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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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Is it possible to re-use the same image in multiple topics?

I am evaluating the HelpSmith trial and it seems very good for my needs. Just wondering, does HelpSmith allows reusing an image in other topics? For example, if I have inserted an image in one topic, can I insert it (i.e. link to the same image file), in another topic. If so, when I need to update the image (e.g. a screenshot of my application) [...]
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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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Spell checker for multiple languages

I'm using HelpSmith version 8.4 that includes spell checker dictionaries for English and French languages. But while the spell checker works for topics written in English, it does not seem to highlight misspelled words in French. How do I make the spell checker work for both languages?
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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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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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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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How do I produce separate manuals from the main help file?

I'm writing a help file for our software product, which 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 (Build Ta [...]
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