I used to use the feature almost daily in IDEA 4.5 where I would reformat javadoc blocks so that they are re-wordwrapped and re-aligned and re-spaced for the javadoc block only, but it doesn't work in IDEA 5.
To do this I would highlight the javadoc block and pick to reformat code.
Ever since IDEA 5.0 you had to select the entire block of code that the javadoc applies to do get it to reformat the javadoc. This means you must highlight the ENTIRE method to reformat a method javadoc, or highlight the ENTIRE class to reformat a class javadoc. I've submitted this bug into JIRA and also e-mailed support about it several times and now 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 don't have it and I just downloaded the EAP today and it doesn't have it either.
Sometimes, for various reasons I don't want to reformat the entire file. Part of this is political b/c I can't change part of a file, and part of it is logistical because all changed lines of code have to go through a code examination process, and even though the changes are trivial, you now have tens or a hundred or more lines highlighed as change to scroll through to verify changes.
I shouldn't have to reformat an entire file just to rewrap some javadoc. I've tried the AutoFormat plugin some time back but it just didn't do what I wanted and certainly didn't follow the IDEA code style. Right now my only workaround is to either wordwrap by hand or just tolerate a complete file reformat. What can I do? Am I the only one who cares about this?