With each new release of MadCap Doc-To-Help, we want to streamline your ability to manage and publish policies and procedures documents, online help sites, and more, all without having to leave Microsoft® Word. We’re excited to share the latest release of Doc-To-Help, which adds all-new enhanced Microsoft® Word integration, a new menu in Word to access Doc-To-Help features and resources, two new ribbons to access Project and Target-related features, and several other new features to help streamline the authoring process.

For anyone who wants to create and manage content in a familiar, chapter-based Word environment – take a look at the new features below and see what’s in store:

New Integration Adds a Doc-To-Help Menu Directly within Microsoft® Word

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Accessing Doc-To-Help’s rich feature set has never been easier. The Doc-To-Help features menu can now be directly accessed within Microsoft® Word. The menu includes several submenus for easy navigation:

  • Getting Started: Open existing projects, create a new project or open a sample project. You can also view the Help system, as well as download PDF guides, view video tutorials, and download updates.
  • Project: Access the Common Tasks submenu to schedule builds or access the Reports submenu generate any number of reports available in Doc-To-Help.
  • Team Authoring: Access the Team Authoring submenu to connect to a team project, share a project or review and edit your web repository settings.

Manage Settings, Attributes and More with the New Project Ribbon

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The new Project Ribbon gives you quick access to project settings and functions directly from the toolbar. In addition, the Project Ribbon also includes commands that let you apply attributes and styles to your Doc-To-Help project.

Add, Build, or Publish Builds with the New Target Ribbon

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Targets can be added, built, and published within the new Target ribbon. You can also rebuild and schedule builds, modify the themes of the project, and manage target templates within Word.

Redesigned Doc-To-Help Ribbon

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The redesigned Doc-To-Help ribbon has been streamlined, making it easier to access commonly used features and commands straight from the toolbar. With the new redesigned ribbon, you can add and edit topics, insert headings, modify styles, add links and glossary terms, and more.

New Project Panel in Word for Easier Management: Related Topics

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Related topics is a powerful feature in Doc-To-Help, as it allows you to customize relevant “See Also” Links on a topic without the need to create individual cross reference links. With the new feature, you can now manage Related Topics directly in Word, with the embedded panel that now includes the “Related Topics” view.

For more information on the new features and enhancements, View our What’s New topic page.

Explore Doc-To-Help 5 with Our Free Webinar

Want to see the new features in action? You can register for our webinar on next week, covering the new features and enhancements that comes with Doc-To-Help 5.

Introducing Doc-To-Help 5: Enhanced Microsoft® Word Integration, New Ribbons, and More

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:00-10:30 AM (Pacific Time)

**Note, all webinars are recorded, so if you’re unable to attend live, all registrants will receive links to the recording and presentation deck, along with the Q&A for questions asked live during the webinar.**

Get Started on a Free 30-Day Trial

As is the case with all of our products, you can get started with a free, fully-functional 30-day trial at any time. Our technical support team is available to answer any questions by phone or email as you evaluate. Additionally, we can schedule a private demo to provide a personalized overview, as well as discuss any needs or questions you may have.

We hope you enjoy the newest release of MadCap Doc-To-Help! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at jbondoc@madcapsoftware.com.

About The Author

Justin Bondoc

About Justin Bondoc

Justin Bondoc, Product Specialist, started at MadCap Software as a technical support engineer and turned to the evangelism team to promote the value of MadCap’s products and services to the community. In addition to spending his time educating potential and existing customers about all things MadCap Software, Justin likes listening to hip-hop, tackling his next art project, and exploring his creative side.

Last Modified: September 13, 2017

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