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Product Version History (Version 4.x)

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Version 4.1.1
October 25, 2016

Maintenance Release. Fixes:

  • Prevents editing a keyword's name to the same name as an existing keyword. If this bug in 4.1 allowed you to give 2 keywords the same name, we recommend renaming one of them to a different name.

  • Fixes the disappearance of a keyword from the Index Column when a keyword was renamed while a Keyword Group was highlighted. This was a display problem only; the keyword was not actually removed from the Group.

  • Fixes a scroll display oddity in the Keywords for Article dialog box if you highlight a keyword low in the Available Keywords list then highlight a large Keyword Group.


Version 4.1
August 27, 2016

Major Enhancements:

  • The Article Window's Image Gallery now displays icons for all attachments, in addition to image thumbnails for image files.
  • Specify which attachments to display in the Image Gallery.
  • Specify which attachments to open automatically or with the Open Attachment command.
  • Change the order of attachments for an article.
  • Filter keywords by Keyword Groups in all dialog boxes for assigning keywords.
  • Make Keyword Group assignments when creating new keywords and edit assignments for existing keywords.

Additional Enhancements:

  • Detach multiple attachments from an article at once.
  • Specify a program to use for opening folder attachments.
  • Delete Reminders from the Edit Reminder dialog box.
  • Set a default time for new Reminders.
  • The number of keywords in a group is shown in the Keyword Group dialog box and the Keyword Group Report.
  • After changing the Active URL Links preference, the file's "modified" date no longer updates when articles are opened unless other file changes are made.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix corrupted Keyword Group assignments caused by the bug which was fixed in version 4.0.2.
  • The drop-down calendar didn't fill the date when the Article Date was empty but the selected date was the same as the previous date.
  • After a failed search for a missing file attachment, the Browse button becomes available again in the File Not Found dialog.
  • Custom Import Format labels are not allowed to contain commas, which could corrupt the format file.
  • Redo Article Changes didn't redraw the Image Gallery.
  • Program could crash if the Article Window was closed immediately after clicking its Attachments icon.


Version 4.0.2
August 9, 2015

Maintenance Release. Fixes a bug when compacting a file from which keyword groups have been deleted.



Version 4.0.1
June 6, 2015

Maintenance Release. Fixes a bug with the conversion of password-protected files from version 3 to version 4 while running in trial (unregistered) mode.

Please update to this version as soon as possible if you are unregistered and plan to convert v3 files.



Version 4.0
May 29, 2015

Terminology Change:

  • Tags are now Bookmarks. Anywhere that previous versions of Personal Knowbase used the term "tag" is replaced with "bookmark". Bookmarks behave exactly the same as tags did.

Major Features Added:

  • Multiple Attachments: Associate any number of file or URL attachments with each article.
  • Image Gallery: View thumbnails for image file attachments along the bottom of the Article Window.
  • Relative link path options: When file links and attachments have incomplete paths, specify which folder to locate the files relative to.
  • Reminders: Assign alerts to articles to pop up at a specified date and time.
  • Keyword Groups: Create sets of keywords to pre-filter the keyword Index.

Additional Features:

  • When printing, more options are provided for which article fields to print.
  • When selecting an article as the target of a hypertext link, reduce the selection to a range of articles.
  • Select dates from a calendar popup.
  • Export articles as a new Knowbase file.
  • Export the keywords list to a text file.
  • Include a file description in File Properties.
  • When a new file link or attachment is in the default link folder, opt to create a relative link.
  • When the target of a file link or attachment is not found, browse for the file.
  • When exporting only the current article, the default export file name is now the article's title.
  • Run saved queries from the Manage Saved Queries dialog.
  • The "Change Keywords for Highlighted Articles" command is available in the Index Window even if the Preview Pane is hidden.
  • The "Set Date to Today" command changed to "Set to Current Date and Time" for clarity.

Bug fixes include:

  • The Highlight Text color picker sometimes showed an incorrect custom color swatch. It now shows the correct color and lets you "pick up" the highlight color from selected text to apply to other text.
  • When exporting to HTML, text formatting on bulleted and numbered list lines no longer carries through other parts of the html file.
  • When printing multiple copies, the copies multiplied by print drivers in Win7 and later is now taken into account.
  • If you spell-check an article just after creating a hypertext link to another Knowbase article, misspelled words are no longer highlighted incorrectly.
  • An issue naming new files in Win7 and later is resolved.
  • An inability to print the current article from a read-only file is fixed.


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