Every Texinfo file that is to be input to TeX must begin with a
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:
Strictly speaking, these two lines are all a Texinfo file needs to be processed successfully by TeX.
Usually, however, the beginning includes a
to define the title of the printed manual, a title page, a copyright
page, permissions, and a table of contents. Besides
end of a file usually includes indices. (Not to mention that most
manuals contain a body of text as well.)
For more information, see: