Cookbook Tips

Quick Cookbook Basics

  • Recipes are grouped by Course in both the Table of Contents and in the cookbook.  You must select a Course in order for your selected recipes to appear in your cookbook.
  • The Table of Contents and cookbook pages are intentionally not numbered (see more on that below).
  • Pages are set to automatically print in 8.5 X 11 paper size for use in a 3 ring binder.  However, you can resize your pages once you open your cookbook in Microsoft Word.
  • We will be adding indexing functionality in the near future.  In order to use this feature, you will need to select a Main Ingredient for your recipes.

Printing Your Cookbook

Once you have downloaded and opened your cookbook .doc file in Microsoft Word, you can modify printed page size, page orientation, margin size, add page numbers, add/remove headers and footers, add photos and additional pages, etc.  Once you are happy with your cookbook, print as you normally would.

How To Add Page Numbers To Cookbook Pages

The cookbook pages are not numbered, intentionally.   Some users may want to add extra pages within their cookbooks, such as family photos, larger recipe images, cooking informational pages, dividers, etc.

If you would prefer your cookbook to automatically print with page numbers, you can choose this option in Microsoft Word by adding a page header.

If you will be adding additional pages and want to add page numbers later, you will need to follow the instructions in the paragraph below.

How To Add Photos And Digital Scrapbook Elements To Pages

Once you have downloaded and opened your cookbook .doc file in Microsoft Word, you can easily add photos, images, and additional pages.

Free Cookbook Binder Covers

This is where your “inner designer” can emerge.   If you aren’t the creative type, we have a variety of cookbook binder cover templates that you can download and edit.  These are located under the “My Cookbook” link.

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