I've been recently using ant from within IDEA a bit more extensively, and I
found the documentation in that area to be insufficient, to the point of
making some features unusable.
I was looking for a way to add a classpath to ant's execution, but couldn't
figure out what "the Build File Properties dialog" is (I tried adding the
path to the project's classpath...). I finally, accidentally, found that
dialog. The whole explanation about the properties dialog is missing (how to
get to the dialog and what everything in it means). Maybe a drawing of the
ant tool window with explanations about all the "little details" would be
I also couldn't find how to open the ant tool window with a keyboard
shortcut (is there such a shortcut?).
Hope you fix it for others to come.