API Javadoc path in Mac Leopard


I recently changed to IDEA so I'm still learning but I searched in Google and in the forums for some hours and I can't get this thing working.

I have a Mac Leopard with Java 1.5.0 and IDEA 7.0.3 build 7757. I need to be able to check out the API javadoc from within IDEA. ^J doesn't show the doc.

I tried to put in "IntelliJ IDEA > Preferences > Project Settings > JavaDoc Paths" the JAR's with the API with no success, in this case: /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5.0/Home/docs.jar & appledocs.jar

I also tried with: /Developer/Documentation/DocSets/com.apple.ADC_Reference_Library.Java15APIReference.docset/Contents/Resources/Documents/documentation/Java/Reference/1.5.0/doc/api/index.html

No success.

Any help is welcome.

Thanks in advance.


Edited by: Ricardo Navarro Vásquez on May 7, 2008 3:24 PM

1 comment

It seems that IDEA can't read JAR's with documentation, just like Apple provides.
Unzip the JAR's and use the HTML's.

The solution, as supplied from the support team (great service):


"Hello Ricardo,

The path should point to a directory with the documentation (/api
subdirectory), not to the jar. As it opens in the browser, which
cannot display pages from inside the jar."


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