By default, TeX typesets pages for printing in an 8.5 by 11 inch format. However, you can direct TeX to typeset a document in a 7 by 9.25 inch format that is suitable for bound books by inserting the following command on a line by itself at the beginning of the Texinfo file, before the title page:
(Since regular sized books are often about 7 by 9.25 inches, this
command might better have been called the
command, but it came to be called the
@smallbook command by
comparison to the 8.5 by 11 inch format.)
If you write the
@smallbook command between the
start-of-header and end-of-header lines, the Texinfo mode TeX
region formatting command,
texinfo-tex-region, will format the
region in "small" book size (see section Start of Header).
The Free Software Foundation distributes printed copies of The GNU
Emacs Manual and other manuals in the "small" book size.
@smalllisp, for information about commands that make it easier
to produce examples for a smaller manual.