PK Tip: Using Personal Knowbase Where You Can’t Install It

If you want to use Personal Knowbase on a computer where you can’t install it, consider using the portable installation option.

Some companies do not allow you to install software on your work computer unless it’s on a restricted software list. Consultants can’t install their own software on clients’ machines. Or you may want to use a friend’s or relative’s computer without making any permanent changes to their system.
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The Find Dialog Box Is Non-Modal — So What?

In all Windows software, most dialog boxes are modal. That means that once you open the dialog, you can’t do anything else with that program until you close the dialog. You are forced to interact with the dialog box before returning to the main software window.

Personal Knowbase’s Find dialog box is non-modal. That means that you can leave it open while doing other work with the program. You can move the dialog to the side of the screen and leave it open while doing other work in Personal Knowbase. This also applies to the related Replace dialog box.
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What is Personal Knowbase Reader?

Personal Knowbase Reader — usually called PK Reader — is a free read-only version of Personal Knowbase for viewing data files created by Personal Knowbase.

With PK Reader, someone who doesn’t normally use Personal Knowbase can read Knowbase files created by someone else using the full version of Personal Knowbase.
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Using Personal Knowbase to Organize Quotations

I’ve been collecting quotations for decades. It’s something of an obsession. I sprinkle them in websites and blog posts, tweet them to my followers, and sometimes just collect for the sake of collecting. When I read, part of my mind is always on the lookout for good quotes. Not surprisingly, I store my quote collection in Personal Knowbase.
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