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3.2 Texinfo File Header

Texinfo files start with at least two lines. These are the \input texinfo line and the @settitle line.

Also, if you want to format just part of the Texinfo file in Emacs, you must write the @settitle line between start-of-header and end-of-header lines. These start- and end-of-header lines are optional, but they do no harm, so you might as well always include them.

Any command that affects document formatting as a whole makes sense to include in the header. @synindex (see @synindex), for instance, is another command often included in the header.

Thus, the beginning of a Texinfo file looks approximately like this:

\input texinfo
@settitle Sample Manual 1.0

(See GNU Sample Texts for complete sample texts.)