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H. Refilling Paragraphs

The @refill command refills and, optionally, indents the first line of a paragraph.(11) The @refill command is no longer important, but we describe it here because you once needed it. You will see it in many old Texinfo files.

Without refilling, paragraphs containing long @-constructs may look bad after formatting because the formatter removes @-commands and shortens some lines more than others. In the past, neither the texinfo-format-region command nor the texinfo-format-buffer command refilled paragraphs automatically. The @refill command had to be written at the end of every paragraph to cause these formatters to fill them. (Both TeX and makeinfo have always refilled paragraphs automatically.) Now, all the Info formatters automatically fill and indent those paragraphs that need to be filled and indented.

The @refill command causes texinfo-format-region and texinfo-format-buffer to refill a paragraph in the Info file after all the other processing has been done. For this reason, you can not use @refill with a paragraph containing either @* or @w{ ... } since the refilling action will override those two commands.

The texinfo-format-region and texinfo-format-buffer commands now automatically append @refill to the end of each paragraph that should be filled. They do not append @refill to the ends of paragraphs that contain @* or @w{ ...} and therefore do not refill or indent them.


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