Inside a node you can create a template for a menu and position point within it with the `C-c C-p i' (para-insert-menu) command. You can type your entries in the menu. Then you can create nodes for each entry. Each node uses the node name for the entry and uses the text from the description for the section title. This way you can use the menu as an outline and then expand on the outline in each node.
This provides an alternative method for writing Para documents than the method that uses the node and menu updating commands for creating or updating node pointers and menus. The one method is a `top down' writing technique; the other is a `bottom up' technique. Or you can combine the two techniques.
C-c C-p i para-insert-menu insert a Texinfo menu template and position point in it
C-c C-p e para-menu-explode create new node and section headers at the end of the current node, using the existing menu for the names of the nodes and for the titles for the sections
For more information about `para-menu-explode', see section Expanding an Outline.