KileKile - an Integrated LaTeX Environment

Latest available unstable version (for KDE Frameworks 5): 3.0 beta 1
Latest available stable version for KDE4: 2.1.3

KileWhat 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 here.