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

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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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 link to an external PDF file from a topic of my help file

I have created a help file with HelpSmith, in which I want to reference the users to additional information that is available in external PDF documents. How can I link to an external PDF document?
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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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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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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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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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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 set SEO-friendly filenames for topics?

When I export my help project as a web help system, the filenames of my topics are named like "idh-topic10.htm". I would like to set meaningful filenames that correspond to the titles of the topics, which is important for better indexing/ranking of the pages by search engines, etc. For example: If I have a topic named "User Interface", it shoul [...]
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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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