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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 change the width of the TOC frame in CHM help?

How can I change the width of the left hand menu (TOC frame) in the CHM help file compiled with HelpSmith?
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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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Video in a topic plays automatically

In my help file, I have a video in one of the topics, which automatically begins to play when selecting the topic in the left hand side of the .CHM file. Is it possible to turn off the "auto play" option, so the user of the help file can play the video manually if he/she needs so. Please advise.
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Linking to external websites in Web Help

In our web help system, we have links to external websites. While some of the linked websites are displayed properly, the other websites are not displayed. For example, if you click on such a hyperlink, you will get an error like "Refused to connect" (Chrome) or "Can't Open This Page" (Firefox). Q: How can we solve this problem?
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Linking to a paragraph in another topic

Is it possible to create a hyperlink from text in one topic directly to a paragraph in another topic?
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Cannot open the generated CHM help file

When I generate a .CHM help file, HelpSmith does not show any errors in the Compilation Log window. But when the compilation is complete, I cannot open my CHM help file. If I create the online web help system in the HTML format, it works correctly. How can I fix this problem with the CHM?
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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 my help project?
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