@part: Groups of Chapters
The final sectioning command is
@part, to mark a part of
a manual, that is, a group of chapters or (rarely) appendices. This
behaves quite differently from the other sectioning commands, to fit
with the way such “parts” are conventionally used in books.
@node command is associated with
@part. Just write
the command on a line by itself, including the part title, at the
place in the document you want to mark off as starting that part. For
@part Part I:@* The beginning
As can be inferred from this example, no automatic numbering or
labeling of the
@part text is done. The text is taken as-is.
Because parts are not associated with nodes, no general text can
@part line. To produce the intended output, it
must be followed by a chapter-level command (including its node).
Thus, to continue the example:
@part Part I:@* The beginning @node Introduction @chapter Introduction ...
In the TeX output, the
@part text is included in both the
normal and short tables of contents (see Contents), without a page
number (since that is the normal convention). In addition, a “part
page” is output in the body of the document, with just the
@part text. In the example above, the
@* causes a
line break on the part page (but is replaced with a space in the
tables of contents). This part page is always forced to be on an odd
(right-hand) page, regardless of the chapter pagination
In the HTML output, the
@part text is similarly included in
the tables of contents, and a heading is included in the main document
text, as part of the following chapter or appendix node.
In the XML and Docbook output, the
<part> element includes all
the following chapters, up to the next
containing chapters is also closed at an appendix.
In the Info and plain text output,
@part has no effect.
@part is ignored when raising or lowering sections (see next
section). That is, it is never lowered and nothing can be raised to it.