The `C-c C-p d' (para-directory) command displays the first menu in the Para mode file in a temporary buffer called the `*Main Menu*' buffer. Usually, the first menu is the master menu.
C-c C-p d para-directory display the first menu in a special buffer
The `*Main Menu*' buffer has keybindings that are similar to the commands in the Para mode buffer; you can type just the single letter or the longer version of the command using control keys.
Use `C-n',`n', or SPC for `next-line' and `C-p', `p', or DEL for `previous-line'. Use `q' to bury the `*Main Menu*' buffer.
Here are the goto and reference commands:
m C-c C-p C-m para-main-menu-goto-node goto the node whose name is under the cursor. (parallel to `para-menu') r C-c C-p r para-main-menu-buffer-xref (based on `para-xref')
The `m' and `C-c C-p C-m' commands are bound to `para-main-menu-goto-node', which will jump you to the prompted for node in the Para Mode file. The default node is the node whose name is under the cursor; or you can type a node name (or just the beginning of one). This command is similar to `para-menu', which has the same keybinding in Para mode.
Also, in the `*Main Menu*' buffer, `r' and `C-c C-p r' are bound to `para-main-menu-buffer-xref', which inserts a Texinfo cross reference in the associated Para mode file at the current position of point in the Para mode file. When you type `r' or `C-c C-c C-r', you are offered the name of the node under the cursor as the default. This saves your having to type the name. This command is similar to `para-xref', which has the same keybinding in the Para mode file, except that this version of the command offers you default values depending on which node name the cursor is over. See section Cross References.
The `para-main-menu-buffer-xref' command takes an optional argument (prefix, if interactive, meaning you type `C-u C-c C-c C-r'.) When you execute the command with the optional argument, Emacs will prompt you for a topic description as well as for the node name.
The `para-main-menu-buffer-xref' command makes it easier to insert cross references, expecially when you cannot readily remember the node names.