3.4 The First Node

The first node of a Texinfo file is the Top node, except in an included file (see Include Files). The Top node should contain a short summary and a master menu. See The ‘Top’ Node and Master Menu for more information on the Top node contents and examples. Straight text before the Top node outside of any node should be avoided. Such text, if present, is not output for DocBook.

Here is a description of the node pointers to be used in the Top node:

See Installing an Info File, for more information about installing an Info file in the info directory.

It is usually best to leave the pointers off entirely and let the tools implicitly define them, with this simple result:

@node Top