PDF of Help???

Having searched the archives I see that this issue has been asked for many years.  Is there any possibility of having the help as a PDF instead of having to constantly click links to every little item in the help file?  I find myself having to spend more time clicking links then actually reading the help.   As a new user to IntelliJ (with the $600 license), making it difficult to even read through the documentation irritates me enough to look at MyEclipse instead for the future.

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Hello David,

Our Help content was not designed with sequential reading in mind; we've
once tried to export it into PDF format and got 1000 pages looking, frankly
speaking, like garbage. What are the specific topics that you would like
to learn about by reading the help?

Having searched the archives I see that this issue has been asked for
many years.  Is there any possibility of having the help as a PDF
instead of having to constantly click links to every little item in
the help file?  I find myself having to spend more time clicking links
then actually reading the help.   As a new user to IntelliJ (with the
$600 license), making it difficult to even read through the
documentation irritates me enough to look at MyEclipse instead for the
future.


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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I would like a compact overview that would allow someone to understand the basic concepts IntelliJ employs without having every detailed aspect of it in the same document.   For instance, a PDF with part of the Basic Concepts section: Project, Module, Facet, Library, Paths and Path Variables, with the addition of any knowledge base or other relevant information that can better flush out how those entities relate to each other.  The information in the sections for Creating and Managing Modules, Managing Facets, etc. should also be included when appropriate for this type of document.  There is just too many small tidbits of information spread out over multiple areas for someone new to IntelliJ to grasp the basics without being subjected to what appears to be a reference document.  If all these tidbits were organized in a single document I think it would drastically improve people's ability to get started with IntelliJ and rely on the current help system for the more advanced topics once they understand the basics.

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Hello devonie,

In fact right now we're creating a Wiki for information related to IntelliJ
IDEA, organized not in a reference form like the help system but rather in
a task-oriented form. I think such a document explaining the basic concepts
should definitely be added to this Wiki.

I would like a compact overview that would allow someone to understand
the basic concepts IntelliJ employs without having every detailed
aspect of it in the same document.   For instance, a PDF with part of
the Basic Concepts section: Project, Module, Facet, Library, Paths and
Path Variables, with the addition of any knowledge base or other
relevant information that can better flush out how those entities
relate to each other.  The information in the sections for Creating
and Managing Modules, Managing Facets, etc. should also be included
when appropriate for this type of document.  There is just too many
small tidbits of information spread out over multiple areas for
someone new to IntelliJ to grasp the basics without being subjected to
what appears to be a reference document.  If all these tidbits were
organized in a single document I think it would drastically improve
people's ability to get started with IntelliJ and rely on the current
help system for the more advanced topics once they understand the
basics.


--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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