Chapter 4. The Menu Entries

The File Menu

FileNew (Ctrl+N)

This starts a new document in a new and independent editor window.

FileNew Window

Create another window containing the current document. All changes to the document in one window are reflected in the other window and vice versa.

FileOpen... (Ctrl+O)

Displays a standard KDE Open File dialog. Use the file view to select the file you want to open, and click on Open to open it.

FileOpen Recent

This is a shortcut to open recently saved documents. Clicking on this item opens a list to the side of the menu with several of the most recently saved files. Clicking on a specific file will open it in KatePart - if the file still resides at the same location.

FileSave (Ctrl+S)

This saves the current document. If there has already been a save of the document then this will overwrite the previously saved file without asking for the user's consent. If it is the first save of a new document the save as dialog (described below) will be invoked.

FileSave As... (Ctrl+Shift+S)

This allows a document to be saved with a new file name. This is done by means of the file dialog box described above in the Open section of this help file.

FileSave As with Encoding

Save a document with a new file name in a different encoding.

FileSave Copy As

Save a copy of the document with a new file name and continue editing the original document.

FileReload (F5)

Reloads the active file from disk. This command is useful if another program or process has changed the file while you have it open in KatePart.

FilePrint... (Ctrl+P)

Opens a simple print dialog allowing the user to specify what, where, and how to print.

FileExport as HTML

Save the currently open document as an HTML file, which will be formatted using the current syntax highlighting and color scheme settings.

FileClose (Ctrl+W)

Close the active file with this command. If you have made unsaved changes, you will be prompted to save the file before KatePart closes it.

FileQuit (Ctrl+Q)

This will close the editor window, if you have more than one instance of KatePart running, through the New or New Window menu items, those instances will not be closed.