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Importing existing Web Help documentation to HelpSmith project

I have a Web Help system, but do not have the source .HSM help project. Is it possible to import the topics, images, keywords, and other data from the existing help system to my HelpSmith project (.HSM)?
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The Styles pane does not appear

When I click on the Write|Styles button, the Styles pane does not appear. How can I fix that?
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How to add the ALT attribute to an image?

I would like to add a description to an image contained in a topic of my Web Help system. For example: <img src="..." alt="Application settings window" /> My question: Is it possible to add the "alt=" attribute to the images in my help project?
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How to change the style of hyperlinks in my project?

I have modified the Hyperlink and Active Hyperlink styles on the Styles pane (View|Styles), but none of the existing hyperlinks in my help project have been updated: they still have the old style. How can I change the style of existing hyperlinks in my project?
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How do I make a screenshot resizable on a mobile device?

I'm working on creation of a web help system for my project with your HelpSmith software. If I insert an image (e.g. screenshot) from a file, how can I make it resizable in the web help system? In other words, when the help system is viewed on a small device (e.g. tablet, smartphone), the screenshot should resize accordingly to the screen size.
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Several email addresses in one "mailto:" hyperlink

Is it possible to add more than one email addresses in a "mailto:" hyperlink? I have tried to add 2 email addresses separated by a semi color, but it does not work. Please advise.
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What is the difference between Keywords and A-Keywords?

I've been using the HelpSmith help authoring tool to create help files and manuals for about a year. I use Keywords to create the Index section of my help file, but wondering what is the difference between Keywords and A-Keywords? Can you please provide an example of using A-Keywords?
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Clickable hyperlinks in breadcrumbs

I have a Breadcrumb object in the template that applies to the topics in my .CHM help file and Web Help system that I'm creating with HelpSmith. However, the Breadcrumb displays the path to the selected topic as regular text. How can I enable clickable hyperlinks in the Breadcrumb's path, so the user of the help file can follow to the appropri [...]
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Cannot open the generated CHM help file

When I generate a .CHM help file, HelpSmith does not show any errors in the Compilation Log window. But when the compilation is complete, I cannot open my CHM help file. If I create the online web help system in the HTML format, it works correctly. How can I fix this problem with the CHM?
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How to exclude topics from a help file?

I want to exclude some topics from a specific version of my help file, but cannot figure out how to do so. Should I use/define Build Tags for all of my help topics?
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