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31 topics found by tags: web help, web server, online help.

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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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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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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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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Importing existing Web Help documentation to HelpSmith project

I have a Web Help system, but do not have the source .HSM help project. Is it possible to import the topics, images, keywords, and other data from the existing help system to my HelpSmith project (.HSM)?
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How do I format code in my help file?

I need to paste some code examples to my help file, which should be formatted according to the style used in a specific programming language (e.g. PHP, Python, HTML, etc.) for function names, variables, keywords, etc. But when I copy/paste the code into a topic, it is displayed as plain text. How do I format the code in help documentation with [...]
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How do I link to a specific place within a topic?

I am creating a FAQ section that will contain a list of questions linking to the appropriate answers. The answers can be located within the same topic, or in other help topics. What I need to do is to link directly to a specific place in a topic. For example, when the user clicks on such a link, the help system should scroll directly to the app [...]
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How to disable scaling of control images below the screenshot?

I'm using the HelpSmith's Image Tool to annotate screenshots of my application. When I capture a screenshot, add annotations for controls, and then export the annotations into the topic, HelpSmith scales down the size of some sub-images for controls which are generated below the main screenshot image. Is it possible to disable the scaling for t [...]
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Several email addresses in one "mailto:" hyperlink

Is it possible to add more than one email addresses in a "mailto:" hyperlink? I have tried to add 2 email addresses separated by a semi color, but it does not work. Please advise.
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How to add the ALT attribute to an image?

I would like to add a description to an image contained in a topic of my Web Help system. For example: <img src="..." alt="Application settings window" /> My question: Is it possible to add the "alt=" attribute to the images in HelpSmith?
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