The Kile Handbook

Jonathan Pechta

Federico Zenith

Holger Danielsson

Thomas Braun

Michel Ludwig

Felix Mauch

Revision 2.1 (May 22, 2011)

Kile is a TEX and LATEX source editor and shell.


Table of Contents

1. Preface
Requirements
Intended Audience
2. Introduction
Basic facts
About Kile
Kile and the Kate Editor Component
What is LATEX?
How do you pronounce it? Why that strange typesetting?
LATEX 101
Kile's Main Features
QuickStart Wizard
Predefined Templates
Syntax Highlighting
Auto-Completion of Environments
Jump to Structure Element
Inverse Search
Forward Search
The Toolbar
3. Quickstart
Writing a LATEX Document with Kile for Beginners
Environments
Using Kile
DVI Files
Viewing a DVI
Printing a DVI
Converting DVI files
Forward Search between Kile and Okular
Inverse Search between Kile and Okular
Resolving Errors
4. Starting a New Document
Templates
Create a New Template
Configuring Automatic Substitutions
Create a Template from the Wizard
Creating a Template from any File
Removing a Template
5. Editing LATEX Documents
The LATEX Reference
Cursor Movements
Brackets
Highlighting
Bullets
Select
Select LATEX commands
Delete
Environment
TEX Group
Double Quotes
Smart Newline
Smart Tabulator
6. Code Completion
Automatic Environment Completion
LATEX Commands
Environments
Abbreviations
Abbreviations
Autocompletion Modes
LATEX Commands
Document Words
Writing Own Completion Files
7. Wizards and Dialogs
QuickStart Wizard
Include Graphics
Arrays and tabulars
Inserting floating elements
Inserting Math environments
PostScript® Utilities
Document Statistics
8. Special Tags in LATEX
Using the LATEX Tag Library
Using Bibitems
User-Defined Tags
Placeholders in User-Defined Tags
9. The Build Tools
Compiling, converting and viewing
BibTEX
MetaPost and Asymptote
PDFLATEX
LATEX to Web
Passing Command-Line Parameters
Quick Preview
Selection Mode
Environment Mode
Subdocument Mode
Mathgroup Mode
Quick Preview in Bottom Bar
Graphic File Formats
LATEX and PDFLATEX
Graphics Conversion
Use the right File for the right Graphic
EPS Graphics
LATEX and EPS Graphics
The PostScript® Way of Kile
The PostScript® Way and Bitmap Graphics
PDFLATEX and EPS Graphics
Master Document
Error Handling
The Watch File Mode
10. Navigating the LATEX Source
Using the Structure View
Using the Context Menu
Updating the Structure View
Bookmarks
11. Projects
Working with Projects
Creating a Project
The Files and Projects View
Adding and Removing Files
Archiving your Project
Project Options
Closing a Project
12. Document Encoding
The ucs Package
XeLaTeX
CJK Support
CJK Troubleshooting
How do I input CJK in Unicode?
13. Scripting
Scripting in Kile
API Reference
14. Help
Help Documents
Context Sensitive Help
Searching for Keywords
User Defined Help
15. Credits and License