Kile is a user friendly TeX/LaTeX authoring tool by KDE.


  • 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

Developed By


Thanks To:

  • Simon Martin
    KConfig XT, various improvements and bugfixing
  • Roland Schulz
    KatePart integration
  • Thorsten Lück
    Log Parsing
  • Jan-Marek Glogowski
    Find in Files dialog
  • Thomas Basset
  • Please consult the webpage for up to date translation credits.
  • Jonathan Pechta and Federico Zenith


Kile is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.