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Microsoft Access as Recipe Book?

by zeryck / December 15, 2008 6:18 AM PST

My mother loves to cook. Because of this, she keeps a record of her hundreds of recipes. She's been using FileMaker Pro 2.1 (from 1994!), but recently it's been having problems. I decided to export the recipes and import them into Microsoft Access, which is already installed as part of Office 2007.

I'm pretty sure this should work, EXCEPT for two things:
1) The ingredients field has a line break between each ingredient (so it's formatted as a list). When it imported, Access put a small question mark where the line break should be. Is there any easy way to convert every one of them into a line break, or to get Access to import them correctly?

2) I can't figure out how to lay it out for print. Each time I try to print a recipe, it prints a blank page and then the recipe. Any thoughts?

Also, whenever it starts up there's s security warning, though the only thing I did in Access was import a CSV file. It's mildly annoying, but if anyone knows why it happens it'd be great to eliminate it. Other tips would be welcome too Happy

We're running Windows XP Home SP3 and Office 2007. Thank you for any help you can give!

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