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Date Question

Postby dfrancis80 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:13 pm

First off, I'd like to tell you how much I like 1.5, I liked 1.0 but the upgrade is even better.

My question is about the date field. I either don't understand it or I am trying to get it to do something it won't do. I would like to save an original recipe in the recipe folder without a date. That I have been able to do. Then when I brew the beer and make changes due to ingredient availability I would like to turn the date on for the date of brewing and have this saved as a separate recipe. However when I do this it overwrites the original recipe.
so my question is, what is the purpose of the check box by the date field?


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Re: Date Question

Postby jeff » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:37 am

dfrancis80 wrote:First off, I'd like to tell you how much I like 1.5, I liked 1.0 but the upgrade is even better.

My question is about the date field. I either don't understand it or I am trying to get it to do something it won't do. I would like to save an original recipe in the recipe folder without a date. That I have been able to do. Then when I brew the beer and make changes due to ingredient availability I would like to turn the date on for the date of brewing and have this saved as a separate recipe. However when I do this it overwrites the original recipe.
so my question is, what is the purpose of the check box by the date field?


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The checkbox lets you turn the date on or off. Unchecking the box is the only way to save the recipe with a blank date. However, changing the date doesn't cause the recipe to be saved as a copy. You need to rename the recipe and do this yourself with the "save as copy" button. Recipes must be saved with unique names but this can be done simply by appending "draft" or "final" or some other suffix to the recipe name.
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Postby dfrancis80 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:03 pm

Jeff, Thanks for the quick reply. You may want to consider different dates saving different files in let's say a sessions folder. Just need recipe name
and date brewed. Just a thought. Dan
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Postby jawbox » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:09 am

Recently my beertools has started to act funny.

dates are now printed
Date: February112009

they used to print
Date: 1/31/09

within beertools the date field looks like this

t t with no date entered

hit the checkbox
2t2009t23


Not sure what changed
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Postby jawbox » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:11 am

fixed it. Looks like someone changed the region format in my system preferences.

Back to normal.
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