HTML5 Editor and More: What’s New in Doc-To-Help 2013 V1

The Doc-To-Help Team is proud to announce the release of Doc-To-Help 2013 V1, which features the industry’s first HTML5 editor.  This version release focuses on upgrading your authoring experience with HTML5 editing, reviewer commenting, a new source code editor, and a visual undo stack similar to the one you see in Microsoft Word.

Check out our What’s New in Doc-To-Help 2013 video:

The reviewer commenting feature will allow reviewers to leave comments or insert their own in Doc-To-Help’s HTML5  content editor. It will behave much like the comments you see in Google Docs or Microsoft Word and will help you track team comments or simply leave notes for yourself.


Not only does Doc-To-Help’s editor create HTML5 source code under the hood, there are a number of features and options that give you the ability to adjust that code if you need to.

Source code editor features will include:

IntelliSense, which shows an auto-complete menu for tags.


Automatic validation to make sure your code conforms to standards.


Automatic formatting to make the code more human readable and easier to troubleshoot.

When writing your own markup, it is common to lose track of this formatting. In the example below, the two <li> tags should be indented so that they nest under the <ul> tag.

That can easily be fixed by clicking Doc-To-Help’s Format Selection or Format Document buttons.


Collapsible outlining to give you a more concise view of your top-level content.


Line numbers for easy location when errors occur.

Formatting Commands: Commands such as bold and italic are available in source view.

Spell Checking: The editor’s spell checker is available in source view.

Syntax Highlighting: The HTML code is highlighted according to XML standards (similar to Microsoft Visual Studio).

Visual Undo lets you roll back to a specific point. Instead of tapping CTRL-Z and hoping you see what you want, drop down the visual undo menu and select a specific undo point.


This is the first release  in a 2013 cycle that will focus on giving you the best tools to create your content and the best outputs available to showcase that content to your users.  With 2013 V1, we’re getting the ball rolling with HTML5 and source code options. Future releases will give you more advanced options for content delivery, such as interactive user widgets and enhanced table support.

On the output side, look for a brand new responsive theme that optimizes itself for phones, tablets, and desktops. These are just a few of the things on the roadmap, so stay tuned for future announcements and many more exciting things to come from the makers of Doc-To-Help.

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