Recipe Box, Editing Copies of Recipes in


At a Glance


You can copy any entry in the Recipe Box; revise its name, ingredients, serving size, or directions; and put the copy back into the Recipe Box as a separate entry. (This function is handy for "doctoring" recipes to make them lower in fat or higher in "good" nutrients.)





In Detail


(Note: In the Recipe Box, to edit a copy of a recipe means to edit the copy's ingredients, name, number of servings, or directionsnot its nutrients, although these may change indirectly. You can directly change them only by editing a copy of the recipe made from within the Food Dictionary. See Food Dictionary, Editing Copies of Items in.)


Editing a copy is a handy way to create a new recipe when a similar one already exists. It also protects the original in case another user doesn't like the revisions you've made.


To edit a copy of a recipe:

  1. If you're at the Home Screen, open the Recipe Box by:


  1. Find the recipe you want to copy and edit, by either scrolling or using the methods described in Dictionaries, Searching the.

  1. Highlight the recipe, by clicking its name.

  1. Click the tab labeled "Edit a Copy."

  1. Make the changes you want. Be sure to change the recipe's name by at least one character (spaces and capitalization don't count), since Diet Power doesn't allow duplicate descriptions in the dictionaries. (For help, see Recipes, Filling in Ingredients, Etc., when Creating or Editing.)

  1. Click the button labeled "Add to Dictionary." The revised copy will be added to both the Recipe Box and the Food Dictionary, and you'll be taken back to the Recipe Box page.

To print the recipe... the Print button.


To e-mail the recipe... the E-mail to a Friend button.


To leave the Edit-a-Copy page:


If you want to save your work, click the Add-to-Recipe-Box button. Diet Power will add the edited copy to the dictionaries and take you back to the Recipe Box page.


If you'd rather discard your work, click the Discard-This-Recipe button. After asking you to confirm your choice, Diet Power will ignore the work and return you to the Recipe Box page. (You can also discard the work by clicking the Cancel button. In that case, after asking you to confirm your choice, Diet Power will close the Recipe Box and take you back to the Home Screen.)


If you haven't done any work, click one of the other tabs to switch to another page of the Recipe Box, or the OK or the Cancel button if you'd rather go back to the Home Screen.


(If the OK and Cancel buttons are not visible, see Taskbar, Hiding to Make Screens Deeper.)



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Last Modified: 3/9/04