Doc-To-Help's New Version Adds Cloud-based User Commenting and EPUB Output

The Product's Latest Subscription Installment Focuses on Outputs for Mobile Devices and the Web

Aug 14, 2012, 08:04 ET from ComponentOne

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doc-To-Help, a trusted name and award-winning product in the publishing tool market, today announced the release of Doc-To-Help 2012 v2. The second release of the year has solidified Doc-To-Help's position as the premier solution for delivering interactive content on the Web.  Doc-To-Help's new EPUB output allows the creation of interactive books that can be read on eReaders, tablets, phones, PCS, Macs, and more in a click, eliminating the need for EPUB development or design skills. Additionally, customers can now integrate DISQUS commenting in their Web-based outputs, ensuring two-way communication between them and their users/readers.

"We want to make sure we are helping our users provide the best experience for their customers as possible," said Dan Beall, product manager of Doc-To-Help at ComponentOne. "The addition of EPUB completes our output portfolio and ensures that our users can deliver content where their customers need it. Plus, we have integrated NetHelp with DISQUS, a popular cloud-based commenting platform, so our customers can gather feedback from their readers."

For companies and users who would like to gather user feedback for their Help system (such as commenting and ratings) and build a user community, it is possible to do so with Doc-To-Help by incorporating DISQUS in NetHelp 2.0. DISQUS, an online discussion and commenting service for websites, uses a networked platform and works on all popular browsers.  To see an example of NetHelp 2.0 with DISQUS enabled, go to

Doc-To-Help also includes a new Visual Theme Designer. "The Visual Theme Designer allows a user to style the 'skin' that surrounds their online Help content, as well as the button display, labels, icons, and colors," said Beall. Several pre-defined themes are included for each output, and it is easy to create a custom theme to meet one's needs and preferences. Beall stated, "The point and click editor is similar to jQuery's ThemeRoller and it eliminates the need to edit CSS or .js files."

The v2 release highlights of Doc-To-Help go on to include:

Optional Advanced Search Engine
Choose to use the server-based search engine for searching complex systems without a lag in performance.

Stream Live Content into Web Pages
Add a few simple lines of code to stream NetHelp content directly into Web pages; the best way to make sure users find the information they need.

Japanese and Chinese Themes
Select these pre-localized themes for Web-based outputs and don't worry about performing the manual translations.

Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Support
Doc-To-Help outputs the latest version of Visual Studio's help format, which can be integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

A 30-day Doc-To-Help Enterprise trial is available at .The company offers purchase options online at or by telephone (800.858.2739 or 412.681.4343).

About Doc-To-Help
ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity
201 S. Highland Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739

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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