Madcap Software Announces Acquisition Of Doc-To-Help

Jan 13, 2015

MadCap Software, a provider of multi-channel content authoring tools and a showcase company for Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft XPS, announced the acquisition of Doc-To-Help from GrapeCity. Doc-To-Help, which comes from the ComponentOne Division of GrapeCity, is a Microsoft Word-based authoring tool for multi-channel publishing.

It represents a strategic complement to the MadCap Suite of XML tools for creating, analyzing, translating, and publishing multimedia content across multiple channels. Additionally, Doc-To-Help customers now will be able to take advantage of the support delivered by MadCap's US-based team of technical communications experts.

Under terms of the agreement, MadCap Software now owns all Doc-To-Help assets, including the product, related intellectual property, and customer contracts. Doc-To-Help is moving to the MadCap Software headquarters in La Jolla, CA. In conjunction with the acquisition, MadCap also announced a new release of the Doc-To-Help product, which adds an Office 2013 ribbon interface look and feel, a new "Theme" wizard, a number of bug fixes, and inclusion of MadCap licensing and trial behavior.