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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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