texi2pdf command is the
simplest way to create printable output. These commands are installed
as part of the Texinfo package.
In more detail, three major shell commands are used to print formatted output from a Texinfo manual: one converts the Texinfo source into something printable, a second sorts indices, and a third actually prints the formatted document. When you use the shell commands, you can either work directly in the operating system shell or work within a shell inside GNU Emacs (or some other computing environment).
If you are using GNU Emacs, you can use commands provided by Texinfo mode instead of shell commands. In addition to the three commands to format a file, sort the indices, and print the result, Texinfo mode offers key bindings for commands to recenter the output buffer, show the print queue, and delete a job from the print queue.
Details are in the following sections.
|• Use TeX:||Use TeX to format for hardcopy.|
|• Format with texi2dvi:||The simplest way to format.|
|• Format with tex/texindex:||Formatting with explicit shell commands.|
|• Print with lpr:||How to print.|
|• Within Emacs:||How to format and print from an Emacs shell.|
|• Texinfo Mode Printing:||How to format and print in Texinfo mode.|
|• Compile-Command:||How to print using Emacs’s compile command.|
|• Requirements Summary:||TeX formatting requirements summary.|
|• Preparing for TeX:||What to do before you use TeX.|
|• Overfull hboxes:||What are and what to do with overfull hboxes.|
|• @smallbook:||How to print small format books and manuals.|
|• A4 Paper:||How to print on A4 or A5 paper.|
|• @pagesizes:||How to print with customized page sizes.|
|• Cropmarks and Magnification:||How to print marks to indicate the size of pages and how to print scaled up output.|
|• PDF Output:||Portable Document Format output.|
|• Obtaining TeX:||How to obtain TeX.|