Importing from a Word doc

Asked by Daniel on 2014-11-08

Is there a good way of importing a recipe collection from a Word Doc into Gourmet? There are several hundred and I'd rather not enter them in one by one. I don't have any of the other programs mentioned either.

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Stephen Haffly (stephenh-n) said : #1

You could try exporting them from MS Word into a plain text document and
importing from the plain text document.

Respectfully,

Stephen Haffly

On 11/08/2014 12:17 PM, Daniel wrote:
> New question #257194 on Gourmet:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gourmet/+question/257194
>
> Is there a good way of importing a recipe collection from a Word Doc into Gourmet? There are several hundred and I'd rather not enter them in one by one. I don't have any of the other programs mentioned either.
>

Bernhard Reiter (ockham-razor) said : #2

The problem with Word documents is that there isn't really any recipe specific fixed structure, contrarily to the file formats understood by gourmet which are mostly from other recipe programs.

Stephen is right in that exporting to plain text and trying to import that into Gourmet might be your most promising option, but those plain text documents need to be structured in a way that Gourmet can understand.

You might want to enter a sample recipe in Gourmet and have it exported as plain text file so you can see what sort of fields and formatting Gourmet understands in plain text files. Then export your Word doc as plain text file and in Notepad (or some other text editor), use Search&Replace to mimic the structure that Gourmet expects.

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