@smallbook: Printing “Small” Books
By default, TeX typesets pages for printing in an 8.5 by 11 inch format. However, you can direct TeX to typeset a document in a 7 by 9.25 inch format that is suitable for bound books by inserting the following command on a line by itself at the beginning of the Texinfo file, before the title page:
(Since many books are about 7 by 9.25 inches, this command might better
have been called the
@regularbooksize command, but it came to be
@smallbook command by comparison to the 8.5 by 11
If you write the
@smallbook command between the
start-of-header and end-of-header lines, the Texinfo mode TeX
region formatting command,
texinfo-tex-region, will format the
region in “small” book size (see Start of Header).
@small…, for information about commands that make
it easier to produce examples for a smaller manual.
See Format with
texi2dvi, and Preparing for TeX,
for other ways to format with
@smallbook that do not require
changing the source file.