The Tools Menu

This menu provides a number of actions that can be used to format the current document in a basic way.

Highlight Mode

This is set to Normal by default, but you can choose from numerous highlight modes for different document formats (such as HTML) and programming languages.

End of Line

The end-of-line characters as stored by KWrite should always be set according to the operating environment in which the documents will be used and distributed. Use this menu to choose UNIX, Windows/DOS, or Macintosh.


Text blocks can be indented by a certain amount, as defined under Settings -> Configure Editor… -> Editing. To indent the current text, either select Indent or press Ctrl + I. To undo one level of indentation, select Unindent or press Ctrl + Shift + I.