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How do I get a separate link for each topic?

How do I create a separate URL link for each topic in my web help system? I need to be able to email a link to a specific topic to the users of my application? Thank you!
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Linking to a specific topic in our Web Help system

We are trying to test the context sensitive capabilities of the Web Help system that we have created with HelpSmith. Our developers would like to create links to specific topics by using the topic's textual ID instead of the Context number. However, no matter what identifier they are using, the Web Help display the first topic only. Do you you [...]
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How do I produce separate manuals from the main help file? (Conditional compiles)

I'm writing a help file for our software product which, in turn, consists of several applications (or sub-products). We have a HelpSmith help project that includes topics for all the included applications, but I also want to produce separate help files for each of the sub-products. I read your manual on the conditional compilation capabilities [...]
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How to open a link in a new browser window, but not a tab

Currently I'm working on linking a Web Help system with my website. I can open a specific topic in a new tab in the web browser by using a hyperlink like this: <a href="https://www.helpsmith.com/webhelp/topics/help-project.htm" target="_blank">Get Help</a> But how can I can force the web browser to open the link in a new instance of [...]
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Applying a Google font to the text in a help file

Hi, I'm a registered HelpSmith user creating a help system for my application. My question is how can I apply a custom font to the text in my: CHM help file Web Help system Is it possible to use a Google font?
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Search in Web Help: set "Phrase" option as default setting

I want the users of my Web Help system to have the "Phrase" search option instead of the "Any words" option (on the Search tab) for better search results. Is it possible to select the "Phrase" mode as the default setting?
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Compiling help project to an additional directory?

Is it possible to specify an additional location to get a copy of the compiled help file?
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How to make the Web Help footer to be Right Justified?

How can I apply the "Right Justified" alignment to the footer area of the Web Help layout?
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Generated Web Help not working after closing HelpSmith

I am using HelpSmith trial version to create an online system that should work over network. When I compile my help project to the Web Help format, it works perfectly while HelpSmith is still running (i.e. via the HelpSmith's web server). But if I close HelpSmith or move the Web Help files to another directly, there is no TOC synchronization, a [...]
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Creating a help system on Mac

Can I use HelpSmith to create documentation on Mac? Currently I'm using HelpSmith trial under Parallels on my Macbook Pro. But will the produced help files and documents work on a Mac?
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