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MadCap Software Announces Acquisition of Doc-To-Help from GrapeCity

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Doc-To-Help Microsoft® Word-based Multi-Channel Authoring Tool Joins MadCap Software Award-Winning XML-based Suite for Content Creation, Translation, and Multi-Channel Publishing to Serve More Authors

La Jolla, CA, USA — January 7, 2015 — MadCap Software, the leader in multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Visual Studio and Microsoft XPS, today announced the acquisition of Doc-To-Help from GrapeCity.

Doc-To-Help, which comes from the ComponentOne Division of GrapeCity, is the market’s leading Microsoft® Word-based authoring tool for multi-channel publishing. It represents a strategic complement to the award-winning MadCap Suite of XML tools for creating, analyzing, translating, and publishing multimedia content across multiple channels. Together, the offerings enable MadCap to provide the industry a full spectrum of content authoring solutions, regardless of the user’s skillset, industry or requirements. Additionally, Doc-To-Help customers now will be able to take advantage of the best-in-class support delivered by MadCap’s US-based team of technical communications experts.

Under terms of the agreement, MadCap Software now owns all Doc-To-Help assets, including the Doc-To-Help product, related intellectual property, and customer contracts. As a strategic addition to the company, Doc-To-Help is moving to the MadCap Software headquarters in La Jolla, CA.

In conjunction with the acquisition, MadCap also announced today a new release of the Doc-To-Help product, which adds an Office 2013 ribbon interface look and feel, a new “Theme” wizard, a number of bug fixes, and inclusion of MadCap licensing and trial behavior.

In the wake of our continued rapid growth and gains in market share, bringing on Doc-To-Help enables us to offer an innovative Word–based authoring solution that complements our existing offerings and allows us to reach a new community of users. We are excited to have Doc-To-Help customers join the MadCap family and extend to them our passion for providing first-class software and support.

Anthony Olivier | Founder and CEO, MadCap Software

“As a rapidly emerging leader in the market, MadCap has earned a reputation for delivering innovative, high quality products that complement Doc-To-Help, supported by a team of technical communications experts,” said John Ayers, general manager of developer tools, GrapeCity USA. “We are confident our customers are in the hands of industry experts who truly care about the community and will continue a path of product innovation and world-class support.”

Solutions for a Spectrum of Content Professionals

With the addition of Doc-To-Help, MadCap extends its product family to address a broader spectrum of content professionals seeking multi-channel solutions for print, the Web, desktops, and mobile devices.

Doc-To-Help, the leading Microsoft® Word-based authoring solution, is ideal for users who prefer to create content in Word, have a more book- or chapter-like approach to content development, and need to publish their content to multiple outputs.

MadCap Flare is the industry’s leading native-XML multi-channel technical authoring software. It provides a powerful, feature-rich, built-in patented XML-based editor for topic-based authoring. This functionality supports the demands of technical communication professionals who may have larger document sets and require more advanced features and functionality for supporting maximum content re-use, content management, advanced print, and enhanced customization using Cascading Style Sheets, among others.

MadCap Flare also is seamlessly integrated with several other MadCap products to support additional functionality. These include MadCap Lingo for facilitating and streamlining the translation process; MadCap Contributor for editing, reviewing and contributing to Flare content; MadCap Analyzer for analyzing and optimizing Flare-based content; MadCap Capture for image capture and graphics editing; MadCap Mimic for publishing software simulation movies, video and audio; and MadCap Pulse for socially-enabled online content.

About GrapeCity and the ComponentOne Division

Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, a premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, and one of the world's largest providers of developer components. The company has more than 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. For close to 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services and solutions.

ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity*, is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where it serves as the headquarters of GrapeCity's Developer Tools business. A leader in the Microsoft® Visual Studio component industry and a Gold partner of Microsoft®. ComponentOne focuses on providing its customers with innovative components, controls, tools, and solutions. For more company information, visit the ComponentOne division website at www.grapecity.com/componentone-studio.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software is a trusted resource for thousands of companies around the globe for single-source, multi-channel authoring and publishing solutions designed to streamline the process of developing and delivering training content, learning and development programs, technical documentation, online Help, knowledge bases, and more. From authoring, publishing and translation, to cloud-based content management system, to contribution and review in the cloud, you can streamline content delivery and manage the entire content development lifecycle with MadCap Software. MadCap Software’s services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in Austin, TX, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.

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