Importing Recipes from Electronic Sources

When you first start out, you may have a considerable number of your recipes that you have already gathered in some other electronic formation. It might be Microsoft Word, a text file, a recipe management program, or some other desktop publishing application.

We have designed the cookbook designer to make it as easy as possible to transfer your recipes into the designer with minimal retyping required.

One trick is to take advantage of the automatic formatting of recipes by recognizing each direction step on it's own line, and each ingredient on it's own line. That might sound, kind of confusing, so let's take a look at an example below.

Consider the recipe sitting in a word document like that on the left. Watch the animation to see how copy-and-pasting the content into the designer's recipe form automatically parses and formats recipe for your cookbook.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Mia Leeuw

    PLEASE HELP!
    I just discovered that the Tastebook website, with all of my favorite recipes, has closed.
    I was collecting photos for the final product and am CRUSHED that all of my previous work is lost.
    IS THERE ANY WAY that the recipes can be retrieved??????
    (I don't kow WHY I wasn't notified by email that the site was closing?)
    PLEASE help me find a way to get the recipes so I can make this promised cookbook for my children.
    THANK YOU HUGELY!!

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    Tara Hittinger

    did you get a response for this?

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    Katie

    We have a method for importing recipes from the final export from Tastebook, but it does require that you exported that before the deadline. We can't retrieve recipes directly from Tastebook unfortunately (we've asked).

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    Pat East

    My recipes I saved on Facebook and Pinterest can I copy them