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Pagebreaks in a text file

Shital Kapadia
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Joined: Jul 19, 2002
Posts: 34
Does anyone know of a way to insert a page break in a text file that is being generated by a java program so that when that file is opened in word, each piece of information gets printed on a separate page.
Many Thanks,
Shital Kapadia
Arun Boraiah
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Joined: Nov 28, 2001
Posts: 233
Hi Shital,
'\014' is a escape character for page break. Hence you can use the same to get the page break. I have written a sample programe. Run the same redirecting output to a file. that is use the following command after compiling
java PageBreak > text.txt
and open the test.txt in MS-word you will get what you wanted.
public class PageBreak
public static void main(String args[])
System.out.println("First Page");
System.out.println( "\014" );
System.out.println( "Second Page");

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