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How to compile a help system from command line?

As part of our automated build process, we need to build our help system from the command line. Can you clarify the following questions, please? Does HelpSmith have a command line compilation option? If so, can you please provide an example? If we use a separate build machine, will we need an additional HelpSmith license for it? Thank you!
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How to add Related Links associated by keywords?

I have a help project in which I want to add a Related Links section at the bottom of each topic. My questions: How do I setup a Related Links section to display topics associated by keywords? Is it possible to apply these links to multiple topics? Thanks!
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How to customize the cover page in a PDF manual?

Is it possible to customize the cover page in the Printed Manual or PDF document generated by HelpSmith? For example, in our PDF manual, we'd like to add a logo, add some extra texts, and so on. Please advice how we can do that.
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How to transfer HelpSmith to another computer?

I am a registered user and need to transfer HelpSmith to another machine. How do I transfer my license to another computer?
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How to insert video from YouTube?

I have a video tutorial located on my YouTube channel. Q: Is it possible to insert a YouTube video into a topic in my help file?
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How to edit the "Send comments" link?

In our web help system, we have a "Send comments on this topic" link in the top-right corner of each topic. It works fine, but I need to change the email address to which the email messages will be sent. How do I edit this link?
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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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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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