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Re: build and index page

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: build and index page
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 22:12:52 +0000 (UTC)

   I remember there being a command when using texinfo files with emacs
   where you can create a lead page of an info file that contains all
   `Menu:' listings.

Take a look at the Texinfo manual:

    File: texinfo,  Node: Updating Commands

You probably want to use the `texinfo-master-menu' command with a
prefix:  This command updates all the nodes and menus completely and
all at once.  

The command does not damage existing descriptions.  Also, note that
the command does not remove menus that are in the wrong place -- that
may exist because of you formulated the document quite differently at
some earlier time.  You need to remove these menus.  (You can and
should leave regular menus in the right places; these will be updated
if they exist; if they don't exist, they are created.)


      The `texinfo-master-menu' command is the primary command:

    `C-c C-u m'
    `M-x texinfo-master-menu'

         Create or update a master menu that includes all the other
         menus (incorporating the descriptions from pre-existing
         menus, if any).

         With an argument (prefix argument, `C-u,' if interactive),
         first create or update all the nodes and all the regular
         menus in the buffer before constructing the master menu.
         (*Note The Top Node and Master Menu: The Top Node, for more
         about a master menu.)

         For `texinfo-master-menu' to work, the Texinfo file must have
         a `Top' node and at least one subsequent node.

         After extensively editing a Texinfo file, you can type the

              C-u M-x texinfo-master-menu
              C-u C-c C-u m

         This updates all the nodes and menus completely and all at

    Robert J. Chassell                  address@hidden
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