How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

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How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby splashmike » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:36 am

I just made a new recipe and click save as on the file menu but am not sure how to save so that by default it goes in the folder called "recipes" or one of the subfolders I created. I can just save it to the desk top or some other place and then copy it in, but I'm sure there must be a more direct way to do this. Thanks for any help.
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Re: How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby jeff » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:53 pm

splashmike wrote:I just made a new recipe and click save as on the file menu but am not sure how to save so that by default it goes in the folder called "recipes" or one of the subfolders I created. I can just save it to the desk top or some other place and then copy it in, but I'm sure there must be a more direct way to do this. Thanks for any help.


Choose the folder on the left in which you want to save the recipe and click the "save" or "save as copy" button in the toolbar. Only use the file menu for saving recipes outside the the BTP folder structure.
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Postby splashmike » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:27 pm

Got it. Thanks.
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Re: How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby slothrob » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:17 pm

jeff wrote:Choose the folder on the left in which you want to save the recipe and click the "save" or "save as copy" button in the toolbar. Only use the file menu for saving recipes outside the the BTP folder structure.

I've been using the file menu for saving to the Recipe folders in the Beertools folder in my Documents folder. Is there a reason not to do this?
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Re: How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby gruversm » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:09 pm

slothrob wrote:
jeff wrote:Choose the folder on the left in which you want to save the recipe and click the "save" or "save as copy" button in the toolbar. Only use the file menu for saving recipes outside the the BTP folder structure.

I've been using the file menu for saving to the Recipe folders in the Beertools folder in my Documents folder. Is there a reason not to do this?


How do I find the "folder on the Left"?
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Re: How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby billvelek » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:32 am

slothrob wrote:
jeff wrote:Choose the folder on the left in which you want to save the recipe and click the "save" or "save as copy" button in the toolbar. Only use the file menu for saving recipes outside the the BTP folder structure.

I've been using the file menu for saving to the Recipe folders in the Beertools folder in my Documents folder. Is there a reason not to do this?

I believe they are speaking about not using Window's Explorer (the Windows file manager program) because it messes with the BTP library and then you need to 'Rebuild' your library. At least I seem to recall reading that in either a post or in the manual some where. They are not talking about operations under the 'File' category on the menu bar.

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Re: How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby billvelek » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:38 am

gruversm wrote:How do I find the "folder on the Left"?
If you don't see a directory tree in a separate panel on the left side of your BTP display, then you are either running BTP 1.1 or there is something wrong with your system. Under the directory tree, you have a folder named "Recipes" under which you have sub-folders "My Recipes" and "Planned Recipes" plus any other sub-folders you create.

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Re: How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby jeff » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:43 am

slothrob wrote:
jeff wrote:Choose the folder on the left in which you want to save the recipe and click the "save" or "save as copy" button in the toolbar. Only use the file menu for saving recipes outside the the BTP folder structure.

I've been using the file menu for saving to the Recipe folders in the Beertools folder in my Documents folder. Is there a reason not to do this?


You can do it that way since BTP checks to see if the file exists inside the folder used by the assets library. If it discovers that the file is inside the library, BTP updates the DB so that the file appears within the interface and remains synced.
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Postby gruversm » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:04 am

Thanks to everyone who has offered advice. Problem is solved!
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Re: How to Save a New Recipe in 1.5?

Postby slothrob » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:22 pm

jeff wrote:You can do it that way since BTP checks to see if the file exists inside the folder used by the assets library. If it discovers that the file is inside the library, BTP updates the DB so that the file appears within the interface and remains synced.

Thanks Bill and Jeff.
I'm just used to using the Mac file system, after 20 years, and it never occurs to me to save files with an alternate interface.
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