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I am hitting dead end on finding a suitable recipe index for my recipe website - I'm not satisfied with it so far - your opinions and suggestions are welcome. I also need to know if I can automatically enter Print This! as a one time deal vs adding to each each page. also I am having some formating problms with spacing between paragraphs and inserting items from the web. your thoughts and ideas please
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Hello John

Perhaps if you could share with us your vision for what you're wanting to try and create for your recipe index, we can help you find way of achieving this.

One thought I have is under each category, e.g. your beef category - have an anchor link that your visitors can click on to take them directly to the page and spot where that recipe is.

Basically, it would look like this:

BEEF (main category)
Chicken Fried Steak (link)
Swiss Steak (link)

Here's a tutorial on how to create anchor links: Creating HTML Anchor Links

You could even go fancy and have a menu that expands and collapses. For example:

As for your trouble with formatting your spacing and paragraphs, it appears that you have copied and pasted text from MS Word onto your site. I need to advise you that when you copy and paste rich text directly from MS Word onto your site, this brings along a whole lot of unwanted formatting that is not web friendly and can easily break your page. It can also cause your site to show up inconsistently in different browsers. The problem might not always show up immediately, but sometimes it happens after you save and navigate to a different page or log out and log in again. To avoid display and loading issues, the best alternative is first to paste your text into NotePad (in the accessories folder of your computer) and then paste it as plain text onto your Yola page. You can then use the Yola text editor to format your text as desired.

As for the Print This code - you will need to add that to each page. I'm not aware of a code that you can just add one time.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any further questions, please let me know.