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About ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2007

Thank you for purchasing ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2007! Doc-To-Help is a Single-Source Help Authoring Tool. It allows you to take one or a set of source documents and convert them to as many Help systems or printed manuals as you like.

Doc-To-Help 2007 is available in two versions: Doc-To-Help Enterprise 2007 and Doc-To-Help for Word 2007. Doc-To-Help Enterprise 2007 empowers you to author content in Microsoft Word, HTML or both. Doc-To-Help Word 2007 supports Word source documents only. Both versions allow you to create professional manuals and various online Help formats, including HTML Help, NetHelp for Web deployment, MS Help 2.0, JavaHelp 2.0 and WinHelp 4.0.

Whether you're creating an online Help system or a book, your goal is to communicate clearly with your audience and provide them with the information they need, when they need it. You do that by developing content on one or more subjects (topics), often pointing your audience to places where they can find additional information or images (links). You give them a hierarchical view, or outline, of the information they'll find (contents); a searchable list of words that correspond to one or more topics (index); and ways to access (navigate) the information.

Doc-To-Help helps you to do all of that by analyzing the styles, templates, and cascading style sheets you apply to Word and HTML documents.

Our easy-to-use Doc-To-Help Markup Language (D2HML) offers a wide variety of predefined styles and makes formatting your source documents as simple as clicking a button. You can define Help elements such as topic links, tables, conditional text, glossary terms, expanding text and much more.

Doc-To-Help also provides templates and cascading style sheets for your convenience, or you may choose to use your own.

If you have existing RoboHelp or other HTML Help projects, you can begin converting them to Doc-To-Help with one click. The resulting Doc-To-Help project contains clean source files and is immediately ready for output to the Help target of your choice.

Let Doc-To-Help free you from complex Help system mechanics so you can focus on content, not production. The upcoming sections will take you through the process step-by-step. In no time, you'll be up and running!