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What's New in Doc-To-Help

Doc-To-Help 5

Doc-To-Help 5 What's New Guide PDF

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

Accessing Doc-To-Help's rich feature set has never been easier. You can now access the Doc-To-Help features menu directly within Microsoft® Word.

Menu categories include:

  • Getting Started: Open existing projects, create a new project or open a sample project. The Help section is also located here.
  • 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.

A Redesigned Doc-To-Help Ribbon in Word Makes Authoring Quick and Easy

The redesigned ribbon has been streamlined, making it easier to utilize commonly used features and commands from the toolbar within Word. Add and edit topics, insert headings, modify styles, add links and glossary terms, and more.

Access Project Settings with the New Project Ribbon

The new Project Ribbon gives you quick access to project settings and functions directly from the toolbar.

Add, Build or Publish Builds with the New Target Ribbon

With the new Target Ribbon, targets can be added, built, and published directly from the toolbar.

A New Project Panel in Word Allows You to Easily Manage Doc-To-Help Elements

The new project panel allows you to add or edit Documents, Contents, Index and Groups, Variables, and Related Topics. You can expand or collapse all of the elements within a specific tab, or you can create a filter within the tab.

Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More

Previous versions

Doc-to-Help 4

New Dynamic Add-In Modes: "Basic", "Full" and "No Features" for Templates:

What's New in Doc-To-Help 4 (pdf)

Creating and editing content is easier than ever with all-new dynamic add-in modes, which automatically adjusts the Doc-To-Help ribbon based on the functionality needed for the type of document.

  • Basic: This mode is used when the document is not included in any Doc-To-Help project, the add-in is disabled, or the add-in cannot find the Doc-To-Help project associated with the document. This mode is also used for final output.
  • Full: This mode is used for all documents included in a Doc-To-Help project.
  • No Features: This mode is used for templates; new, unsaved documents; and documents with an unsupported format.

Generate Multiple Builds and More Directly from Microsoft Word

With three new panels – Build, Progress, and Project – users can access features directly in Word without having to switch back and forth between Word and Doc-To-Help.

  • Build Panel: Allows you to build, rebuild, view or cancel builds, as well as view build errors and a build log.
  • Progress Panel: Provides a display of the build status messages and build progress percentages.
  • Project Panel: Allows access to some of Doc-To-Help's most frequently used functions.

All-new Templates for Creating Content Out-of-the-Box

New templates have been added to Doc-To-Help, making it easier to create common document types such as policies and procedures.

  • Policies and Procedures Templates
  • Macro-Free Templates
  • Source Template Updates

New Themes and Stylesheets

Take advantage of three new project themes – Accordion, Tab, and Responsive – for easy project creation. New stylesheets have been added to compliment the new themes.

Plus: Dozens of Usability Enhancements and Other Improvements

A number of critical bug fixes and updates for improved performance.

Doc-To-Help 3

Adds New Features and Enhancements for Improved Word Authoring, Workflow and More

What's New in Doc-To-Help 3 (pdf)

  • Improved Look and Feel – Doc-To-Help has been completely re-branded to fit into the MadCap Software suite of products, including an improved start page to help new users get started.
  • DOC to DOCX File Conversion – This lets authors upgrade older Word documents (DOC files) in a project to the newer DOCX format.
  • Multimedia Enhancements – In previous versions of Doc-To-Help, only .swf was supported. We have expanded multimedia support to include the following formats:
    • HTML5 Videos
    • Windows Media Files
    • QuickTime Movies
    • YouTube Videos
    • Vimeo Videos
  • Support for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge
  • New Project Templates – The templates that were provided in previous versions have been polished and updated to the .dotm format, and two additional templates have been added.
  • New Variable Types: When adding a new text variable, you can now select one of three types: text, version, or date/time.
  • Page Orientation Option for Specific Pages in Print Output – In previous versions, page orientation (i.e. landscape or portrait) could be set for the entire output. In this version, authors now have the option to specify orientation for pages within a given section break in a Word document.
  • Plus: Additional Usability Enhancements and Improvements

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