makeinfo program has a feature for automatically creating
node pointers for a hierarchically organized file that lacks
When you take advantage of this feature, you do not need to write the
`Next', `Previous', and `Up' pointers after the name of a node.
However, you must write a sectioning command, such as
@section, on the line immediately following each truncated
@node line. You cannot write a comment line after a node
line; the section line must follow it immediately.
In addition, you must follow the `Top'
@node line with a line beginning
@top to mark the `Top' node in the file. See section
Finally, you must write the name of each node (except for the `Top' node) in a menu that is one or more hierarchical levels above the node's hierarchical level.
This node pointer insertion feature in
makeinfo is an
alternative to the menu and pointer creation and update commands in
Texinfo mode. (See section Updating Nodes and Menus.) It is especially
helpful to people who do not use GNU Emacs for writing Texinfo