I am not at all PC proficient, and for a year or so, I struggled every time I painstakingly entered a Recipe into 52. But I have developed some techniques for this that makes the whole process much faster, and that might be helpful to some 52ers. Plse add yours too!
Here's what I do:
- Write my recipe into a Word Document, give it a file title
that begins with "RECIPE" and Save the recipe after it is entered.
-- Print a copy of my recipe
-- Click the 52 Current Contest page and click 'Enter New Recipe'.
-- Click the recipe format you choose out of the three options
-- Cut and paste the entire recipe- Title, Author's Notes, Ingredients and Instructions, into the top Instructions box
--Cut and paste the entire recipe- Title, Author's Notes, Ingredients and Instructions, into the second Instructions box (this is your back-up copy, for checking and fixing mistakes)
--Cut and Paste (or Highlight,Drag and Release) both the Title and the Author's Notes- from the top Instructions box into their own boxes at the top of the Recipe.
-- Cut and Paste or Highlight, Drag and Release- each ingredient line into the one long box for each ingredient. Ex: "8 cups white flour" (no need to enter "8" and "cups" into their own separate boxes)
--If you have been using Cut and Paste, you now delete all the ingredients from the top Instructions box where you originally transferred them. If you have been using the Highlight and Drag, those items will no longer be in the top Instructions box.
-- Delete the recipe that was originally transferred into the second Instructions box for back up..
--Separate and move the various instructions parts into their appropriate Instructions boxes.
-- Fill out the rest of the form.
-- Double check and fix all parts of the entered recipe against your printed copy.
Plse add any techniques or short cuts that you have!
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