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LaTeX source code editor

Kile is a LaTeX source editor, TeX shell, and gnuplot frontend for KDE 3. It integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX. The principal LaTex tags can be inserted directly with the "LaTeX", "Math" and "Greek" menus, and LaTeX-related programs can be launched via the "Tools" menu. Kile includes a "structure view" of a document for easier navigation: by clicking on an item in the "Structure" frame, you can jump directly to the corresponding part of a document. The "Messages/Log File" frame lets users see information about processes and the logfile after a LaTeX compilation; The "Next Latex Error" and "Previous Latex Error" commands let you reach the LaTeX errors detected by Kile in the log file. The program also has a gnuplot front end.


Download version 2.1.3 (stable)
released on 23 September 2012


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey23 August 2002

Leaders and contributors

Jeroen Wijnhout Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Help Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer,Support Mailing List Info/Archive
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use KDE 3.1 or later
Required to use LaTeX

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 December 2016.


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