About the Documentation Organizer
Use the documentation organizer to locate and use documentation resources for Apple tools and technologies.
The documentation organizer is a full-featured viewer that manages documentation sets (also known as doc sets), to provide integrated searching and viewing of developer documentation. The organizer comprises a navigator area and a content area.
Click a navigator button to choose how you want to find documentation:
Browse the document hierarchy
Search for specific terms
Use bookmarks to return to documents you have viewed
Selecting a document opens it in HTML format in the content pane. If the document is available in PDF format, you can open the PDF version by choosing it in the related items menu.
The jump bar in the content area allows you to further explore the document and the library it’s in. Once you are comfortable with using the jump bar, you might find it convenient to choose Editor > Hide Navigator to increase the content display area.
A doc set is a standard OS X bundle that includes documentation files, binary indexes for the files and the symbols they contain, and other metadata. Xcode automatically installs the doc sets for key Apple developer libraries. You may be familiar with these libraries from the Apple Dev Centers. They include API reference, programming guides, tutorials, technical articles, man pages, help articles, and sample code. By default, Xcode installs updates for Apple doc sets as they become available.
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