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Documentation for Eclipse SDK releases is available in PDF form from eclipse.org. Obtaining PDF documentation for other Eclipse software, or for non-release builds is a bit more involved.
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PDF documentation is only available for Eclipse [https://www.eclipse.org/documentation/ 3.1], but is no longer available for new releases.
  
 
When you download Eclipse code, documentation is provided in the  form of HTML files, made accessible through a table of contents  contained in a file called <tt>toc.xml</tt>. The contents of the HTML  files can be browsed and searched easily with the Eclipse help system (see '''Help &gt; Help Contents'''). The same information can be found online at the Eclipse documentation Web site.
 
When you download Eclipse code, documentation is provided in the  form of HTML files, made accessible through a table of contents  contained in a file called <tt>toc.xml</tt>. The contents of the HTML  files can be browsed and searched easily with the Eclipse help system (see '''Help &gt; Help Contents'''). The same information can be found online at the Eclipse documentation Web site.

Latest revision as of 14:33, 10 September 2015

PDF documentation is only available for Eclipse 3.1, but is no longer available for new releases.

When you download Eclipse code, documentation is provided in the form of HTML files, made accessible through a table of contents contained in a file called toc.xml. The contents of the HTML files can be browsed and searched easily with the Eclipse help system (see Help > Help Contents). The same information can be found online at the Eclipse documentation Web site.

Converting HTML to PDF form is somewhat labor-intensive. Although tools are available, such as HTMLDOC, to automatically convert HTML to PDF, the exact selection of files to include in the PDF and in what order requires some extra work. The best approach is to start with the toc.xml file and either write a conversion script or develop an Eclipse plug-in, as is done in the tocviewer plug-in used to write this book.

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This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.

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