Generally, a Texinfo file contains more than the minimal beginning and end described in the previous section—it usually contains the six parts listed below. These are described fully in the following sections.
The Header names the file, tells TeX which definitions file to use, and other such housekeeping tasks.
The Summary and Copyright segment describes the document and
contains the copyright notice and copying permissions. This is done
The Title and Copyright segment contains the title and copyright
pages for the printed manual. The segment must be enclosed between
@end titlepage commands. The title and
copyright page appear only in the printed manual.
The ‘Top’ node starts off the online output; it does not appear in the printed manual. We recommend including the copying permissions here as well as the segments above. And it contains at least a top-level menu listing the chapters, and possibly a Master Menu listing all the nodes in the entire document.
The Body of the document is typically structured like a traditional book or encyclopedia, but it may be free form.
The End segment may contain commands for printing indices, and
closes with the
@bye command on a line of its own.