MadCap Software

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MadCap Software
IndustryComputer software
Founded2005; 15 years ago (2005)
San Diego, California
HeadquartersSan Diego, California
ProductsHelp authoring tool technical documentation

MadCap Software is an American computer software firm headquartered in San Diego, California that creates help authoring tools and solutions for technical writers and documentations teams. Several principal managers, software engineers, and support personnel were recruited from rival firms, such as Adobe Systems and Macromedia, to found MadCap Software.[1] MadCap's authoring tools are all based on xHTML.


Some of MadCap Software's founders were associated with eHelp and its core product, RoboHelp, a help authoring tool. After it was bought by Macromedia in 2003, the eHelp developers were laid off. MadCap co-founder Bjorn Backlund had headed the RoboHelp development team. He saw an opportunity to compete with RoboHelp by rewriting the program using XML and expanding the software. MadCap's founding CEO, Anthony Olivier, had been eHelp's CEO.[2]


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  1. ^ "MadCap Software About Us". MadCap Software. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Outsourced but not outdone | The San Diego Union-Tribune". Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  • Hall, Mark (January 8, 2007), "Authoring tools tussle will get rowdier later this year", Computerworld, 41 (2): 10

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