INTRODUCING MadCap Doc-To-Help 4

The Most Efficient Solution for Authoring and Publishing
Policy and Procedure Guides, Online Help, eBooks, and
more Using Microsoft® Word

After a week of playing around with Doc-To-Help, I was hooked. I cannot imagine developing Word-centric technical documentation without Doc-To-Help. In my opinion, Doc-To-Help and Word are a match made in heaven.
photo of Peggy Fenton

Peggy Fenton
Senior Technical Writer

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

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.
screenshot of Doc-To-Help interface with Dynamic Add-Ins

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.
screenshot of the new panels in Doc-To-Help 4

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
screenshot of a new template type

New Themes and Stylesheets

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

Laptop and cell phone with new Doc-To-Help 4 theme on screen

Plus: Dozens of Usability Enhancements and Other Improvements

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

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Watch: What’s New in MadCap Doc-To-Help 4