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How to install HelpSmith on a terminal server?

We are considering HelpSmith Terminal Server edition (floating licenses) for use in our company. Can you provide more information on HelpSmith Terminal Server edition: How can we install it in our network? How do we manage floating licenses? What are terminal server requirements? Can HelpSmith be installed on Citrix server? Thank you!
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How do I create a numbered list properly?

When I create a numbered list by clicking the Write|Numbering button, the selected paragraphs turn into numbered list as expected like: Lorem ipsum dolor Lorem ipsum dolor Lorem ipsum dolor However, in some cases, when I create a new list or insert a new paragraph into an existing list, several paragraphs of this list have the same number (1 [...]
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How to update font in the generated tables?

I'm using the HelpSmith's Image Tool to capture screenshots and then export control annotations into the help topic. Is there a way to change the font name and text color in the generated tables without editing each table individually?
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How to find where a specific style is used?

In our help project, we have a couple of styles which seem to be unused. However, we would like to ensure that those styles can be deleted. Is it possible to find all the places where a specific style is used in the entire help project?
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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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