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Old 06-13-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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I have a lot of recipes that I need to store in some kind of software so that I can look them up by food groups as well as by course type as well as Ingredient type. Does anybody have any recommendations for free software?

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Old 06-13-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Depends on what kind of computer you have. I download quite a few, and I have some CDs as well. For my favorites I create word processing files and save them that way. You can have a folder for desserts, stews, soups, etc. On my computer it doesn't much matter what kind of files they are, either - I have a lot of PDF files that automatically open in Adobe Acrobat.

So I don't bother with any kind of dedicated software, I just use WordPerfect. You can do the same with Open Access, or MSWord. Don't know anything about Macs, though.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I do the same thing using MSword, though most of mine are mainly desserts
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:59 AM
 
Location: PNW
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I've used MacGourmet for my Mac and liked it. It can sync with my iPod/iPhone, which is nice, but there are cheaper options out there. If you have Microsoft Access, you could probably download a free recipe database online somewhere, which would give you better sorting, searching, and categorizing abilities, but you can do that manually with Word.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I have all my recipes in MS Word, divided into different folders depending on the food type. My husband also built me a website for all my recipes. This way I can access all my personal recipes from anywhere with my phone. It's great when I am grocery shopping and can't remember an ingredient!
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