If you liked that F1 button that MindTouch came up with back in July and you're a big desktop publishing fan, then you might like the latest announcement which essentially combines the two.

Staying With the Familiar - Sort of

Maybe you are tied to your desktop publishing tools to create your help documentation, maybe you stay there just because you love using it and aren't ready to move on. But you want more functionality than your desktop app can provide, you want to know if your content is good, if it's useful and if people are using it, then what do they think of it?

Enter MindTouch TCS (Technical Communications Suite). Now you can connect your desktop publishing app to your MindTouch TCS community and use your content in a greater context.

If you use a tool such as Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe RoboHelp, XMetal, Microsoft Word and MadCap Flare, along with a few other popular editing tools that produce compiled HTML help (CHM) files, then you can now publish the content you create directly to MindTouch.


All the work you did to create the content: the hierarchies, cross-link references, image and page formats, they are all maintained when the content is published. Once over to MindTouch, it is automatically organized by tags and the site hierarchy, and indexed with the search tool.

Ah the life of a piece of help documentation just got a little bit richer -- didn't it?