A master menu is the main menu. It is customary to include a detailed menu listing all the nodes in the document in this menu.
Like any other menu, a master menu is enclosed in
@end menu and does not appear in the printed output.
Generally, a master menu is divided into parts.
@detailmenubefore the first one, and
@end detailmenuafter the last; otherwise,
makeinfowill get confused.
Each section in the menu can be introduced by a descriptive line. So long as the line does not begin with an asterisk, it will not be treated as a menu entry. (See Writing a Menu, for more information.)
For example, the master menu for this manual looks like the following (but has many more entries):
@menu * Copying Conditions:: Your rights. * Overview:: Texinfo in brief. …
* Command and Variable Index:: * General Index::
@detailmenu --- The Detailed Node Listing --- Overview of Texinfo * Reporting Bugs:: … …
Beginning a Texinfo File * Sample Beginning:: … … @end detailmenu @end menu