You can create new or change existing menus with a comfortable user menu configuration wizard found at → .
On the left side you will see an existing menu-tree. Like a standard menu, three different kinds of menu items are available:
standard menu entries, which are assigned to an action
submenus, which contain more menu items
separators, to get a visible structure of all entries.
To modify this menu, use the six buttons on the left side. More possible actions are available in the context menu of already existing menu items.
Each standard menu item is assigned to one of three action types, where each of them has different attributes, which could be set:
Text: Kile gives you the ability to make your own tags. A tag is similar to a shortcut that launches some command or writes frequently-used texts, e.g. Joe Sixpack often uses the sentences
Hi, I have been inserted .... This tag will be inserted at the current cursor position, when this action is called (see above). Metachars are also available (see Placeholders).
Insert file contents: Inserts the complete contents of a given file.
Execute an external program: The output of this program can be inserted into the opened document. Metachar
%Mis also possible in the command line of this program, as the selected text will be saved in a temporary file. Use
%Mfor the filename of this temporary file.
If some important information for an action is missing, menu items are colored red. This may be a nonexisting file
or a missing title for the menu entry, which will be shown with question marks as
If you open the context menu of such a red colored menu item, you will get an additional option for more information concerning this error.
More information may also be available using the What's this feature of most widgets.