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New Texinfo Mode Commands

Texinfo mode provides commands and features especially designed for working with Texinfo files. More than 20 new commands have been added, including commands for automatically creating and updating both nodes and menus. This is a tedious task when done by hand.

The keybindings are intended to be somewhat mnemonic.

Update all nodes and menus

The texinfo-master-menu command is the primary command:

C-c C-u m
M-x texinfo-master-menu
Create or update a master menu. With C-u as a prefix argument, first create or update all nodes and regular menus.

Update Pointers

Create or update `Next', `Previous', and `Up' node pointers.

See section Updating Nodes and Menus.

C-c C-u C-n
M-x texinfo-update-node
Update a node.
C-c C-u C-e
M-x texinfo-every-node-update
Update every node in the buffer.

Update Menus

Create or update menus.

See section Updating Nodes and Menus.

C-c C-u C-m
M-x texinfo-make-menu
Make or update a menu.
C-c C-u C-a
M-x texinfo-all-menus-update
Make or update all the menus in a buffer. With C-u as a prefix argument, first update all the nodes.

Insert Title as Description

Insert a node's chapter or section title in the space for the description in a menu entry line; position point so you can edit the insert. (This command works somewhat differently than the other insertion commands, which insert only a predefined string.)

See section Inserting Frequently Used Commands.

C-c C-c C-d
Insert title.

Format for Info

Provide keybindings both for the Info formatting commands that are written in Emacs Lisp and for makeinfo that is written in C.

See section Formatting for Info.

Use the Emacs lisp texinfo-format... commands:

C-c C-e C-r
Format the region.
C-c C-e C-b
Format the buffer.

Use makeinfo:

C-c C-m C-r
Format the region.
C-c C-m C-b
Format the buffer.
C-c C-m C-l
Recenter the makeinfo output buffer.
C-c C-m C-k
Kill the makeinfo formatting job.

Typeset and Print

Typeset and print Texinfo documents from within Emacs.

See section Formatting and Printing.

C-c C-t C-b
Run texi2dvi on the buffer.
C-c C-t C-r
Run TeX on the region.
C-c C-t C-i
Run texindex.
C-c C-t C-p
Print the DVI file.
C-c C-t C-q
Show the print queue.
C-c C-t C-d
Delete a job from the print queue.
C-c C-t C-k
Kill the current TeX formatting job.
C-c C-t C-x
Quit a currently stopped TeX formatting job.
C-c C-t C-l
Recenter the output buffer.

Other Updating Commands

The "other updating commands" do not have standard keybindings because they are used less frequently.

See section Other Updating Commands.

M-x texinfo-insert-node-lines
Insert missing @node lines using section titles as node names.
M-x texinfo-multiple-files-update
Update a multi-file document. With a numeric prefix, such as C-u 8, update every pointer and menu in all the files and then insert a master menu.
M-x texinfo-indent-menu-description
Indent descriptions in menus.
M-x texinfo-sequential-node-update
Insert node pointers in strict sequence.

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