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use of '\f' ?

Ken Ng
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Joined: Feb 14, 2004
Posts: 26
hi all,
Can anybody explain what exactly is '\f' (form feed).
What practical situations do we use it?
How to use it? Care to give some examples
Thank for the ans.
Howard Kushner
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Joined: Sep 19, 2003
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Sure. When used in a string that will be directed to a printer, it causes the succeeding output to begin on a new page, so it is like a page eject. It instructs the printer to begin the next output on a new page even if the previous page is not yet completely full. Does that help.?
For example:
"ABC\nDEF\nGHI\fXYZ"
will print ABC on the first line, DEF one the second line, GHI on the third line, and XYZ at the top of the next page.
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ABC
DEF
GHI

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XYZ


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