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TeXDoclet is a Java doclet implementation that generates a LaTeX file from you Java code documentation.

The doclet is based on the doclet originally created by Greg Wonderly of C2 technologies Inc. and its revision by Soeren Caspersen of XO Software.

Example outputs

Take a look at some example PDF documents which are generated by pdflatex from TeXDoclet LaTeX output :

Here are some excerpts from the report document class example :

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TeXDoclet.jar is all you need to create LaTeX file from your Java sources.

Latest version & Source Code

Github project site : http://github.com/doclet/texdoclet.

Instead of downloading the Java jar file you can also check out the latest TeXDoclet version by cloning the Git repository https://github.com/doclet/texdoclet.git :

git clone https://github.com/doclet/texdoclet.git

And compile the TeXDoclet.jar with maven2 from the project root directory :

mvn clean install

This generates the TeXDoclet.jar file in the target/ subdirectory.

New - Markdown Support

TeXDoclet integrates now Txtmark - Java markdown processor.

Forget about to write your javadoc in HTML ! Just simply write Markdown syntax like this (and put it in a <PRE format="md"> HTML tag) :

<PRE format="md">

some text some text some text some text some text some text some text 

##### Lists

- item1
    1. item11
    2. item12
- item1

##### Text formatting

_emphasis_ and __strong__ and some `code` :

    code line 1
    code line 2

some text some text some text some text some text some text some text


... and you will get the following pdflatex output :

Nothing could be simpler!


Generally a Java documentation is created with the javadoc tool (and its default doclet) that comes along with the Java JRE/JDK installation. To create a Java documentation with a doclet other than the default doclet you have to specify the doclet with the -docletpath and -doclet parameters of the javadoc tool :

javadoc -docletpath <path to doclet .jar file> -doclet <doclet class name>

According to this you have to set the path to the TeXDoclet.jar file and the class name org.stfm.texdoclet.TeXDoclet for the javadoc use with TeXDoclet doclet.

Assuming you have the following project structure :

<project root dir>
          <subpackages and java code> 
          <subpackages and java code>

Then the following example javadoc execution builds Javadoc documentation (in out.tex) from Java sources located in src/main/java subdirectory for all packages starting with org and com :

javadoc -docletpath path/to/TeXDoclet.jar \
    -doclet org.stfm.texdoclet.TeXDoclet \
    -noindex \
    -tree \
    -hyperref \
    -output out.tex \
    -title "My Title" \
    -author "My Name" \
    -sourcepath src/main/java \
    -subpackages org:com

Example javadoc calls

See createDocs.sh scripts in /examples subdirectory of the github project for more examples.

TeXDoclet output configuration

TeXDoclet doclet is configured by arguments passed to the doclet by the javadoc execution. There are a lot of defined parameters to affect the Latex document output. Print help to get a complete list of parameters you can pass to the TeXDoclet doclet :

Print help (TeXDoclet + javadoc help) :

javadoc -docletpath target/TeXDoclet.jar -doclet org.stfm.texdoclet.TeXDoclet

or (TeXDoclet help only) :

java -jar target/TeXDoclet.jar -h

-title <title>            A title to use for the generated output document.
-subtitle <title>         A subtitle for the output document. No -title will result in no title page.
-output <outfile>         Specifies the output file to write to. If none specified, the default is docs.tex in the current directory.
-docclass <class>         LaTeX2e document class, `report' is the default.
-doctype <type>           LaTeX2e document style, `headings' is the default.
-classfilter <name>       The name of a class implementing the ClassFilter interface.
-date <date string>       The value to use for the document date.
-author <author>          Specifies string to use for document Author.
-texinit <file>           LaTeX2e statements included before \begin{document}.
-texsetup <file>          LaTeX2e statements included after \begin{document} \maketitle (if title was specified).
-texintro <file>          LaTeX2e statements included after table of contents
-texfinish <file>         LaTeX2e statements included before \end{document}.
-texpackage <file>        LaTeX2e statements included before packages' \chapter.
-setup <file>             A setup file included before \begin{document}.
-twosided                 Print twosided.
-serial                   Do print Serializable information.
-nosummaries              Do print summaries of fiels, constructors and methods.
-nofieldsummary           Do not print field summaries
-noconstructorsummary     Do not print constructor summaries
-noinherited              Do not include inherited API information in output.
-shortinherited           Prints a short inheritance, only the member name (not the whole signature)
-noindex                  Do not create index.
-tree                     Create a class tree.
-treeindent <float>       Indent <float>cm i the class tree. Default is 1cm.
-hyperref                 Use the hyperref package.
-pdfhyperref              Use the hyperref package with pdf. Overrides -hypertex.
-version                  Includes version-tags .
-hr                       Prints horizontal rows in the output (to get a better? view).
-include                  Creates output in two seperated latex documents: one for the preamble part and another for the actual java documentation content.
-sectionlevel <level>     Specifies the highest level of sections (either "subsection", "section" or "chapter").
-imagespath               Path to the texdoclet_images dir (absolute or relative to the output document .tex file).
-tablescale <factor>      Scale factor to specify width of tables. Default value is 0.9.
-createpdf                Creates .pdf file from the .tex output file by using pdflatex tool.
-packageorder pkg1>,<fpkg2>,... Use a specific package order.
-classdeclrframe <fval>   Frame type parameter for class declaration code listing. Default is 'none'. See Latex Listings package documentation (lstlisting).
-methoddeclrframe <fval>  Frame type parameter for class declaration code listing. Default is 'none'. See Latex Listings package documentation (lstlisting).

How to use generated LaTeX documentation in your own document

If you want to use TeXDoclet output in your own LaTeX document, simply use option -include. Option -include produces two .tex files that you have to insert in your LaTeX document (for instance by using the \input{} LaTeX command) :

See example 4 in the /examples/example4_include subdirectory of the github project for more info.

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