HelpSmith Logo
Making Help Authoring a Pleasure to Do
Free DownloadStart your free trial now
HelpSmith Topics
Making Help Authoring a Pleasure To Do

Popular Topics

Most popular topics discussed by the users.

.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?
Read More
29

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?
Read More
9

Change the folder name of the media folder

I would like to change the folder name that stores the images of my HelpSmith project. How do I set the new path/name for the media folder, so the images will appear in the help project.
Read More
18

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?
Read More
21

Limitations of HelpSmith trial version

While I'm evaluating help authoring tools to use for my application's help file, I have a couple of questions on HelpSmith: What are the trial limitations of the HelpSmith trial version? If I create a help project with the trial, will I be able to continue working on it after purchasing a license? Thank you.
Read More
22

Changing the style of active hyperlinks

In my help project, the hyperlink styles (Hyperlink, Active Hyperlink) seem to be correct. But when I hover over hyperlinks in the compiled help system, some of the hyperlinks are not highlighted with the "Active Hyperlink" style. What I am doing wrong?
Read More
23

Printing single page from Web Help

We are using Web Help template in our software. There is no Print Preview or Print button included into Web Help template page. Just wander if it is possible to include it to template for user to have an easy way of printing one page, one topic at the time.
Read More
16

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?
Read More
0

How do I set the size of the image and annotation objects?

How do I set/control the size of the image, the size of the annotations (e.g. balloons) within the image, and the size of the annotations in the tables below the image? When I change the size of the image in the topic editor, it seems like it also scales the size of balloons, control annotations, etc.
Read More
18

Compiling help project to an additional directory?

Is it possible to specify an additional location to get a copy of the compiled help file?
Read More
7
Hello World
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
OK
Login
Nickname or Email:
Password:
If you do not have an account, you can register.