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Filters and Cooking Days
Deeau
Topic Started Monday, January 23, 2012

Hi I have bought the software and changed it to metric, lots of questions but getting there. I don't understand how the filters system works. I would like to filter my recipes for say "Beef Entrees" add in the beef meals to my cooking Day then filter for Chicken meals and ADD those to the same Cooking Day, when I do this it takes away all the beef meals that I had already selected. I have added all the BBFC recipes but I want to add in about 500 Mastercook recipes that I want to put in catagories like "Daneens Beef Meals" & "Daneens Chicken Meals " I want to be able to seperate from the BBFC recipes and then I want to be able to add meals from each componet to my cooking day. If this is not possible ( though it is fairly simple ) is it possible to Merge two Cooking Days, I expect to end up with over 600 recipes and I want to be able to filter them then make it an easy add to my Cookin Day
Thanks
Daneen
PS Can you please also explain the filter for instructions I thought I may be able to filter for the word Mastercook in the instructions but I get no results ?


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ACSupport
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 
Hi Daneen, Good job taken on the metric conversions. It seems that beside metric you're the first one to notice the link between filtering on the recipes tab and the recipes presented when creating a cooking day, me included. I see what you mean about adding the beef and then adding the chicken and all the beef go away. This is just the selector trying to do it's job. The beef are no longer on the right side of the selector and so they get removed. I think we we need is a way to filter in the recipe selector. But that will take some work on my part. As far as using the filter to find a word in the instructions, use the "like" operator and put percent signs around the word. Example %Mastercook%

Deeau
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 
I think this post went into cyberspace!! Hopefully I have not duplicated OK so by using those filtering methods I now know I can "tag" my recipes in the instructions ie: Family Favorite and then search the instructions using %Family Favorite% to refine the recipes to select for my cooking day ( though I have noticed that the search is case sensitive ! ) To solve the problem of the dissapearing recipes would it be possible to add a check box in the Cooking Day/Recipe Selector to "add to existing cooking day " that way I have the option to remove whats there and add new OR add to what is already there ( from the filtered items). This means I could search for Chicken Entrees add them to a new cooking day, the do another search for instructions/%family Favorites% + Recipes/beef and then choose from just what I know my family loves in the beef section to my exsiting Chicken cooking day. To solve the problem of not seeing everything you already have in you selected cooking day when you have filters set would it also be possible to have a Filter - Toggle check box as well in the Cooking Day /Recipe Selector screen so I could toggle my filter on and off, thus saving shutting down that screen going back to recipes turning off the filters then going back to the cooking day etc etc...I am sure you get the picture. Its not a perfect system but would make a good work around and would make it very fast if you had a tried and tested cooking day to "make a copy" then filter for say chicken ( as you know the supermarket will have chicken breasts on special this week ) and add in a few extra chicken meals to you existing loved cooking day taking advantage of the sale day and leaving the origional Cooking Day intact. Thanks Daneen PS Sorry if I seem a bit "pushy " but I have Beta tested for a few different sotware applications ( never cooking software ) and am used to trying to force softare "appications" MY way and usually there is a work round most things ( ie: the % family favorte % Tagging) I have used Mastercook for more than 10 years and am a avid cook and recipe collector, I will end up with about 600 recipes in this software (obviously not all freezer cooking but I like to have a copy of everything in the one place and am willing to take the time to get them all into this software ) it would take forever to search thru my recipes to add to a cooking day of all 600 show up in the recipe selector without useful filters. You have a great product here I can really see that it will have a much better application for my Freezer cooking days than Mastercook ever did. Please feel free to contact me of list should you need me to explain things better. PS As a computer literate "end user" I have no programming experience so I have no idea how easy or hard this would be to apply to Advantage cooking ! ... sorry.....lol
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