implicitly raise and lower the hierarchical level of following
chapters, sections and the other sectioning commands (excluding parts).
That is, the
@raisesections command changes sections to
chapters, subsections to sections, and so on. Conversely, the
@lowersections command changes chapters to sections, sections
to subsections, and so on. Thus, a
@raisesections command, and vice versa.
As a practical matter, you generally only want to raise or lower large
chunks, usually in external files.
You can use
@lowersections to include text written as an outer
or standalone Texinfo file in another Texinfo file as an inner,
included file (see Include Files). Typical usage looks like this:
@lowersections @include somefile.texi @raisesections
@raisesections, all the subsequent
sections in the main file would also be lowered.)
If the included file being lowered has a
@top node, you’ll
need to conditionalize its inclusion with a flag (see
Any menus in the final result have to take the raising and lowering
into account, so arbitrarily sprinkling
@lowersections commands throughout the document will likely
lead to errors (unless the menus in your document are all generated
Repeated use of the commands continues to raise or lower the
hierarchical level a step at a time. An attempt to raise above
‘chapter’ reproduces chapter commands; an attempt to lower below
‘subsubsection’ reproduces subsubsection commands. Also, lowered
subsubsections and raised chapters will not work with
texi2any’s feature of implicitly determining node pointers,
since the menu structure cannot be represented correctly.
on a line of its own.