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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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Linking to a paragraph in another topic

Is it possible to create a hyperlink from text in one topic directly to a paragraph in another topic?
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Change the folder name of the media folder

I would like to change the folder name that stores the images of my HelpSmith project. How do I set the new path/name for the media folder, so the images will appear in the help project.
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Hidden topic is still accessible via Search tab

I've hidden a topic by selecting the "Hidden" option in the topic properties dialog. In the compiled help file, the topic is not visible in the Contents tree, but I can still access it via the Search tab. How can I fix this?
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Context-sensitive help for my .CHM help file

How can I create and use Context Sensitive Help? What I need is to integrate my .CHM help file that I've created with HelpSmith with my application. For example, I need to display a specific topic within my CHM file from a form?
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.CHM help file does not display the topic content

I have created a .CHM help file and copied it to our network, so my co-workers could check it out. However, when they open the .CHM file, they can see the list of topics on the Contents tab (i.e. in the TOC), but not the content of the topics. When clicking on any topic, no content is displayed on the right side. What am I doing wrong?
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Copy topics from another HelpSmith project?

Is it possible to copy topics between different HelpSmith projects? For example, I would like to copy topics to my current help project from another project. Please advise.
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Start each topic on a new page in PDF output

Where can I set the "new page for each topic" option for the PDF document that I'm creating with HelpSmith?
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