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How to add the mouse cursor to an existing screenshot?

When capturing a screenshot I did not turn on the Capture Screenshot option in the Image Tool. Is it possible to add the mouse cursor to an existing screenshot somehow?
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Customization options for a help system

We are evaluating different help authoring tools and we like the features (such as batch compilation, build tags, image annotations, etc.) offered by HelpSmith, which can be useful for our documentation. I would like to learn more about customization options that HelpSmith provides to design the style of our help files and manuals.
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Opening a compiled Web Help system

When I click Project>Compile in HelpSmith to produce a web help system, it opens the generated help system in the browser and everything works fine. But if I launch the generated index.htm file manually in Windows explorer, some functions do not seem to work. For example, I cannot select a topic in the TOC, search topics by keywords, etc. H [...]
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Using tab stops in HTML Help and Web Help formats

I'm using tab stops to align text in a help topic. While editing the topic in HelpSmith, the tab stops work fine. But when I create CHM help file or Web Help, the lines are not formatted properly. How can I fix this, so that the lines to be formatted properly both in HelpSmith and in compiled help file?
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How to find an invalid link in the compilation log?

When I compile a help project, the compilation window shows some warnings saying that the help project contains an invalid hyperlink, and so on. But how do I find where the broken hyperlink is located?
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How to divide a paragraph in HelpSmith

Please tell me how to divide the paragraph in HelpSmith. I want to break up a paragraph on one page and express it in two paragraphs.
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How do I translate layout texts?

I'm translating a copy my help project into a different language as explained in the HelpSmith's manual here. It seems to work fine, but I'm wondering if it is possible to display the texts like the "Table of Contents", "Index", etc. in a different language? How do I translate these texts? Thanks!
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Importing files with images

The first question: If there are too many image files in the file to be imported, what should I do? The second question: Which font is the most compatible with the Korean font?
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How to set SEO-friendly filenames for topics?

When I export my help project as a web help system, the filenames of my topics are named like "idh-topic10.htm". I would like to set meaningful filenames that correspond to the titles of the topics, which is important for better indexing/ranking of the pages by search engines, etc. For example: If I have a topic named "User Interface", it shoul [...]
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How to insert our company logo to the Web Help system?

We are using HelpSmith to create online help documentation for our company and need to customize the web help system's style. What is the easiest way to insert our company logo?
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