I am using an Acer with IE 8. Just got the computer last week, so I’m still making friends with it. I am 62 years young and disabled, so I spend a lot of time on my computer.
I am an avid collector of recipes. I save them to a stick. They are sorted into folders according to type of recipe, i.e. Mexican, Chicken, Side Dishes, Low Calorie, etc.
Is there a software available that would let me key in the main ingredient in a recipe and it would pull up that recipe? At this point I have so many recipes, I have a really hard time finding the one I’m looking for.
Reading your newsletter has taught me most of what I know about using a computer and I’m sure hoping you can help me again.
Thank you so much for being there for all of us, Pam
I am going to assume a couple of things about your recipe files. First, I am guessing that you have them saved in either a text file, or a Word Document. Second, since you have so many recipes, I’m guessing that you don’t want to copy and paste (or retype) them into another program.
Since your laptop is new, it is safe to guess that you are using Windows 7, which has a great search function. As long as your recipes are in text files, or some type of word processing document, it should be fairly easy to search through them using Windows 7.
Put your USB stick in the computer, and open a window to view the files.
look in the upper-right corner of the window, just below the minimize, maximize and close buttons and you will see a search box.
Type the ingredient you are looking for in the search box and wait a few seconds.
Windows will automatically search through the files in that folder, and show you a list of results. Not only will it display the file name, but also short snippets of the text inside the file that contains your search term.
I hope this helps you keep track of your recipes.