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### 19.8 TeX Formatting Requirements Summary

Every Texinfo file that is to be input to TeX must begin with a `\input` command:

```\input texinfo
```

This instructs TeX to load the macros it needs to process a Texinfo file.

Every Texinfo file must end with a line that terminates TeX’s processing and forces out unfinished pages:

```@bye
```

Strictly speaking, these two lines are all a Texinfo file needs to be processed successfully by TeX.

Usually, however, the beginning includes a `@settitle` command to define the title of the printed manual, a title page, a copyright page, permissions, and a table of contents. Besides `@bye`, the end of a file usually includes indices. (Not to mention that most manuals contain a body of text as well.)