The Texinfo export back-end uses a pre-defined scheme to convert Org headlines to equivalent Texinfo structuring commands. A scheme like this maps top-level headlines to numbered chapters tagged as
@chapter and lower-level headlines to unnumbered chapters tagged as
@unnumbered. To override such mappings to introduce
@part or other Texinfo structuring commands, define a new class in
org-texinfo-classes. Activate the new class with the ‘
TEXINFO_CLASS’ keyword. When no new class is defined and activated, the Texinfo export back-end defaults to the
If an Org headline’s level has no associated Texinfo structuring command, or is below a certain threshold (see Export Settings), then the Texinfo export back-end makes it into a list item.
The Texinfo export back-end makes any headline with a non-
APPENDIX’ property into an appendix. This happens independent of the Org headline level or the ‘
The Texinfo export back-end creates a menu entry after the Org headline for each regular sectioning structure. To override this with a shorter menu entry, use the ‘
ALT_TITLE’ property (see Table of Contents). Texinfo menu entries also have an option for a longer ‘
DESCRIPTION’ property. Here’s an example that uses both to override the default menu entry:
* Controlling Screen Display
:DESCRIPTION: Controlling Screen Display
The text before the first headline belongs to the Top node, i.e., the node in which a reader enters an Info manual. As such, it is expected not to appear in printed output generated from the ‘
.texi’ file. See (texinfo)The Top Node, for more information.