The `para-list-visited-nodes' command displays a list of the nodes you have visited in the Para mode file, most recent first. Thus, it is similar to the `para-directory' command, except this command lists only those nodes you have visisted. The nodes are displayed in a temporary buffer called the `*Recently Visited Nodes*' buffer.
To make the list, type:
C-c C-p l para-list-visited-nodes
The `*Recently Visited Nodes*' buffer has keybindings just like those in the `*Main Menu*' buffer.
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-goto-visited-node (parallel to `para-menu')
r C-c C-p r para-visited-xref (based on `para-xref')
The two commands are similar to the commands in the Para mode buffer.
The `para-goto-visited-node' command carries you to a node in the Para Mode file. It is like the `para-menu' command. In the `*Recently Visited Nodes*' buffer, the `para-goto-visited-node' command offers you the name of the node under the cursor as a default, so you can use the list as a menu. If the default name is what you want, just type RET; otherwise type the node name you wish. If you type just the beginning of the node name (in either upper or lower case) and then press TAB, Emacs will attempt to complete the name of the node, thereby saving keystrokes. But you can do this only for the node names in the list.
The `para-visited-xref' command inserts a cross reference in the current Para mode buffer at point in that buffer. You are prompted for a node name and offered, as a default, the name of the node under the cursor in the `*Recently Visited Nodes*' buffer. Completion is offered for other node names, but only for node names listed in the `*Recently Visited Nodes*' buffer.
The `para-visited-xref' command takes an optional argument (prefix, if interactive). 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-visited-xref' command makes it easier to insert cross references, expecially when you cannot readily remember the node names.