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CathyZ from Kauai

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Posted to Thread #29941 at 11:57 am on Oct 30, 2017

Marianne, many years ago I started using MS Word as I collected and created recipes. Word is set up to create indexes (at the back) as well as a list of contents (at the front) as it is used by many people and companies to create books. Here is an example- this is just one list of contents page from my personal collection:

BRUNCH AND BREAKFAST 25 (this is the section heading)
PORK AND BACON SAUSAGE 25
EGGS BENEDICT 25
HOLLANDAISE SAUCE 26
FRITTATA 26
BACON AND SAUSAGE CASSEROLE 27
GERMAN APPLE PANCAKES 27
DING DONG’S SCRAPPLE 28
APPLE SCRAPPLE 28
CARAMELIZED BACON SPIRALS 29
CHEESE-POTATO PANCAKES 29
SCOTCH EGGS 29
CZ’S BRUNCH CASSEROLE 30
CATHY’S QUICHE 30
PATE BRISEE CRUST 31
SPINACH AND PISTACHIO QUICHE 31
GREEN CHILI AND CHEESE PIE 32
BAKED FRITTATA 32
MERK’S COFFEE CAKE 33
CINNAMON CRUNCH COFFEE CAKE 33
GRANDMA'S CINNAMON ROLLS 34
DUTCH BABY 34
MOM’S CHRISTMAS COFFEE CAKE 35
APPLE COFFEE CAKE WITH CRUMBLE TOPPING AND BROWN SUGAR GLAZE 35
ENGLISH MUFFINS 36
HAENA SPUDS 36
SOUPS, SALADS AND SANDWICHES 38
JANE’S CRAB BISQUE 38
SAUSAGE-LENTIL SOUP 38
ST. PAUL ATHLETIC CLUB’S BEER-CHEESE SOUP 39
ROASTED TOMATO SOUP 39
FRENCH ONION SOUP 40

The formatting is different from above in the real version but you can see it give the page number of the recipe.

Here is an index page example- again the formatting is different in Word- it comes out exactly like in a recipe book- two columns to a page:

potatoes
baked, savory, 121
braised with artichokes, 122
cheese-potato pancakes, 29
crisps, baked, 114
double-spud wedges, 113
haena spuds, 36
hashbrowns, in brunch casserole, 30
hassleback potatoes, 114
in "shipwreck" casserole, 100
in chicken fricassee, 91
mashed
for rouladen, 100
in meat and potato pie, 99
in zucchini soup, 44
parsley leaf, 115
puffed parmesan potato slices, 111
red, in parchment packets, 120
Sam's hash browns, 111
twice-baked, 120
with roast pork and sauerkraut, 104
pudding
creamy lemon, 147
queso dip
spicy
with cream, 16
quiche
Cathy's, 30
spinach and pistachio, 31

It is not difficult to set up- just study how to do it. Any time I put a recipe into Word, along with the formatting stuff (which I simply copy from recipe to recipe when I insert one), it self-generates both the list of contents and the index. I am now up to 175 pages in Word and it is the best possible way to keep recipes and be able to find them easily. I keep my collection electronically as well as printing it out and binding it occasionally as it is always a work in progress. Later, if you want me to take photos of a recipe page as well as the list of contents and index page I will for you.


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