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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

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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 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

 

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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

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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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.

 

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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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Cookbooks - Picture Compression Tool (Version 7.0 Only)

 

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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.

 

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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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Cookbooks - Purchasing More Cooking Light Recipes

 

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Categories : Cookbooks

 

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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/magazine/recipeindex/index.html

 

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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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Cookbooks - Saving on Another Drive

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Cookbooks

 

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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.

 

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

 

Recipe By :

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Categories : Cookbooks

 

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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.

 

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Editing Recipes for Import

 

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Editing Recipes for Import:

Using the "4-field 5@" Format

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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----------------------

 

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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

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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: .

 

 

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Errors - 112 or -113

 

Recipe By :

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Categories : Errors

 

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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]

 

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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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Errors - Black Boxes Instead of Buttons

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

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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.

 

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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 - Cannot Hide Elements in a Print Design

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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'.

 

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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 - Cannot Load Image

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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).

 

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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 - Corrupt Cookbooks

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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.

 

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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 *

 

Errors - Corrupt Ingredients

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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.

 

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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 *

 

Errors - Display Fonts Not Showing

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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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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 - Getting Kicked out of MasterCook When Trying to Edit Print Design

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

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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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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 - Harvesting Good Recipes from Problem Cookbooks

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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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 "Crème Fraîche". 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;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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 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;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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* Exported from MasterCook *

 

Errors - Invalid Page Fault in Module RTCDLL.DLL

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

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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;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

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Errors - Invalid Page Fault While Changing Recipe Title Cases

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* Exported from MasterCook *

 

Errors - Jenny Craig Pictures

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

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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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

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

 

Recipe By :

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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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

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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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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 *

 

Errors - Only Able to View Contents Screen

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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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

 

Recipe By :

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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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* Exported from MasterCook *

 

Errors - Photo on CD But They Don't Show

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Errors

 

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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;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* Exported from MasterCook *

 

Errors - Shopping List Navigation Button Quits Functioning

 

Recipe By :

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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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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 - Unable to create view: Cnts - open

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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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

 

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

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - AOL and CompuServe 2000 Users

 

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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 http://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."

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - Embedded Recipe Exports More Than Once

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - Exporting Cookbook to Print at Kinkos

 

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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 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.

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - Exporting Recipes From Several Cookbooks

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - Extra Code When Exporting Recipes

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - Getting MAPI to Work

 

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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: .

 

 

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Exchange - Mail, Setup: Myname (address)

 

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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

 

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*

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - Nutrition Analysis Exports

 

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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.

 

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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: .

 

 

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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

 

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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. Sauté 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

 

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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. :

 

 

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Exchange - PDA > Exporting Recipes (Version 7.0 Only)

 

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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 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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"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. :

 

 

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Exchange - PDA > Exporting Shopping Lists (Version 7.0 Only)

 

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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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0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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

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from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;

0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

 

 

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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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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. (

3. Set them up in a plain text file in a format that MasterCook can

recognize. See KitPatH's example:

 

 

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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* 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

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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

list of ingredients

directions follow

 

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

 

Recipe Title

Recipe Notes (these will auto-fill to the notes section)

list of ingredients

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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* 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

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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):

"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 - 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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* 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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* 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

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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:

 

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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* 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 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 .

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/MC/MCResources.htm#ntp

 

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 - More Than One File at a Time

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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.

 

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 *

 

Importing - Previous MasterCook Version Cookbooks

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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.

 

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 - Recipes From AOL

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

http://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.

 

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 - Safe Importing Guidelines

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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.

 

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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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/article/0,aid,109707,pg,1,00.asp

 

PC Computing:

http://www.zdnet.com/pccomp/stories/all/0,6605,2386482,00.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-)}

 

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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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:

 

APPI£SAUCE~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

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.

 

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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

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Importing - The Keyword Format Loads More Fields

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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. :

 

 

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Importing - Using Masterlist with File Import

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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. :

 

 

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Importing - With or Without Categories

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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. :

 

 

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Importing - Yahoogroups Recipes

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Importing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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You will have better results importing the recipes from yahoogroups e-mail

lists 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: .

 

 

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Jeannette

 

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Ingredient List - Bold Ingredients

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Ingredient List

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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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"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. :

 

 

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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.

 

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. :

 

 

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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):

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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

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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.

 

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. :

 

 

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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

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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 béchamel, but your

embedded recipe for béchamel 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

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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

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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

. 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

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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 :

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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.

 

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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 *

 

Installation - Version 5.03 Patch

 

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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/technical/updates/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

 

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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/technical/updates/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.

 

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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. :

 

 

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Installation - Version 5.x/6.x Combining SierraHome Products

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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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.

 

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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 *

 

Installation - Version 6.0 (SierraHome)

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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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.

 

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 6.0 (SierraHome) Uninstall and Reinstall

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Installation

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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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"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. :

 

 

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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/library/patch/MasterCookTools.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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"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 *

 

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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/library/patch/MasterCookTools.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.

 

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 *

 

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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/library/patch/MasterCookTools.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.

 

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. :

 

 

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Installation - Version 7.0 (ValuSoft)

 

Recipe By :

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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.

 

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. :

 

 

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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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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/pro/techinfo/planning/appcompat/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.aspx?scid=kb;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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - MasterCook 5 (SierraHome) Titles

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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

© 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:

--------------

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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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 - MasterCook 5/6 Fields Are Longer

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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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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 - MasterCook 6 (SierraHome) à la Carte Titles

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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 à 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:

 

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

http://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

http://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 à 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

http://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

http://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, you’ll 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 http://www.MasterCook.com or call 1-800-757-7707

[END]

 

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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 - MasterCook 6.0 (SierraHome) Titles

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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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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 - MasterCook Yucky Color

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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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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 - Opening Program Without Restore Previous View

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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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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 - Buster for MasterCook

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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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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 - MC-TagIt

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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 :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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 :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Miscellaneous

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

 

Recipe By :

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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. :

 

 

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Miscellaneous - Slow to Load

 

Recipe By :

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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

 

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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?

 

Recipe By :

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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.

 

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 6.2?

 

Recipe By :

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SOURCE:http://www.valusoftsupport.com/library/versionnote/MC%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.

 

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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 :

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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.

 

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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 :

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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.

 

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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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Nutrition - 'Average Whole Size' Warning Message

 

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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.com/MC_Ingredients.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

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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"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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/

 

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"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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.

 

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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"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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, © 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

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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 cookbook’s 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 ½ 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. Here’s 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

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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. Here’s 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):

"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 With Two Columns Per Page

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

* Exported from MasterCook *

 

Printing - Editing Meal Plan Print Design

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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.

 

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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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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: .

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. :

 

 

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Printing - Excluding Nutrition Summary From MealPlan

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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.

 

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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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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.

 

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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 *

 

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.

 

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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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Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

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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

 

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):

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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 with HP DJ 722C

 

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Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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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/printers/support_doc/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

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

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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.

 

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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 *

 

Printing - Inserting Graphics

 

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Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

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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.

 

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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 *

 

Printing - Inserting Graphics and Text

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

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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.

 

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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 - Landscape Right-hand Side Only

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

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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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"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 - Larger Font

 

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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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"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 - Layout Menu

 

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Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

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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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 - Lines Are Missing

 

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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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"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 - Order of Recipes

 

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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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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 - Page Numbers Won't Print, etc.

 

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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.

 

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 - Printing to Text File for Sharing

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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.

 

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 - 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.

 

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 - Recipe Titles Only From One Category

 

Recipe By :

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.

 

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 *

 

Printing - Recipes Starting On Next Page, Page Breaks

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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.

 

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 *

 

Printing - Recipes With Menu

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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.

 

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 *

 

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.

 

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 *

 

Printing - Removing Designs

 

Recipe By :

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.

 

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 *

 

Printing - Removing Lines That Print

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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.

 

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 *

 

Printing - Resizing Objects

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

-------- ------------ --------------------------------

 

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.

 

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 - Tips for Printing a Cookbook

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Printing

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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

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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

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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

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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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Recipe Browser - Viewing Uncategorized Recipes

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Recipe Browser

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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. :

 

 

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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

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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.

 

 

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

* 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 º

alt + 0233 é

alt + 0231 ç

alt + 0234 ê

alt + 0169 ©

alt + 0174 ®

alt + 0153 ™ (that's TM)

alt + 0149 •

alt + 0188 ¼ (hard to see here, but that's 1/4)

alt + 0189 ½ (that's 1/2)

alt + 0190 ¾ (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"

 

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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-

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-ª 171-« 172-¬ 173-­ 174-® 175-¯ 176-° 177-± 178-² 179-³

180-´ 181-µ 182-¶ 183-· 184-¸ 185-¹ 186-º 187-» 188-¼ 189-½

190-¾ 191-¿ 192-À 193-Á 194-Â 195-Ã 196-Ä 197-Å 198-Æ 199-Ç

200-È 201-É 202-Ê 203-Ë 204-Ì 205-Í 206-Î 207-Ï 208-Ð 209-Ñ

210-Ò 211-Ó 212-Ô 213-Õ 214-Ö 215-× 216-Ø 217-Ù 218-Ú 219-Û

220-Ü 221-Ý 222-Þ 223-ß 224-à 225-á 226-â 227-ã 228-ä 229-å

230-æ 231-ç 232-è 233-é 234-ê 235-ë 236-ì 237-í 238-î 239-ï

240-ð 241-ñ 242-ò 243-ó 244-ô 245-õ 246-ö 247-÷ 248-ø 249-ù

250-ú 251-û 252-ü 253-ý 254-þ 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"

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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 - 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

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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"

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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 - 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]+ 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"

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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 - 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"

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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 - Keystrokes or Buttons to View Next Recipe

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Recipe Editor

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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"

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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 - Linking Ingredients

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Recipe Editor

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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"

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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 - 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"

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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 - Nutrition Tab (Versions 6+ Only)

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Recipe Editor

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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"

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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 - 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"

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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 - 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"

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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 - 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"

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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 - 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):

"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 - 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

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Search - Expanded Search (Versions 6+ Only)

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Search

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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):

"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 - Faster Searches in MasterCook 6+

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Search

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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):

"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 - Food Exchanges Search

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Search

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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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):

"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 - 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 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):

"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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