Have you ever wanted to convert a recipe from US to metric measurements or remove an allergen? Follow these instructions to make minor edits to recipes on the Accessible Chef site! Note that this method only works for recipes created with the custom recipe creator- it won’t work for the oldest recipes on the site.

1. Download the PDF file from the Accessible Chef site

First, click the “download PDF” icon below the recipe that you want to edit. Save the PDF file to your computer.

2. Download Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

If you don’t already have Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, download the program from the Adobe site. It costs about $15 per month, but you can try it for free for a week and may be able to find a student or educator discount.

3. Open the visual recipe in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
4. Open the Edit PDF panel

Click the “Edit PDF” icon on the righthand side of the program.

5. Edit recipe text

For this recipe, I want to convert metric measurements to US measurements and swap out a few photos. To edit the recipe text, first select the text that you want to edit, then double click to bring up the cursor. Once you’ve edited the text, you may need to drag it to a new position.

6. Edit recipe images

I want to switch the bicarbonate of soda image to a baking soda image. First, click the image to select it, then press the delete key on your keyboard.

Next, click the “Add image” button on the top bar and select the image that you want to add to the recipe.

If the image is too big, drag the corner of the image to resize it.

7. Reduce file size

Finally, it’s a good idea to reduce the file size of your recipe after editing. Click the “Find tools” button on the righthand tool panel and search for “reduce file size.” Choose the appropriate options based on your desired image quality and file size.

Have questions or want to share your edited recipe on the Accessible Chef site? Email me at anna.moyer@gmail.com.