Designing and printing a nutrition information panel—Procedure 11

The following steps explain how to design and print a nutrition information panel.

Follow these steps when completing Exercise 11.

  1. To start

    If you do not have FoodChoices® running, in the lower left corner of your screen, click Start, click All Programs, and click FoodChoices 2009.

  2. To add your recipe or open the recipe if already in the database

    Follow Procedure 4 to enter a recipe into your database.

    If you already have the recipe in the database, open the document for the recipe. To do this, click the folder in the Navigation Pane that contains the recipe. The recipes appear in the lower part of the Navigation Pane. Click the chosen recipe. For example, you could use the recipe document for ’Vegetable Soup’ in the ’Samples’ folder.

  3. To view the label

    Click the Label button on the FoodChoices® toolbar.

    Procedure11

    The Label Window

  4. To set the basic label properties
    1. Name of product
      The label will automatically be given the same name as the recipe document. To change this, type in the new name under Alternative Label Name at the top left hand side of the Label window.
    2. Description of product
      To add a description of the product on the label, type the description under Label Description at the top left-hand side of the Label window. The description will appear under the name of the product on the label.
    3. Description of serve size
      To describe the serve size—for example, ‘1 large’—enter the description under Serving Size Description.
    4. Nutrients listed
      The label automatically lists values for energy, protein, total fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, sugars and sodium—that is, the mandatory requirements for Australian food labels. If you wish to add further nutrients to your label, you may do so by publishing your label to Microsoft Word (see Step 6) and editing accordingly.
  5. To set the advanced label properties
    1. Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the Label window.
    2. Set the properties as required. Click on each of the Options and set the required properties by clicking in the preferred choice in the drop-down menu or ticking the box next to your preferred choice.
      • If you select Name you will be given options for whether the name of the label should be upper case, lower case etc.
      • If you select Nutrient Information Panel you will be given options to include, for example: the case (upper case, lower case etc) for the information, whether to include calories as well as kilojoules and whether to show grid lines on the panel.
      • If you select User Name and Date you will be given options for whether the User Name and Date should be upper case, lower case etc.
      • If you select Other Options you will be given options for changing the font style and size.
    3. Click Apply to apply the changes and continue making changes, then click Cancel to close the dialog.
    4. To view what the label will look like when printed, click Screen view on the Label toolbar.
  6. To print the label

    You may:

    • Print your label directly from FoodChoices® to your printer
    • Publish your label to Microsoft Word for further editing and printing

    To print a label directly to your printer

    1. To view what the label will look like when printed, click Screen view on the Label toolbar.
    2. On the Label window toolbar, click Page Setup and select the paper, orientation and margins. Click OK.
    3. On the Label window toolbar, click Print, select the printer and the number of copies and click OK.

    To publish your label to Microsoft Word for further editing and printing

    1. On the Label window toolbar, click the Publish to Word button.
    2. Click the template in Word that you wish to use—for example, Blank document —and click OK.
    3. Edit and print your label using Microsoft Word functions—for example, you could add colour, Clipart or additional nutrients.
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