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How to set meta tags for topics in a Web Help system?

Is it possible to set keywords and description meta tags for individual topics? Can you provide instructions for this task?
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How to install a spell checker dictionary

Is it possible to add spell checker dictionaries for other languages to HelpSmith? Please advise.
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How to exclude a topic from the help system?

In my help project, I've hidden a topic by enabling the Hidden option in the topic properties. In compiled CHM and Web Help system, the topic does not appear in the Table of Contents. But when clicking on a hyperlink in another topic, the hidden topic is displayed. In Printed Manual/PDF document, the topic does not appear in the Table of Conten [...]
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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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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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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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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 publish a Web Help system?

I've downloaded your HelpSmith software to create our online documentation which can be accessed by other people. Currently we have some questions on documentation publishing: Can we publish a generated Web Help system on our website? How can we publish a Web Help system for use within our organization? Is it possible to link to a specific top [...]
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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 do I translate layout texts?

I'm translating a copy my help project into a different language as explained in the HelpSmith's manual here. It seems to work fine, but I'm wondering if it is possible to display the texts like the "Table of Contents", "Index", etc. in a different language? How do I translate these texts? Thanks!
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