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Hi techies,

I am starting my own business and even if I am actually struggling with advertising to make my name know, I yet have to be ready for anything, right ?
So I am just wondering how I could possibly carry some kind of offline knowledge base with me on my Windows laptop or even better on my iPad.

For now I just print web articles to PDFs which I then store on my iPad using keyword based file naming and then Goodreader software to search and display them. This is working but I just wonder how you guys would just do that ?

Thanks for your ideas.

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P.S.: And as you will probably ask, why offline KB when Google is just ... there ? Well, I do own an iPhone but my iPad is WIFI only (dataplans are so expensive around here) and last but not least, I live in a deep countryside area where Mobile Internet maybe very slow (EDGE...) or even unavailable. So if my client's Internet connection is down (which maybe why he is my client by the way...) or if it is just unavailable to me, Google is just not the solution for me.
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Have a look at a wiki. You can get locally stored ones.

PB Wiki springs to mind as a name but i have no idea why so i could be off there.
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Hay buddy Give this sight a go might be of use let me no how you get on

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-1039435.html
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For now I just print web articles to PDFs which I then store on my iPad using keyword based file naming and then Goodreader software to search and display them. This is working but I just wonder how you guys would just do that ?
How do you save web pages as PDFs?
I use Google Chrome and it only offers to save
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How do you save web pages as PDFs?
I use Google Chrome and it only offers to save
as a complete web page or as a single HTML file
A PDF Creator print driver - just googles up "PDF Creator" or that sort of thing, and you'll find it.
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It is not available for iPhone / iPod - but I use KeyNote NF for my offline KBs on my PC.

http://code.google.com/p/keynote-nf/
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A PDF Creator print driver - just googles up "PDF Creator" or that sort of thing, and you'll find it.
For the PC I like the CutePDF printer...

http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/Writer.asp
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Yes I used to use Cuteftp or get a Mac prints to pdf out of the box
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Hi techies,

I am starting my own business and even if I am actually struggling with advertising to make my name know, I yet have to be ready for anything, right ?
So I am just wondering how I could possibly carry some kind of offline knowledge base with me on my Windows laptop or even better on my iPad.

For now I just print web articles to PDFs which I then store on my iPad using keyword based file naming and then Goodreader software to search and display them. This is working but I just wonder how you guys would just do that ?

Thanks for your ideas.

BZH Geek

P.S.: And as you will probably ask, why offline KB when Google is just ... there ? Well, I do own an iPhone but my iPad is WIFI only (dataplans are so expensive around here) and last but not least, I live in a deep countryside area where Mobile Internet maybe very slow (EDGE...) or even unavailable. So if my client's Internet connection is down (which maybe why he is my client by the way...) or if it is just unavailable to me, Google is just not the solution for me.
Another good tool for knowledge base help files is
Adobe Robohelp
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:42 PM
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Have a look at a wiki. You can get locally stored ones.

PB Wiki springs to mind as a name but i have no idea why so i could be off there.
Thanks for the wiki idea. I did not even think about it. Now I must find a way to run it on my iPad. But that must be possible !
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