Post by traildoggie on Apr 23, 2020 15:25:12 GMT -5
It looks like EW has changed their formatting to a more reasonable one. if you uncheck the four boxes at the top of the recipe I get 2 pages to print a recipe. much better than the 4-5 of a few months ago. I don't see a way to edit it further unless I copy to wordpad and for one page I'm not sure its worth it. I complained about it back in Dec and never heard back.
Thank you for doing that (I would bet that your complaint at least partially generated the change). I had to cut and paste recipes into a docment, and that was so time consuming. Appreicate your being that "squeaky wheel"... 😉
Post by traildoggie on Apr 25, 2020 13:06:19 GMT -5
unfortunately even the 2 page printout has a big chunk of wasted space middle of the first page. I tried it and went back to using Wordpad again. prints in one page. I want only the necessary parts. ingredients and procedure. no lists of how its egg free, soy free, sugar free, grain free blah blah blah. the good thing is there is less to delete in the newer format.
I don't know if this will be true for all their recipes, only tried one so far.
Post by traildoggie on Apr 29, 2020 10:44:20 GMT -5
you can copy and paste but it does not allow you to edit what's on the screen. the only way Ive been able to do it is copy paste to Wordpad, and edit out the extra space wasting stuff. I have Open Office not Word. not sure if Word will allow you to. I don't want to buy an expensive word processor to edit a few recipes.
I do essentially the same as traildoggie. I click on the PRINT on the main recipe page then copy what comes up on the PRINT page. That is pasted into Notepad then copy and pasted into Word for the final removal of extraneous material. That process gets rid of the the little boxes in front of each ingredient. All of the recipe can be fitted onto one sheet and still have room to paste a copy of the photograph. Works for me.
I refuse to have 3-5 pages for a recipe that I can put onto one page.
Post by traildoggie on May 12, 2020 11:31:41 GMT -5
Glad this process works. it mystifies me why its made so difficult to get the actual recipe. who in the world looks at their shopping list and local stores where celery might be on sale? or wants lists with spaces and numbers. I want one page in a page protector that sits on my countertop. if its good, I keep it, if not it goes to shred file.
The print layout has changed again. I checked several recipes and they all were able to fit onto one page. There is also the option to change the font size but if is a long recipe and you increase the font size, the recipe will be two pages. But I'm happy to see it back to printing on one page (usually).