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Customization options for a help system

We are evaluating different help authoring tools and we like the features (such as batch compilation, build tags, image annotations, etc.) offered by HelpSmith, which can be useful for our documentation. I would like to learn more about customization options that HelpSmith provides to design the style of our help files and manuals.
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Importing files with images

The first question: If there are too many image files in the file to be imported, what should I do? The second question: Which font is the most compatible with the Korean font?
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How to find an invalid link in the compilation log?

When I compile a help project, the compilation window shows some warnings saying that the help project contains an invalid hyperlink, and so on. But how do I find where the broken hyperlink is located?
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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 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.
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Compiling help project to an additional directory?

Is it possible to specify an additional location to get a copy of the compiled help file?
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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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Customizing the size of the Non-scrolling Area?

How can I customize the size of the non-scrolling area? I have tried to edit the non-scroll area settings, but could not do it.
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How to add the Print Topic icon?

I would like to add a "Print this topic" icon similarly to the one that you have in your help system at the title area of a topic. How can I add the Print icon for our help system?
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Start each topic on a new page in PDF output

Where can I set the "new page for each topic" option for the PDF document that I'm creating with HelpSmith?
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