Latest available unstable version (for KDE Frameworks 5): 3.0 beta 1
Latest available stable version for KDE4: 2.1.3
What is Kile?
Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor by KDE.
Kile is available for many architectures and operating systems such as PC, Mac, and BSD, including Linux and Microsoft Windows.
The main features are:
- Compile, convert and view your document with one click.
- Auto-completion of (La)TeX commands
- Templates and wizards make starting a new document very little work.
- Easy insertion of many standard tags and symbols and the option to define (an arbitrary number of)
user defined tags.
- Inverse and forward search: click in the DVI viewer and jump to the corresponding
LaTeX line in the editor, or jump from the editor to the corresponding page in the viewer.
- Finding chapter or sections is very easy, Kile constructs a list of all the chapter etc.
in your document. You can use the list to jump to the corresponding section.
- Collect documents that belong together into a project.
- Easy insertion of citations and references when using projects.
- Flexible and smart build system to compile your LaTeX documents.
- QuickPreview, preview a selected part of your document.
- Easy access to various help sources.
- Advanced editing commands.
Check out the screenshots
section for some visual impressions.
Kile can run natively on Microsoft Windows. Installation instructions can be found