I'm using macOS Catalina, when I click to Email recipe, nothing happens, why?


This is because in the name of security, Apple has locked down certain functions for third-party runtime developers. This only applies to macOS Catalina (and beyond) and older versions of macOS still have the direct email functionality.

However, there is a workaround that might even be better than the original Email function! 🙂 Here are the steps:

  1. Find the recipe that you would like to email, and have it displayed on the main screen.
  2. Instead of clicking the Email button, select the Print button.
  3. On the next window, you will see the following:

Computer Cuisine Deluxe Windows Mac Recipe Software Organizer Manager macOS Catalina Email recipe

4. From the menu above, you can select the option Send in Mail to have a PDF of your recipe created, and an email automatically created with the recipe PDF as an attachment. If you are using an alternate email application like gmail via a web browser, you can also select the option Save as PDF (highlighted in yellow above) to have a PDF created for your recipe. You can then simply attach this recipe PDF as an attachment in any email application you use.

NOTE: For this option, it’s best to use the Large letter-sized print option. To ensure your recipes are set to the Letter size option, from the Main Menu, just click on the gear icon button for Settings, then select the Printing Preferences tab, and then ensure the Default Print Size is set to Large Letter.


For more information, please visit our info page for Mac recipe software.


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