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Spell checker for multiple languages

I'm using HelpSmith version 8.4 that includes spell checker dictionaries for English and French languages. But while the spell checker works for topics written in English, it does not seem to highlight misspelled words in French. How do I make the spell checker work for both languages?
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Printing single page from Web Help

We are using Web Help template in our software. There is no Print Preview or Print button included into Web Help template page. Just wander if it is possible to include it to template for user to have an easy way of printing one page, one topic at the time.
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Changing the style of active hyperlinks

In my help project, the hyperlink styles (Hyperlink, Active Hyperlink) seem to be correct. But when I hover over hyperlinks in the compiled help system, some of the hyperlinks are not highlighted with the "Active Hyperlink" style. What I am doing wrong?
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Limitations of HelpSmith trial version

While I'm evaluating help authoring tools to use for my application's help file, I have a couple of questions on HelpSmith: What are the trial limitations of the HelpSmith trial version? If I create a help project with the trial, will I be able to continue working on it after purchasing a license? Thank you.
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Video in a topic plays automatically

In my help file, I have a video in one of the topics, which automatically begins to play when selecting the topic in the left hand side of the .CHM file. Is it possible to turn off the "auto play" option, so the user of the help file can play the video manually if he/she needs so. Please advise.
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Disable auto-numbering function in PDF document?

I have created a PDF document with HelpSmith by importing a Word file (.DOCX). HelpSmith automatically adds the numbering for chapters and sections, but in the original document I already have the numbering for my TOC items. Is it possible to disable the auto numbering function?
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Adding the mouse cursor to a screenshot

I'm using the HelpSmith's Image Tool to create screenshots for my help file. I would like to add the mouse cursor to some of the screenshots (e.g. over a menu item). Does HelpSmith allow adding the mouse cursor to an image?
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How to disable scaling of control images below the screenshot?

I'm using the HelpSmith's Image Tool to annotate screenshots of my application. When I capture a screenshot, add annotations for controls, and then export the annotations into the topic, HelpSmith scales down the size of some sub-images for controls which are generated below the main screenshot image. Is it possible to disable the scaling for t [...]
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How to change the width of the TOC frame in CHM help?

How can I change the width of the left hand menu (TOC frame) in the CHM help file compiled with HelpSmith?
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How do I link to a specific place within a topic?

I am creating a FAQ section that will contain a list of questions linking to the appropriate answers. The answers can be located within the same topic, or in other help topics. What I need to do is to link directly to a specific place in a topic. For example, when the user clicks on such a link, the help system should scroll directly to the app [...]
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