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The reader is available for free at adobe.com.
It's very flexible. Using the free reader you can
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Print specific pages
cut and paste to any other application
Print the entire book
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The history of these recipes
What makes you have a weight loss recipe collection?
Where do these recipes come from?
What is mastercook?
What did you eat today?