Kile is a (La)TeX editor to edit (La)TeX source code. It runs on Unix-like systems including Mac OS X and Linux with the Qt libraries installed.

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How to set up inverse search with Okular and Kile

The title pretty much sums it up. I use the package srcltx in my documents. I am running Ubuntu with Kile 2.1 and Okular 0.8.2 as a viewer. I am pretty sure that inverse search should work, but I ...
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Configure kile and biblatex

How do people configure kile to work with biblatex? I have two bibliographies \begin{refsection} ... \end{refsection} \begin{refsection} ... \end{refsection} and to get this to compile I need to ...
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Kile will not work on Ubuntu (utf8x.def)

I just installed Kile on Ubuntu and I can't get it to work. Even just starting with one of the templates I continue to get the error: [PDFLaTeX]finished with exit code 1 /usr/share/texmf-texlive/...
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mathtools.sty not found in kile [closed]

How could I solve this following problem: 'mathtools.sty' not found .\usepackage I am using following packages: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{textcomp, amssymb} \usepackage{...
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Wordwrap in Kile?

I can't seem to wrap my words to the size of the window in the IDE Kile. This results in my line of LaTeX being very long and ridiculous and the kile window scrolling to the right. Any suggestions?
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building and viewing PDFs on Kile opens multiple instances of the same file

I've been a relatively long-time user of TeXnicCenter, and whenever I recompiled a tex file to PDF and viewed the output in that program, I would get an updated version of the PDF that was already ...
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Configure kile to enable inverse search function

I'm aware of the existence of another thread with almost the same title "How to set up inverse search with Okular and Kile", but it doesn't solve my problem (at least I think so). I'm using Kile (on ...
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Change what kile highlights/considers as math

Kile automatically highlights what is inside a math environment. Now, if I use an environment that I defined and that includes opening a math environment, this is not recognized by kile. Is it ...
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How to use kile with feynmf or feynmp?

Does somebody know how to teach kile to automatically do the additional steps for compiling Latex documents that contain Feynman diagrams produced with feynmf or feynmp? For what I know I have to ...
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How can I install Kile 2.1.0 spellcheck libraries other than English?

I need a french dictionary. At least, it would be nice to have any information on the location where kile stores its spell-checking dictionaries.
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What is a LaTeX root document?

I am using Kile on the system Ubuntu11.04 (and also a Kile user on Kubuntu 14.04). Whenever I am compiling a tex file with kile, it shows a message below: I have a book document with a Master.tex ...
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Insert code or text file in latex as is?

Question : How can I insert a txt file ( a source code) as such in latex without any change in indentation, tabs, formatting etc? Scenario : Consider I have a text file as below ( It is a part of a ...
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LaTeX ignoring tabs in verbatim

I need to write a whole bunch of pseudo code and I got annoyed using all the "\ >\=" with the \begin{tabbing} command, so I decided to use \begin{verbatim} instead. This was working fine for me until ...
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Kile and texlive 2012

Since I was not happy about the choice of texlive 2009 from Ubuntu repositories, I installed texlive 2012 manually from the website. Secondly, I like Kile to write, but when I try to install it, it ...
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How to auto indent latex code with Kile?

Is there a way for Kile to automatically correct the indentation of the latex code of an entire document? If yes, what is combination of keys (shortcut) or the menus that I should use? I made a ...
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Kile - autocompletion for bibtex entries

I would like to Kile autocomplete my citations, so when I type \citep{ a list with my bibliography entries pops up. I tried also by typing the first 3 letters of the entry key, and/or pressing Ctrl+...
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How can I view all the %TODO comments I have marked using Kile?

In my document I am leaving %TODO comments in order to get back at them at some time. How can I generate a list of them with their relevant information in Kile 2.0?
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Arara rule for log file scraping

Is there a script or arara rule that does log file scraping for messages about bad boxes, warnings, and obvious rerun messages and outputs this to stdout? It doesn't need to be perfect. I am looking ...
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Automatic update for pdf with Kile

How can I achieve that Kile updates the pdf automatically in certain intervals? Version: Kile 2.1.3 on Ubuntu 13.10
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Argument names for autocompletion in Kile

Let say I created the following command in my latex document \newcommand{\red}[1]{ \textcolor{red}{#1} } When working with the LaTeX editor Kile, the autocompletion gives me something like \red{...
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Kile and LuaLaTeX

After failing to compile some lualatex-code in texniccenter (see here: LuaLaTeX, TeXnicCenter, AdobeXI and Sumatra), I would like to compile a minimale example in kile. Where I can find the ...
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Unhelpful, misleading errors in amsmath environments

With the simple equation environment; \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} a \foo b \end{equation} \end{document} you can see a helpful error message, ...
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How to change the PDF previewer inside Kile?

I'm using a dev version of Kile to take advantage of the new PDF-preview feature (not the snippet-preview you find in Kile 2.1, a full preview feature similar to other modern LaTeX editors like ...
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Package biblatex Warning: No “backend” specified, using Biber backend

I am trying to compile a simple tex file but I get this warning and no bibliography printed out: Package biblatex Warning: No "backend" specified, using Biber backend. I am using Kile on Ubuntu 14....
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Error: \Undefined control sequence \setmainfont in Ubuntu 12.04

I am getting error on compiling following Latex code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Code2000} \begin{document} abc \end{document} Error: \Undefined control sequence \...
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Which is the role of invoking the default package in beamer?

In Kile, when one creates a new beamer presentation using the standard templates the file includes a call to the "default" package in the preamble: \usepackage{default} I am puzzled that commenting ...
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How to fix tikz.sty problem [closed]

I have installed ubuntu10.04 (32bit). My .tex editor is "kile2.1 beta 4". Whenever I compile the following command with kile shows an error 'tikz.sty' not found. \documentclass{article} \...
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Command line *before* \documentclass & relation with output-directory

This question has to do with changing the output directory on a file I am trying to compile (using Kile, though I hope the solution isn't editor-specific). If I type pdflatex -output-directory ...
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Explain the Kile LaTeX editor feature that deletes my root file text

My LaTeX Editor (Kile) is deleting most of my root file "master.tex" with a single mouse click in the wrong area. This is when I aim my mouse poorly to get the cursor at the beginning of a line. It ...
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What is the difference between install texlive through iso image and through apt-get in Ubuntu?

I'd like install TeX Live, but I'd like know the best option: download the ISO image or install through apt-get command: apt-get texlivefull. I am using Xubuntu 11.10. Is there a significant ...
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How to configure kile to run texlive 2011?

I install TeX Live 2011 in Linux, but i can not configure kile to run the TL11. Can you explain step by step, please? Solved: $gedit ~/.profile and digit PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-...
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Getting Not defining \perthousnad and Not defining \micro when compiling beamer with Kile

I have some experience using LaTeX with Miktex on windows, but am only taking baby steps in learning how to do it on Ubuntu. I am using Kile as IDE for making beamer presentations. The pdf file is ...
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Unable to use python.sty package

When compiling a .tex file that uses python.sty package and contains: \begin{python} ... \end{python} I keep getting an error: ./main.tex:33:I can't find file 'bin/main.py.out' \end{python} ...
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Why doesn't BibTeX work?

For some reason, I am not able to do any citations or even my bibliography. I get a "[BibTeX] finished with exit code 2" message when I compile in Kile. Yet, all seems to be ok in my bibliography. ...
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Is there a way to configure Kile to run a certain program?

Version: Kile 2.1 OS: Windows 7 SP1 I wanted to delete the files that Kile generates at the time it creates a .pdf file from a given .tex file. I can easily compile a program into a .exe file (say ...
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disable syntax highlighting in kile

In the \verbatim environment, the syntax highlighting is disabled default, e.g. a $ ist not recognized as beginning of the math mode. I add my own environtment (\rawtext) to the kile Verbatim ...
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Use a longtable in Lyx

The following compiles well in Kile but when imported into Lyx the title is duplicated and the "continued on next page" incorrectly appears at the end of the table. %% LyX 1.6.7 created this file. ...
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Return to Editor not working on Kile

Supposedly Ctrl + E is supposed to return from Okular to Kile, but when I press it nothing happens, even though I see that Ctrl + E is indeed listed as the shortcut for this command. I am working ...
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Show knitr-RNW document structure in Kile [closed]

When working with a knitr file (RNW document) on Kile the document structure isn't shown in the structure view, even though it contains a valid LaTeX structure of parts, sections etc. If I change the ...
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Kile vs WinEDT vs TexShop

Question 1. When I type \begin{document} What keyboard shortcut can I use to so TexShop/Kile/WinEDT will automatically type the following: \end{document} Question 2. How to do the following in WinEDT/...
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How to add custom strings to Kiles's »structure«-list

In Kile, some LaTeX commands are rendered bright red (\section, \begin, \end, \cite, …) as opposed to other commands that are displayed in brownish red (\textbf, \newline, \enlargethispage, …). In ...
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Kile document doesn't work well in WinEdt. How do I convert it?

If I save a document in Kile (on Linux) and and open it in WinEdt (Windows) my text is in a bad format. For example: If I have a kile document named main.tex (saved using the UTF-8 encoding) with: ...
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How to configure kile in texlive 2010?

How to configure kile in texlive 2010?
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How to create new shortcuts on kile?

The shortcut Alt + SHIFT + ( insert \left( \right) in line. How to create new shortcuts on kile to insert [] {}. Attention, than the plug-in kile.
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How to have columns of different sizes using tabularx and make table respect page height?

I am using Kile and I am trying to learn how to use tabularx to have tables that fit within the width of my pages. However, I have two big problems: I have to use X for column size and therefore ...
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How to change the color of text inside equation environments in Kile?

The default color of fonts and symbols inside the equation environments in Kile is pale green, which is not very pleasant to my eyes... Is there an easy way to change this?
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How to configure Kile to run arara

I'm working under Ubuntu and I have TeX Live 2015 installed. I need to know if it is possible to use arara with Kile, how to add a menu entry for it and finally how to run arara on projects.
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Kile: how to use shortcut to compile the root file directly?

I have several tex files to create a pdf. The root.tex use \input{} to import other tex files. While I'm editing other tex files, I want to compile my tex by using some shortcut instead of using ...
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Change editor font size in kile

I am using Kile 2.1.3 on Ubuntu 13.10. How can I change the editor font size? I went to "Configure Kile" > "Fonts & Colors" > "Font" > "Size" and changed it to 12. But that did not have any ...
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Where to find error in bibliography: “finished with exit code 2” bibtex [duplicate]

I obtained a finished with exit code 2 using kile when compiling the bibliography. I presume there is an error in how I've written the bibliography (.bib) file. Is there a sort of debugger which ...