How to print a recipe

This quick guide will show you how to print a bbcgoodfood.com recipe from different browsers or save it as file to your device.

How does printing work?

Our new Print button creates a printable version of your chosen recipe in the form of a PDF file. Once you click the print button on a recipe, a printable version will be downloaded to your device. In order to print it, you should open the file and print using your browser's tools.

I've clicked the print button, where did the printable file version go?
The location of your printable file varies depending on the browser you are using and the device:

Internet Explorer:
A dialogue box will pop up on your screen, alerting you that a PDF file has been downloaded to your computer. It will give you the option to save the file or open it. To print, select open file. A printable version in a PDF format will open. Use your browser tools to print. 

Note: you will need to have a PDF reader installed on your computer to open this file. If you don't have it, you can download the Adobe Reader for free here

Internet Explorer dialogue box

 

 

Chrome:
The downloaded printable file can be found in the browser's bottom bar. Open the file.

 

 

 

 

 

If using a Mac, the file will open in Preview. The file will also be available from your computer's Downloads folder (or from the location where you have chosen your downloaded files to go).

If using Chrome in a Windows PC or laptop, the file will open in a new browser window.

Safari (desktop or laptop):
You will be able to find the printable version of the recipe in the downloads area of your browser, located in the top right corner of your browser window, as seen in the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

You can also find the PDF file in your downloaded files folder.

Firefox:
A dialogue box will pop up alerting you that a file has been downloaded to your computer. It will give you the option to save the file or open it. To print, select open file. A printable version in a PDF format will open. Use your browser tools to print.

The file will also be available from Firefox's downloaded files area, on the top right corner of your browser window, as seen in the picture below.

Firefox downloads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternatively, you can find the printable version file in your Downloaded files folder.

Touch devices - iPad and Android tablets
When tapping the print button, a printable version of the recipe will open in your browser window. From there you will be able to save to your device or send it to your printer.

Please note that if after tapping the print button the printable version does not show up straight away, you should tap the print button again. This time the printable version should load in your browser.

What if I don't want to download a PDF reader?
You can print the recipe by using your browser print tools, without using the recipe's print button.

Why did you decide to introduce a printable version of the recipe?
We decided to introduce a printable version of the recipe in the form of a PDF file so that every person who wishes to print the recipe will have a streamlined version of the recipe page. The printable version will also display in the same way across all browsers and devices.

If you still have questions about how to print a recipe please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@bbc.com.

Comments, questions and tips

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maxsmokey
9th Mar, 2017
Actually you could remove the advertising for the good food shows that don't happen in South Africa and give back the nutritional information, Now I have to find every recipe on the screen so that I can add that informaton onto the recipe I print. This is terrible.
maxsmokey
9th Mar, 2017
I don't care how the recipes are printed, the new way doesn't suit me at all, we have lost all the important information that tells you how many people this recipe serves, how many calories are in this food etc etc. Don't offer 5:2 recipes then take the damn information away that we need because we are using a 5:2 diet for goodness sake. I have printed many recipes from you in the past, this way really doesn't work, please please consider changing it.
nzdesigner
23rd Feb, 2017
Quite like the PDF print out of recipes, especially the inclusion of the large image, its always great too see what your meal should look like and it acts as a good reference when you're flipping through a number of recipes. The only constructive criticism I have is to request you included the prep, cooking time and serving quantity information on the PDF version.
dowfold
17th Nov, 2016
"Print" button still not working in Firefox. Is it going to be fixed GF?
jkglas
21st Mar, 2016
Why have you removed the facility to press 'PRINT' and get a straightforward printout of the recipé? Pressing the PRINT button appears to do nothing. If you want to carry on with this unhelpful system, you should at least have a feedback message come up 'your document has been saved' or something similar. This, frankly crappy, system is pretty user-unfriendly. Ask any cook!
Sydney2303
12th Feb, 2016
When using my android tablet the print option doesn't work anymore. Normally I would download a PDF file which I could print. ???
louisedickson
15th Aug, 2015
Totally agree with catrose13. Copy and paste into Word and remove what you do not want.
catrose13
7th Aug, 2015
far too many images , waste of paper and ink! Plus, I prefer the recipe to be one one page. Can't you design it so there are minimum headings &images please!!
vulpitza
24th Jun, 2015
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1629633/lemon-and-poppy-seed-cake# Print button not working in FF
jkglas
10th Dec, 2016
THE PRINT BUTTON IS NOT WORKING AT ALL IN FIREFOX. HOW CAN THE BBC MANAGE TO PRODUCE A RECIPES WEBSITE WITH NO WORKING PRINT BUTTON? THE RECIPES DONT DOWNLOAD EITHER - AND ITS A PAIN TO HAVE TO SCREENDUMP RECIPES. SOMEONE HAS TAKEN THEIR EYES RIGHT OFF THE BALL HERE!!

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Sydney2303
12th Feb, 2016
When using my android tablet the print option doesn't work anymore. Normally I would download a PDF file which I could print. ???
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