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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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Images not displayed after moving a help project (.HSM)

We are using HelpSmith for creating our documentation. 1.) Today I have moved one of our .HSM projects to a different location. When I open the .HSM project file, HelpSmith does not display any images. 2.) I also checked the Media Repository by clicking Project|Project Objects|Media Repository. While I can see the media files in the Project Med [...]
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What is a .CHW file?

When I create a .CHM help file with HelpSmith, I also see an additional file with the .CHW extension in the output folder. Can you please explain the purpose of this .CHW file? Should I distribute it with my .CHM help file, or it is a temporary file that I can delete? Thank you!
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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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