Creating Your Own Printable Cookbook
Members can create their own printable cookbook which include all their Recipes in a single Adobe Acrobat file.
- You can select to print only certain categories.
- You create your own customized title page.
- You can email the .pdf file directly to someone else.
- Sample1(400k)/Sample2 (30k).
This feature requires that you have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.
Why Adobe Acrobat? Very simply it is a program to format information, usually for printing. Most of you have printed web pages and you know that it doesn't always look good. The problem is that your web browser is designed for viewing data. It lets you have control of things such as the size of your screen and font. Also, a web page would look differently on different computers and web browser. Particularly web screens are not good for printing because of these differences. In addition, Word processor type files also posed a problem because if you had a file in Microsoft Word format and sent it to someone they couldn't see it or print it if they didn't have a copy of the same version of Microsoft word the other person couldn't access it. Adobe developed Acrobat as a portable way of creating files so that it looks and prints the page the same way on all computers. The best example of this is the IRS. If you need a tax form you just go to the IRS web site and download the form in Adobe Acrobat format and when you print it out it will look the same on all computers.
For the RecipeCircus I decided that Adobe Acrobat was the format I wanted to use for printing and sending cookbooks. I found a program to do it but it was the free version which just did simple formating. The Professional version that I needed cost several hundred dollars but I spoke with the vendor Fabizio in Italy and he allowed me to use the Professional version ©2000 for free and in return I would let them use the RecipeCircus as a demonstration site and give Sanface Software credit on each file. Their website is txt2pdfPRO from SANFACE Software.