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Copy topics from another HelpSmith project?

Is it possible to copy topics between different HelpSmith projects? For example, I would like to copy topics to my current help project from another project. Please advise.
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Context-sensitive help for my .CHM help file

How can I create and use Context Sensitive Help? What I need is to integrate my .CHM help file that I've created with HelpSmith with my application. For example, I need to display a specific topic within my CHM file from a form.
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Clickable hyperlinks in breadcrumbs

I have a Breadcrumb object in the template that applies to the topics in my .CHM help file and Web Help system that I'm creating with HelpSmith. However, the Breadcrumb displays the path to the selected topic as regular text. How can I enable clickable hyperlinks in the Breadcrumb's path, so the user of the help file can follow to the appropri [...]
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How do I make a screenshot resizable on a mobile device?

I'm working on creation of a web help system for my project with your HelpSmith software. If I insert an image (e.g. screenshot) from a file, how can I make it resizable in the web help system? In other words, when the help system is viewed on a small device (e.g. tablet, smartphone), the screenshot should resize accordingly to the screen size.
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How to change the style of hyperlinks in my project?

I have modified the Hyperlink and Active Hyperlink styles on the Styles pane (View|Styles), but none of the existing hyperlinks in my help project have been updated: they still have the old style. How can I change the style of existing hyperlinks in my project?
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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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The Styles pane does not appear

When I click on the Write|Styles button, the Styles pane does not appear. How can I fix that?
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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 to re-use topics from another help project? (Creating a library of shared topics)

Does HelpSmith provide the capability to re-use topics from another help project file (.HSM)? For example, while working on a specific user manual, I would like to have the possibility to include a topic written for another manual. Also, it would be useful to have the possibility to create a library of shared topics that could be added into a s [...]
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How to open a specific topic in a help system?

We need to create a help system for our product. Is it possible to open a specific topic in the help system from a specific page in our application?
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