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PC GOURMET is a database management program that allows you to store your favorite recipes on disk for viewing, editing, or printing.
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PC GOURMET is a database management program that allows you to store your favorite recipes on disk for viewing, editing, or printing.
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Helpware PC Gourmet Helpware



PC GOURMET is a database management program that allows you
to store your favorite recipes on disk for viewing, editing, or
printing as often as you wish! Special features include its
ability to print recipe ingredients as shopping lists, a special
cooking timer, and a few sample recipes. You may want to
experiment with the sample recipes to become familiar with the
program, then delete them when you are ready to enter your own --
or keep them if you like them!

Retrieval of recipes in PC GOURMET is very fast because the
database file is indexed by the title you select for your recipe.
You may place each new recipe in a category of your own choosing
or in one of the 34 default categories supplied by PC GOURMET.
Think of these categories as the file dividers you might find in
a recipe box or indexed recipe book.

PC GOURMET is very easy to use. It is totally menu-driven,
basic instructions appear on each screen, and many additional
"Help" screens are available at many points throughout the
program by pressing [F1]. When you first run the recipe program,
the database file is checked and the number of recipes counted.

Up to 30 lines of Ingredients, Instructions, and Follow Up
Notes can be added for each recipe, ten lines per screen. During
VIEW-ing and DELETE-ing of recipes, use of the [PGUP] and [PGDN]
keys will allow "paging" between each of the three screens
possible for each of these types of information.

The [ESC] key is always active, i.e., no matter where you are
in the program, pressing this key once or twice will get you back
to the Main Menu to exit the program or re-start it.

Most program functions are requested by pressing specific
function keys clearly identified in a bar at the bottom of the
screen.

Whether you are planning a three-course meal for a few people
or an elaborate buffet for a large party, you can select up to 20
recipes from the filebox and have PC GOURMET print out a shopping
list of all the ingredients needed for these recipes. If your
meal requires more than 20 recipes, just run the shopping list
option again and choose the additional recipes. The SPACE BAR
toggles the selected recipes on and off.

Moving your computer into the kitchen is not necessarily
recommended, but if you do, you will be able to use PC GOURMET's
cooking timer, which can time your cooking or baking up to 5
hours and 59 minutes while you are using the "recipe book" to
view a recipe on the screen.


HOW TO RUN PC GOURMET

To run PC GOURMET, type the word GOURMET at the system prompt
and press ENTER. When the title screen appears, press any key to
continue. A dialog screen will then appear to request the path
and filename of the specific recipe file you wish to access. This
screen also lists the names of the recipe files stored in the
current directory. If you wish to access one of these files,
select it with the highlight bar and press ENTER.


THE MAIN MENU

After ENTERing a filename, the Main Menu of PC GOURMET will
appear. The Main Menu lists the following options:

LOAD Recipe Filebox
ADD Recipe to Filebox
EDIT Recipe in Filebox
DELETE Recipe from Filebox
VIEW Recipe on Screen
PRINT Recipe
HELP!
QUIT to DOS


ADDING A NEW RECIPE

To ADD a new recipe...

[] Select the ADD option by highlighting it and pressing
ENTER. A dialog screen with four windows will appear.
[] Enter the category of the new recipe, either a new one
you are creating for the first time, or one of the 34 categories
already identified by PC GOURMET.

You can view the list of categories by pressing [F9]. To
select one of these categories, use the arrow keys to position
the highlight bar on the category, and press ENTER. After its
selection, the category name will be placed in the CATEGORY
field.

[] Enter a title or name of the recipe you are adding to
your on-disk collection.
[] The date of entry window will display the current date
only if you set the correct date when you booted your PC.
[] If you would like to indicate the source of the new
recipe, you can place that information in the last dialog box.

The bar along the bottom of the screen lists the options
which are active during the ADDing of a recipe. These options
are:

[F1] HELP
[F2] Enter Recipe Heading
[F4] Enter Ingredients
[F6] Enter Instructions
[F8] Enter Follow Up Notes
[F9] Category List
[Alt][F10] Save Recipe
[ESC] Cancel Additions and Return to Main Menu

During entry of recipe information, you may switch between
ingredients, instructions, and follow up notes entry as often as
you like by pressing the appropriate function keys. When a recipe
contains all necessary information, press [Alt][F10] to save the
recipe to disk.


EDITING A RECIPE

To EDIT a recipe...

[] Select the EDIT option by highlighting it and pressing
ENTER.
[] Use the up- and down-arrow keys to select and highlight
the name of the recipe in the list which appears.

The bar along the bottom of the screen lists the options
which are active during the EDIT-ing of a recipe. These options
are:

[F1] HELP
[F2] Edit Recipe Heading
[F4] Edit Ingredients
[F6] Edit Instructions
[F8] Edit Follow Up Notes
[Alt][F10] Accept Changes and Save Edited Recipe
[ESC] Abort Editing, Ignore Changes, and Return to Main
Menu

During editing, you can switch back and forth between
heading, ingredients, instructions, and follow up notes as often
as you like. Just remember to press [Alt][F10] when you are ready
to save the edited version of your recipe to disk.


DELETING A RECIPE

To DELETE a recipe...

[] Select the EDIT option by highlighting it and pressing
ENTER.
[] Use the up- and down-arrow keys to select and highlight
the name of the recipe in the list which appears.

The bar along the bottom of the screen lists the options
which are are active during the DELETE-ing of a recipe. These
options are:

[F1] HELP
[F4] View Ingredients
[F6] View Instructions
[F8] View Follow-Up Notes
[Alt][F10] Delete Recipe
[ESC] Abort Deleting and Return to Main Menu

Before DELETE-ing a recipe, you may want to use one of the
view functions available during the DELETE process to confirm
that the recipe you are about to delete is not one you want to
keep.


VIEWING A RECIPE

To VIEW a recipe...

[] Select the VIEW option by highlighting it and pressing
ENTER.
[] Use the up- and down-arrow keys to highlight and select
the name of the recipe in the list which appears.

The bar along the bottom of the screen lists the options
which are are active during the VIEW-ing of a recipe. These
options are:

[F1] HELP
[F3] Set/Clear Timer
[F4] View Ingredients
[F5] Print Recipe
[F6] View Instructions
[F8] View Follow Up Notes
[ESC] Exit to Main Menu

To set or clear the timer, press [F3] and a viewing window
will appear to allow you to enter the total cooking or baking
time for any given recipe. Once this amount of time has elapsed,
the timer will sound an alarm and flash a message until you press
any key. If you abandon this option before the designated time
expires, the timer function is turned off and is no longer
active.


PRINTING A RECIPE

To PRINT a recipe...

[] Select the PRINT option by highlighting it and pressing
ENTER.
The Print Menu with its four options appears:

[] Print a Recipe
[] Print a Listing of All Recipes
[] Print Ingredients Shopping List
[] Return to Main Menu

The options on the Print Menu are all self-explanatory,
with the exception of the printing of the ingredients shopping
list.

To print a listing of ingredients, select the appropriate
option and a viewing window of recipe titles will appear. You can
scroll through this list by pressing the up- and down-arrow keys
to place the highlight bar on a recipe. To mark this recipe as
one of the recipes whose ingedients you wish to print, press the
SPACEBAR. After you have marked all the recipes you wish to have
ingredients lists for, press ENTER and your shopping list will
begin printing.


To run this program, type Gourmet.

DISK FILES THIS PROGRAM USES:
GOURMET.EXE
GOURMET.HLP
RECIPES.GTN
RECIPES.GTD



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