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01-29-2010, 03:42 PM
I did a search on the forums and there was a link provided in some old messages for a PDF called "IndexRewriteMay2005.pdf". But that link is broken.
Is this file available for download anywhere else other than listed? I've already made some annotations on stickie notes in my own book (yeay, I have Alissa's book now!!) but would like an electronic format of the index so I can type up whatever notes I need. The "new" index for the book, which I seem to have, is really quite good but I still found a couple of instances where the entry I was looking for wasn't cross-referenced under the search term I ended up looking under (Date-Nut Torte was under "D" and no entry for "Torte"). This is an individual thing, of course. I suspect that I'll always remember to look under T for torte rather than D for Date-Nut so it would be nice to have the PDF so I can create my own personalized index.
Alissa's book is much better than I expected, to tell the truth. I'm very pleased. Thank goodness that I have it now <g>.
01-31-2010, 03:54 AM
Probably not.....things change areoun here daily. I agree the Book is a RAWinner...
01-31-2010, 06:19 AM
Okay. No problem. If the pdf is no longer available on the site, does anyone still have it, by any chance? I'd greatly appreciate getting it via email. A personal message would take care of keeping email addresses away from spambots.
Pls advise and thanks! If anyone has this PDF it would save me typing up or at least messing around with OCR scanning.
02-07-2010, 08:08 AM
Me again. If no-one has this PDF, does anyone know where to download it, by any chance? Thanks. :)
02-07-2010, 08:12 AM
Email Alissa's people and tell them the link doesn't work and do they have it.
02-18-2010, 12:29 PM
I took your advice and just emailed via the website "contact us" (d'uh, why didn't I think of that ... ?? <g>). Hopefully they'll send it soon.
I have a few notes already that I'd prefer to put into an electronic copy of the index rather than write up the lovely book! <g> I've done that with other books and don't like that, having hand-written annotations and stickie notes all over the place. The neat thing about a doct. is that whenever you update it, you print off a new copy double-sided, then staple, fold in half and tuck into the front of the book. I can write all over _that_ with no worries. :D
05-05-2010, 05:37 PM
I never received a response at all even though I emailed twice. So, that option didn't work.
However, this past weekend I finally managed to set aside some time to and managed to scan this myself. Man, it took a considerable amount of time and was a huge pain (the book is _very_ heavy and my little scanner requires that I support the majority of any source material's weight through the double swipe each page required! <phew>). But it was so worth it! I now have a searchable PDF file which is a godsend. I started converting it to a word-processed document, too, so that I can edit it easily down the road as I will like to be able to add things to make future manual searches easier. Having that as a new source document, I'll be able to re-create the index each time I make major "updates" in my customization of the original index. But even the current printout from this PDF is tremendously useful! I'm very pleased.
In fact, it's made working with the book a lot easier. I paste stickie notes all over the stapled paper copy and then find it easier flipping through the book without losing track of the recipes I'm going to make, esp. when making more than one meal at a time. Also, it helps when I'm comparing recipes when trying to decide even just which single meal I might care to make on any given day.
I didn't realize how much having a separate index would work esp. with a book I use more frequently than others (which is what Alissa's is turning out to be).
Anyway, Alissa's current index is great, it's just nice to be able to write all over my printout and add categories to my needs. Sometimes we remember a recipe by one of the ingredients which, since an index can't cover all ingredients separately, necessarily, my extra printout allows me a lot of freedom! <g>
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