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Br> Date: Wed, 10 May 1995 14:17:01 -0400
Br> From: Cdluria@aol.com
Br> Subject: Re: BREAD Digest V6 #19
Br> Message-ID: <email@example.com>
Br> Can anyone recommend a good 'Recipe Manager' program, either Shareware
Br> or a commercial program that has a demo copy one an try out? For MSDOS
Br> or WINDOWS. I have about 500 recipes in ASCII format that I have
Br> collected over the years and would like to import them into a program
Br> that can re-size, search by ingredients or categories, or keyword,
That sure sounds like Meal Master to me. Because of its ability to do
all of those things, it needs to have specific fields for the
ingredient names and amounts. That forces a rigid format on it.
There is a program that helps convert free formatted recipes into
MealMaster format. It is called MMCONV, an inexpensive shareware
program written by Rodney Grantham. It is available at a number of
FIDONET public BBS. Do not know if it is on AOL or not. You could
point your AOL WWW browser to
where you will find latest version of mealmaster, of MMCONV and other
food related things.
Br> A nice-to-have (though not essential) feature would be the ability to
Br> record the date the recipe was last served, and to whom.
Not directly -- but you can always edit the recipe to add that in later.
Br> I downloaded a program called MEAL-MASTER. For building up a recipe
Br> file from scratch, it wouldn't be bad. But for importing existing
Br> recipes it I find it exceedingly rigid. Not only do I have to rewrite
Br> each recipe to fit the program's format, but the error-handling
Br> routines do not allow for easy access or correction -- at least, not in
Br> the version posted on the BBS.
Try out MMCONV. I think you will find that it makes the process of
converting *much* easier. Read the DOC file that comes with it for
some helpful hints.
As to commercial programs, I can also recommend MasterCook II which is
a windows program, cost is about $30. Another shareware program that
does not have the rigid format requirements is called Qbook. That you
can find on the ftp site at oak.oakland.edu. It does not do any
resizing, or shopping lists though.
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