With an Improved Editing Experience, Users will Realize Productivity Gains in Delivering Content


PITTSBURGH, PA – October 3, 2013 – Doc-To-Help, a trusted name and award-winning product in the content authoring and publishing tool market, announced in May of this year the release of Doc-To-Help 2013. This release has solidified Doc-To-Help’s position as the premier solution for content authors needing to deliver information through the Web, mobile devices, online Help, eBooks, and print. Doc-To-Help 2013 focuses on enhancing the users' editing experience and features an industry first HTML5 editor along with reviewer commenting.

“Doc-To-Help 2013 makes the life of a content author easy,” said Dan Beall, product manager of Doc-To-Help. “They may choose to work in Doc-To-Help’s advanced content editor or Microsoft Word and Doc-To-Help formats and publishes it where readers need it most. With 2013’s upgraded editing experience, authors can rest assured that they are working as efficiently as possible,” said Beall.

The company will be exhibiting at the tekom Trade Fair that takes place at the Rhein-Main Hallen in Wiesbaden, Germany, November 6-8, 2013. Doc-To-Help is hosting a number of activities during the event, including prize drawings and product demonstrations. This year’s conference participants are encouraged to visit the Doc-To-Help booth, # 303 in Halle 3. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about many of the new features announced in the 2013 release of Doc-To-Help, including the content editor upgrades.

Doc-To-Help 2013’s content editor upgrades include a change to HTML5 source markup. The HTML5 editing feature ensures content conforms to the latest standards and Doc-To-Help’s editor automatically creates and validates HTML5 content on the fly.

HTML5 is a markup language for structuring content and is important to users who need to publish professional quality output to many types of devices. “By launching our 2013 editor with HTML5 source markup, we have been able to add many useful code editing features,” said Beall.

In the event source code needs to be adjusted behind the content created in Doc-To-Help, the company has introduced a new source code editor. In a blog posted titled, “Meet Our New HTML5 Editor,” Beall listed standout features of the source code editor for the 2013 release:

IntelliSense - Shows an auto-complete menu for tags.

Automatic validation - Ensures code meets standards.

Automatic formatting - Makes the code more human readable and easier to troubleshoot.

Collapsible outlining - Provides a more concise view of top-level content.

Line numbers - Helps locate specific sections of code.

Doc-To-Help 2013 also adds a reviewer commenting feature for those who use the content editor. This feature works similar to the comments available for use in Google Docs or Microsoft Word and allows reviewers to leave notes for the author.

Beall offered insight into Doc-To-Help’s roadmap, which includes more editing enhancements and several new responsive themes that will be able to optimize output for phones, tablets, and desktops.

Availability
The company offers purchase options online at www.doctohelp.com or by telephone 800.858.2739 or 412.681.4343.

Resources
Video: What’s New in Doc-To-Help 2013 v1
http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperProducts/DocToHelp/What%27s+New/

About Doc-To-Help

ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity
201 S. Highland Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
412.681.4343

Doc-To-Help, a subset of ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, has been the premier authoring and publishing tool in the market since 1991. It enables technical communicators, policy writers, and other content creators to author in Doc-To-Help’s XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML, and publish to the Web, Help systems, or printed manuals with a single click. ComponentOne is the only vendor that gives users everything needed to create documentation deliverables in one application. Its unique combination of editing, single sourcing, and publishing technology translates to significant time savings and the highest level of quality. Since Doc-To-Help is the complete documentation solution, the need for additional tools has been eliminated.

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About tekom With currently 6.700 members tekom is Europe’s largest association for Technical Communication and Information Development. One of tekom’s main tasks is the further education of technical writers, illustrators and translators, who are producing primarily instructions for use and operating manuals as well as sales supporting documentation.

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