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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Jul 6, 2020

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015, 2013, 2011 or 2008 backup file (.lcb) and export your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can export your recipes to MasterCook files (.mz2), formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles, or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • A new button on the main window, “User Guide” allows the user to save a copy of the User Guide using the standard File Save dialog. The User Guide was distributed separately in previous releases.
  • Output a more specific and helpful fatal error when an LC2005 database is found in an .lcb file.
  • Fixed Issue 1029: guard against nulls in recipe create date (t_recipe.createdate column). LC should never create a recipe without a create date, but may have allowed imports to do so.
  • Made some general performance enhancements for users with tens of thousands of recipes. One of them turns off internal logging. LCRescue is mature enough not to need detailed logging, and it was slowing down or freezing the program for some users.
  • Editorial changes to the User Guide to clean up some grammar and improve clarity.
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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Mar 22, 2020

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015, 2013, 2011 or 2008 backup file (.lcb) and export your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can export your recipes to MasterCook files (.mz2), formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles, or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • V1.9: Fixed a bug introduced in V1.8 where Living Cookbook Rescue would fail with the same error described below if the .lcb file did not contain an Attachments directory. The Attachments directory is optional inside an .lcb file.

  • V1.8: Living Cookbook Rescue would sometimes fail with the error, “Can't find a valid LC2015, LC2013, LC2011 or LC2008 database in your backup file.” This may happen if your .lcb file was created under Windows XP or you used user options in Living Cookbook to move the locations of your Living Cookbook data files. These situations alter the internal structure of the .lcb file and older versions of Living Cookbook Rescue didn’t know how to interpret them. This version now handles all these differences. If you should ever get this error message after upgrading to this version, send a support email to jonsusefulapps@gmail.com.

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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Mar 15, 2020

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015, 2013, 2011 or 2008 backup file (.lcb) and export your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can export your recipes to MasterCook files (.mz2), formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles, or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • Living Cookbook Rescue would sometimes fail with the error, “Can't find a valid LC2015, LC2013, LC2011 or LC2008 database in your backup file.” This may happen if your .lcb file was created under Windows XP or you used user options in Living Cookbook to move the locations of your Living Cookbook data files. These situations alter the internal structure of the .lcb file and older versions of Living Cookbook Rescue didn’t know how to interpret them. This version now handles all these differences. If you should ever get this error message after upgrading to this version, send a support email to jonsusefulapps@gmail.com.
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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Feb 10, 2020

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015, 2013, 2011 or 2008 backup file (.lcb) and export your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can export your recipes to MasterCook files (.mz2), formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles, or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • Added support for Living Cookbook 2008 in both Living Cookbook Rescue and FakeLCBackup.
  • Improved performance for processing larger numbers of recipes by reducing the amount of internal logging. Users with tens of thousands of recipes were overwhelming the logger and, as a result, exports slowed to a crawl while the logger struggled to catch up.
  • Made export mode “Combined Files by Cookbook” the default because it’s used most often.
  • The Export Log now writes the version of the program in its first line of output.
  • Fixed Issue 1018: Recipe types were not exported if the recipe was not in a cookbook chapter.
  • Fixed Issue 1019: Added checks for null recipeids while reading recipes from the database. Living Cookbook should never create such a recipe, but sometimes recipes are corrupted in this way for unknown reasons. The program will ignore such recipes gracefully.
  • This program now requires .NET Framework 4.6.2.
  • Updated the DocX library (used to create Word documents) to version 1.6.0.
  • Updated the NLog library (the logger) to version 4.6.8.
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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Jul 23, 2019

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015, 2013 or 2011 backup file (.lcb) and export your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can export your recipes to MasterCook files (.mz2), formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles, or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • Added MasterCook .mz2 exports. Living Cookbook and MasterCook are two of the most popular “legacy” recipe programs. Practically every recipe program introduced after them knows how to read at least one or both of their formats. Between them, you should be able to import your recipes into practically any new software you choose.
  • Updated the User Guide to include important notes on the limitations of the MasterCook .mz2 export and how Living Cookbook Rescue deals with them.
  • Removed the Use Case section of the User Guide which described how to use the utility cb2cb to import recipes into MasterCook. Using Living Cookbook Rescue’s new native .mz2 export is now a much easier and better way to do this.
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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Jul 12, 2019 · 1 commit to master since this release

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015, 2013 or 2011 backup file (.lcb) and output your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can chose to write your recipes to formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • Undid the changes in 1.3 which removed the characters CR, LF and TAB from all text strings exported from the database. Feedback from Living Cookbook users indicated that these are valid formatting characters in Living Cookbook, used to format long blocks of text, e.g. paragraph breaks in long recipe comments and procedures. They should be preserved to maintain compatibility with the fdx files Living Cookbook writes itself.
  • Made some under-the-hood improvements to code quality as suggested by code analyzer tools. None of these changes impact the user interface or program output.

Note: there were no documentation changes in this release, but the User Guide was bumped to V1.4.

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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Jul 8, 2019 · 2 commits to master since this release

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015, 2013 or 2011 backup file (.lcb) and output your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can chose to write your recipes to formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • Added support for Living Cookbook 2011 in both Living Cookbook Rescue and FakeLCBackup.
  • Updated the User Guide to include Living Cookbook 2011 support.
  • Added a FAQ section to the User Guide.
  • Non-printable binary characters are now stripped from any text string in the exports. These caused problems importing into other recipe programs (Issue #1002)
  • Fixed spelling errors in the user interface and log messages.
  • Corrected the User Guide which incorrectly listed Windows Vista as a currently-supported OS. Microsoft ended support for Vista on 1/11/2017.
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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Jul 4, 2019 · 3 commits to master since this release

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015 or 2013 backup file (.lcb) and output your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can chose to write your recipes to formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • Added support for Living Cookbook 2013 in both Living Cookbook Rescue and FakeLCBackup.
  • Updated the User Guide to include Living Cookbook 2013 support.
  • Improved error messages when a supported database can't be found or opened.
  • Improved scrolling performance in the Export Log window when an export runs.
  • Fixed Issue #1001 - correctly handle database nulls in ingredient link types.
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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Jul 2, 2019 · 3 commits to master since this release

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015 backup file (.lcb) and output your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can chose to write your recipes to formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles or plain text files (.txt). This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

Changes this release:

  • Added a third output mode: "Combined Files by Cookbook". This mode writes files for each cookbook in your Living Cookbook database. The file combines all the recipes that were in that cookbook. This mode will make it easier to import the recipes into other recipe software that also organizes recipes into cookbooks (e.g. MasterCook 15).
  • Fixed an issue where ingredients that are recipes were not being exported properly. An example: a pumpkin pie recipe that has a pie dough recipe as one of its ingredients. Exporting pumpkin pie also exports pie dough along with it. This fix makes the .fdx exports more compatible to what Living Cookbook writes itself.
  • Added version numbers to FakeLCBackup.
  • Improved some of the documentation to increase clarity.
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@jptemplin jptemplin released this Jun 30, 2019 · 3 commits to master since this release

Initial release of Living Cookbook Rescue

This program will read a Living Cookbook 2015 backup file (.lcb) and output your recipes to Living Cookbook .fdx export files which can be imported into other recipe software. Alternatively, you can chose to write your recipes to formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with customizable styles or plain text files (.txt).

This program is designed to help those who have Living Cookbook backup files, but can no longer run the program because of license key issues.

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