ComponentOne Launches Its Next Generation Doc-To-Help Product » read source
ComponentOne announces the release of its next generation Doc-To-Help product. ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 supplies streamlined new authoring features, with state of the art end-user features, all within the brand new Microsoft Office 2007 style interface. ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 also debuts its Style Sheet Editor that configures style sheets in a point-and-click interface. With ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 you'll be able to create better documentation, eliminate the need to understand CSS tags, and enjoy the flexibility of its output options.
ComponentOne, a Premier Microsoft partner, utilizes the latest design standards in creating its interfaces. ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 features Ribbon tool bars, option dialog boxes, and Microsoft Outlook-style panes for modern design and ease of use. Other visual organizers such as the Topics Grid and the Related Topics Editor were also added. ComponentOne Doc-To-Help automatically excludes the movie when generating print versions. ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 and ComponentOne DemoWorks are offered individually but may be bundled together for extra savings.
The Topics Grid provides a customizable view of all topics used for setting properties and adding elements such as context IDs and keywords. The related Topics Editor allows you to view, edit, and create related topic links with drag and drop operations, making content management effortless. By adding this streamlined workflow to the already powerful single-source publishing capability, ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 is truly your tool to "Write today. Publish tomorrow."
Doc-To-Help is the perfect choice for creating innovative online user assistance (including browser-based, platform independent Help), converting existing Word documents to online materials, or producing professional quality printed manuals. Technical communicators, policy writers, and other content creators can author any type of information in Microsoft Word or HTML, and publish to the Web, Help systems, or printed manuals. Integrated toolbars and dialogs in Microsoft Word and popular HTML editors allow you to visually create Help systems by defining elements that include topic links, conditional text, pop-ups, and glossary terms.
"We streamlined the workflow and user experience with Microsoft Office 2007-style interface, visual content organizers, and intuitive dialogs," commented Dan Beall, Product Line Manager at ComponentOne. "We created the ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 user interface to allow all levels of content authors to efficiently produce the content they need, at professional quality, without specific technical expertise."
ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 is compatible with ComponentOne DemoWorks, an intuitive application that allows you to record anything on your screen then produce a polished shareable demo in minutes. ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2008 showcases the ability to insert ComponentOne DemoWorks created Flash movies in Word documents for online output.
"ComponentOne believes that this bundle is important, as we strive to provide technical content authors, regardless of their focus, a credible set of tools that give them everything needed to create visually impressive and interactive user assistance, training, and marketing materials," noted Steve Day, Director of Global Sales and Marketing at ComponentOne.