get rid of it
    besides go through the ingredient list?

    A: Once you've multi-selected the ingredients you want to avoid using the
    CTRL key and clicking on the ingredient names, you have to be careful to
    not let go of the CTRL key when you select the last ingredient and then
    drag the last ingredient you select up into the space beside "Ingredients
    to avoid" where it says "none." You'll find the ingredients replace the
    word "none," with the multiple ingredients using a comma to separate them.
    You may want to try by dragging a single ingredient to the "Ingredients to
    avoid" space first, and then try multi-selecting and dragging.

    NOTE: In 5.03 when using the CTRL key to select more than one ingredient
    in 'Ingredients to Use', it automatically adds them without having to drag
    them up there.

    In MasterCook 6.x you select an ingredient and use the Add button.

    S(Formatted By):
    "Pam Erickson"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Tips - Adding and Editing Tips in the Program

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Tips

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    In versions 6.2 and 7.0, you can modify an existing tip. When you're
    viewing the tip, press the pencil icon for Edit View and you can change
    the wording of the tip and even the title.

    You can also create a new tip. Open a tip. Go to the file drop down box
    and select NEW TIP. It opens a new window and you can save a tip with any
    name you want to give it. You insert the information as in a recipe. It
    saves the tip as a new name.

    Be sure to keep these Tip files backed up:

    MC Tips.mtf
    MC Tips.mcx

    S(Formatted By):
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .


    Nutr. Assoc. :
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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