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Using HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

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This information applies to some HP computers sold in the United States, such as HP TouchSmart 300 and 600 series computers and some IQ500 and IQ800 products that were upgraded to Windows 7. Not all computers sold in the United States can use the Hulu software application.

UPDATING TOUCHSMART

Did you know HP updates its TouchSmart software to add new features and tools? To get the latest features, update the TouchSmart software from the Internet. Go to the HP software and drivers Web site , and type the model of your computer, such as TouchSmart 600-1055. Select your Windows version, and under Software - Solutions , find the HP TouchSmart Recipe Box Update . Read the instructions on the Web page to download and install the update.
NOTE:To find the model number for your computer, press the Ctrl + Alt + S keys on the keyboard. A window displays your computer information including the model number.

Opening HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

TouchSmart Recipe Box organizes your recipes in one place. You can add and edit recipes, organize them by category, and browse for a recipe on the Internet. Use the interactive voice command feature to listen to your recipes while you cook - without touching the screen.
To open Recipe Box, tap the Recipe Box tile on the HP TouchSmart homepage.
Figure 1: Recipe Box tile
Recipe Box tile
Figure 2: Opening Recipe Box
Opening Recipe Box
The Recipe Box displays.
Figure 3: Recipe Box main screen
Recipe Box main screen
1 - Categories
2 - Recipe display area
3 - Manage categories
4 - Edit recipe
5 - Add new recipe
6 - Browse for a recipe

Viewing a recipe

You can view recipes by category, or by individual recipe.
Use the following steps to view a recipe:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Select a category to view recipes.
  3. Select a recipe from the list to open the recipe details.
    Figure 4: Viewing a recipe
    Viewing a recipe
  4. Tap the back arrow to return to the main screen.

Adding a recipe

Use the following steps to add a recipe:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Tap Add New Recipe .
    Figure 5: Adding a new recipe
    Adding a new recipe
  3. Enter the recipe details and assign a category in the Add New Recipe screen.
  4. Tap Done to add the recipe.

Editing a recipe

Use the following steps to edit a recipe:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Select a recipe.
  3. Tap Edit Recipe .
  4. Change the desired recipe details or category in the Edit Recipe screen.
    Figure 6: Editing a recipe
    Editing a recipe
  5. Tap Done to save the edits.

Deleting a recipe

Use the following steps to delete a recipe:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Select a recipe from the list.
  3. Tap the trash can icon next to the recipe.
  4. Tap Yes to confirm recipe deletion.

Adding a category

Use the following steps to add a category:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Tap Manage Categories .
  3. Tap Add New .
    Figure 7: Adding a category
    1 - Edit category
    2 - Add category
  4. Enter a name for the new category and tap Add .
  5. Tap the Close button to close the Manage Categories screen.

Browsing for a recipe on the Internet

To browse for a recipe on the Internet, complete the following steps:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Type a URL in the browser command line and tap the Arrow Go button.
    The recipe Web site displays in the browser window.
    Figure 8: Browsing for a recipe
    Browsing for a recipe

Extracting a recipe

To extract a recipe from the Internet, complete the following steps:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Type a URL in the browser command line and tap the Arrow Go button. Find the recipe you want to extract.
    The recipe Web site displays in the browser window.
    Figure 9: Finding a recipe
    Extracting a recipe
  3. With the desired recipe page open in the browser, tap Extract Recipe .
    Figure 10: Extracting a recipe
    Extracting a recipe
  4. The Add New Recipe box opens with the imported recipe information.
  5. Edit recipe details as needed:
    • Confirm recipe name
    • Select a category
    • Confirm cooking instructions
    • Assign prep time, cook time, and serving size
  6. Tap Done to add the recipe. The recipe now appears in the selected category.

Enabling voice commands

To use voice commands:
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Open any recipe.
  3. Tap the Enable Speech Commands box.
    Figure 11: Enabling speech commands
    Enabling speech commands
  4. If you have not already done so, select Click here to learn how to improve speech recognition accuracy .
  5. Select Train the speech recognition engine and complete the steps .
  6. With speech recognition completed, you are now ready to use voice commands to listen to a recipe.

Listening to a recipe

To listen to a recipe:
  1. Open any recipe.
  2. Tap the Enable Speech Commands box.
    Figure 12: Enabling speech commands
    Enabling speech commands
  3. Speak any command to use the recipe.
    • Beginning : Start reading the first ingredient and then pause.
    • Move : Continue reading the next line. If Beginning was used before this command, the reading pauses after reading the line. If Again was used, the recipe is read in order.
    • Back : Repeat the last line. This works only if the previous command was Beginning .
    • Again : Begin reading the entire recipe from the first ingredient and continue reading in order.
    • Continue : Pause reading the entire recipe.

Listening with a Bluetooth headset

Enable voice commands (steps above ) before trying to connect with a Bluetooth headset.
  1. Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Recipe Box tile.
  2. Open any recipe.
  3. Tap Settings and tap Add Headset .
  4. Follow the instructions to setup a Bluetooth headset.
  5. When completed, you can use the headset to give voice commands for a recipe.
  6. To exit, turn off the headset or uncheck the box labeled Enable speech commands .

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