Automated Documentation Tool + WYSIWYG Authoring Environment

Document! X delivers the best of both worlds by seamlessly combining automated documentation generation with a full WYSIWYG authoring environment. The generated output forms an accurate and comprehensive documentation set.

Document! X provides a highly productive environment in which Technical Writers can author, edit and validate documentation content. Any existing source content can be leveraged where available without compromising the Technical Writers ability to edit or override the final output.

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Sample Outputs

These sample outputs illustrate how much can be generated by Document! X right out of the box. All of the Document! X Templates are fully customizable and can be easily adapted or extended to meet your specific requirements.

Live Samples

Content Authoring Options

Any existing source content (.NET xml source comments, Web Service Definition descriptions, SQL Server Extended Properties, SQL/T-SQL/PL-SQL source comments, XSD Annotations, Javascript JsDoc or Xml format source comments, Java Javadoc format source comments, COM HelpStrings ) can be automatically used in generated documentation and you can view the descriptions whilst you are editing in the Document! X Content File Editor in order to spot areas that need expansion and avoid duplication.

You can choose to author content in your source content, and/or using the rich authoring environment of the Document! X Content File editor. This flexibility allows you to include basic documentation in the source code and use the rich Document! X Content File editor to author extended content; or you chose some other approach that makes sense for your particular authoring workflow.

Demonstration Movies

These short movies provide a great way to discover what can be achieved using Document! X.

Documenting a Database

This short introductory movie will take you through the process of creating a new Document! X Project for a Database (7 minutes).

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Documenting a COM Component

This short introductory movie will take you through the process of creating a new Document! X Project for a COM Component or Type Library (6 minutes).

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Documenting an Xsd Schema

This movie will take you through the process of producing documentation from an XSD Schema file using Document! X. (10 mins)

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Documenting a Javascript Library

This movie will demonstrate how Document! X can be used to create documentation for Javascript, both simple javascript function libraries as well as javascript object models and jQuery plugins and widgets. (13 mins)

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Documenting a Web Service

This movie will take you through the process of producing documentation for a Web Service (SOAP or REST) using Document! X. (11 mins)

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Documenting .NET Assemblies

This introductory movie will take you through the process of creating a new Document! X Project for one or more Microsoft .NET Assemblies (13 minutes).

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Publishing to a web site, ftp server or network location

This movie demonstrates the new Publishing functionality introduced in 2015.1. Publishing makes it easy to publish output generated by Document! X or HelpStudio to a web server or network location. A range of publishing methods are supported; you can publish to an Azure web site, a web site running on IIS, a web site that supports uploading via ftp, or directly to a local network path. (11 mins)

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Finding Undocumented Items

This movie provides a quick introduction to finding items in a project that still require documentation by using the Undocumented Items tool. (4 mins)

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Using Document! X with Visual Studio 2010

This movie demonstrates how Document! X integrates with Visual Studio 2010 and how it can become part of a routine development documentation workflow (5 mins).

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Introduction to Source Control

This video provides a demonstration on how to enable Source Control functionality, add a project to Source Control and access Source Control features in a Source Control enabled project. (6 mins)

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Automatic optimization for Tablet and Mobile devices

This video demonstrates how the Responsive Output feature allows you to generate content that automatically adapts to the device type of the browser, providing an optimal experience for Mobile, Tablet and Desktop users from a single output. (5 mins)

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Introduction to Localization features

This video will demonstrate how to use the localization features by enabling localization and creating both an English and Japanese output from the Document! X .NET sample project (9 mins).

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Using Build Profiles to create multiple outputs

This short video provides a demonstration of how you can configure a project to create multiple outputs from a single source, with each output driven by a separate options defined in the Build Profile. (3 minutes)

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Single Source Build and Publish

Your documentation projects can be built to Browser Help, CHM (Html Help 1.x) or Microsoft Help Viewer (Visual Studio 2010-2015). All of the specific requirements for the different output formats are handled for your automatically and you can build all outputs from a single project. Automatic publishing makes it quick and simple to deploy the generated output to your web site, ftp server or network location.

Customization

The template based configuration that Document! X is based on makes it easy to:

  • Create new comment types for use in source code comments;
  • Adapt existing templates to match your existing corporate style and color scheme;
  • Customize Table of Contents definitions according to your requirements;
  • Fine tune the standard phrases and terminology used by Document! X to match your standards.

Authoring examples

The easy to use Example code designer included in the Content Editors makes adding multi-language examples a breeze. In-line or linked examples can be created and example code is automatically colorized in the generated output.

Localization

Document! X supports several different languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Russian)  for the phrases used in the generated output. All of the phrases and terminology in the generated output can be configured according to preference.

Document! X allows you to author content for multiple languages within a single project, showing you an embedded tip for the primary locale content when you are authoring in the Content File Editor for a secondary locale. If you use the Document! X and HelpStudio bundle you can export and import your localized content in XLIFF format; the industry standard for sending and receiving translation content from translation providers.

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