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29 topics found by tags: html help (chm), web help, topics, conditional compilation, build tags.

How do I change breadcrumb text and styles?

In our help system, we have a breadcrumb that shows the location of the current topic in the header. What we want to do for the breadcrumb path is: Change the style of hyperlinks (regular, hover style); Change or disable the "<Root level>" text; Change the delimiter from the ">" char to "|" char. How can we do that?
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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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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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Opening a specific topic in a Web Help system (by clicking on the "topic.htm" file)

I have generated a Web Help system with HelpSmith by importing topics from my Word document. HelpSmith has generated separate .HTM files for each topic in the Web Help's output folder. But if I open one of the HTML files, it opens the Web Help system, but does not open the particular help topic. What I am doing wrong? Interestingly, when th [...]
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Is it possible to create a protected Web Help system? (Access restriction options?)

We want to publish a web-based documentation on our website, but we want to restrict access to some sections for specific users. For example, we need to allow access to a web help section, or particular topics: By user login/password. By a special URL link/token. Does HelpSmith provide an option to restrict access to the documentation?
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How to add a collapsible section? (problem with a table)

In my help file I want to put some content into a collapsible section, as implemented in one of your sample projects. The Toggle JS script (which is available in the sample project) works fine for regular text, user instructions, etc. Problem: But when I try to apply the Toggle script to the annotation tables which are generated below a screens [...]
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Compiled help system does not display the topic titles?

When I compile my help project as a CHM file or Web Help system, it works fine, but when opening any topic, it does not display the topic's title. What I am doing wrong?
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The Search function in my CHM help file does not work

I have compiled a help project as a CHM help file, but when I enter a keyword on the Search tab, it does not find any topics in the help file despite the topics actually contain text that matches the keyword. So my question is: How do I enable the search function in my CHM file?
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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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.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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