MadCap Software Extends Cutting-Edge WebHelp Functionality to Users of Legacy Browser-Based Help Systems


LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 3 -- MadCap Software, the leader in multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft XPS, today announced the launch of its MadCap Search Optimizer and free MadCap Toolbar. The Search Optimizer extends MadCap's cutting-edge WebHelp search to legacy browser-based Help systems. Now authors that continue to build their Web or intranet documentation using legacy tools--such as Adobe(R) RoboHelp(R), ComponentOne Doc-to-Help(R), WebWorks(R) Publisher and Author-It(TM)--can still provide their users with the most advanced WebHelp search in the industry.

The MadCap Search Optimizer automatically creates a WebHelp search database, which is then downloaded and accessed by users via the free MadCap Toolbar. This enables the return of search results almost instantaneously. With the MadCap Toolbar, users can also conduct wildcard searches--an industry first--in which only part of the search term is known. Other advanced search features include the ability for users of legacy browser-based Help systems to receive search results based on relevance instead of simply by alphabet, expand or collapse the WebHelp table of contents and all dynamic Help effects, and freely remove search highlighting, all with no additional programming required.

In addition to these advanced, industry-first search experiences, users of the free MadCap Toolbar enjoy several other productivity features, including:

-- Screen Capture using some of the more basic features from MadCap Capture.

-- Personal Vault for securely storing and easily accessing confidential data, such as credit card information, passwords, and form data.

-- Easy Web Search via a drop-down menu for single-click access to Google, Yahoo!, and MSN.

"The value of WebHelp is in the total customer experience that it delivers. It's not enough to have thorough, well-written documentation. How readily users can access that information and get the relevant search results they are looking for is equally important," said Anthony Olivier, MadCap co-founder and CEO. "With our new MadCap Search Optimizer and Toolbar, WebHelp authors can give their readers unprecedented speed and flexibility using search features previously available only with MadCap Flare. As a result, authors relying on legacy applications no longer have to subject customers to slowly searching through excess content to get the answers they need."

Availability and Pricing

Both the MadCap Search Optimizer and MadCap Toolbar are immediately available for download. The MadCap Toolbar, which runs on Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, is free for all users. The MadCap Search Optimizer is available for $449. Flare users do not require the Search Optimizer, since all of the advance search and toolbar functionality is available when using Flare and the MadCap Toolbar together.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software is leading the documentation industry into the future with the MadCap family of tightly integrated applications for end-to-end content development, delivery, and management. MadCap's flagship product MadCap Flare is now the content authoring solution of choice for thousands of companies, from start-ups to the Global 1000. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), MadCap delivers solutions optimized for Microsoft Vista, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA, MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the documentation industry. Learn more about MadCap Software at

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