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
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 ‘TEXINFO_CLASS’ keyword.
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 :PROPERTIES: :ALT_TITLE: Display :DESCRIPTION: Controlling Screen Display :END:
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.