This is the official manual for the latest Org-mode release.
The Texinfo export back-end by default converts description lists in the Org
file using the default command
@table, which results in a table with
two columns. To change this behavior, specify
vtable attributes. For more information,
see Two-column Tables.
The Texinfo export back-end by default also applies a text highlight based on
the defaults stored in
org-texinfo-table-default-markup. To override
the default highlight command, specify another one with the
Org syntax is limited to one entry per list item. Nevertheless, the Texinfo
export back-end can split that entry according to any text provided through
:sep attribute. Each part then becomes a new entry in the first
column of the table.
The following example illustrates all the attributes above:
#+ATTR_TEXINFO: :table-type vtable :sep , :indic asis - foo, bar :: This is the common text for variables foo and bar.
@vtable @asis @item foo @itemx bar This is the common text for variables foo and bar. @end table