ComponentOne, makers of Doc-to-Help, today announced the first release of 2012, incorporating support for help on mobile devices and new language output options. Doc-to-Help 2012 features a three-step process that allows technical writing teams to produce a self-contained website specifically designed for viewing on mobile device browsers, and the mobile HTML5-based output offers complete navigation, table of contents, index, and multi-touch support.
Doc-To-Help’s web-based Help format supports Right-To-Left (RTL) languages (such as Hebrew and Arabic) and is available in RTL format. RTL support eliminates the need for “post-production” work and hard coding previously required to present RTL language content in the correct context with proper formatting.
In addition to enhancing integration with Microsoft SharePoint for content management and output hosting, Doc-To-Help 2012 also includes support for Microsoft Office 365, Eclipse Help, and enhancements to its popular NetHelp output. The NetHelp enhances include index optimization and improved search results loading, Section 508 compliance such as keyboard shortcuts and screen reader compatibility, and a Topic HTML Wizard. Technical writers can now specify boilerplate content ( headers, footers, etc. ) or code required to perform additional tasks such as analytics.
The Doc-to-Help product management team has published a video, blog posts, and a sample project to introduce technical communications teams to the functionality available in Doc-to-Help 2012, and offers 30-day trial versions for download. View the news release, or visit the website.