Author Archives: Bitsmith Software

Productivity Tips: Setting Goals

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the year again. We sit down and review the past year and map out a path for the next year. How are we doing on long-term goals? Is it time to discard some old ones? What short term goals should we attack for next year? Entire books have been written on goal-setting. But a few basic tips can help you set better goals for your resolutions for the New Year:
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Computer Basics: Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

You can access many functions in Windows from your keyboard. Here is a “cheat sheet” of general Windows keyboard shortcuts and their results. These functions work in most Windows programs that use the standard Windows interface. Exact functionality varies from one application to another as needs differ.
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Creating a Writing Snippets File with Personal Knowbase

Do you regularly delete perfectly good pieces of writing while editing? Do you have frequent “false starts” when you begin a writing project and stall? Do you have old unfinished attempts accumulating on your computer or in notebooks?

Consider keeping a writing snippets file where you can store miscellaneous pieces that don’t have a home. You never know when these writings may be exactly what you need for a future project. And storing them away is less painful than deleting them.
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Productivity Tips: 5 Tips for Nurturing Creativity

When you’re stuck on a current project… When you’re looking for new ideas for your next project… When you need a creative solution to a problem… Creativity moves you toward your productivity goals.

Whether you’re writing a story, creating a work of art, designing a website, or planning a wedding, here are 5 tips to stimulate your creativity:
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PK Tip: Importing HTML (Or Other Formatted) Files as Text

A recent tip explained how to export a Personal Knowbase article as an HTML code snippet. What if you want to go in the other direction and import a snippet of HTML code from an HTML file to save in PK for future use as HTML code?

If you import the file as an HTML file, PK removes the HTML code and converts the formatting to its internal rich-text formatting. You end up with just the text without the HTML code.
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Using PK Reader to Share Information with Students

Teachers, are you ready for the new school season? For ideas about organizing your notes and records, see our previous post on how Personal Knowbase can help educators stay organized.

But Personal Knowbase can also help you share information with your students. Using the Personal Knowbase Reader software provides a handy way to distribute materials. Whether you’re in the classroom or teaching online from a virtual classroom, you need creative and secure ways to disseminate materials to your students.
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