Most Text_Io implementations do this.
Because Control-L ASCII 12 is the Form Feed character.
Most printers interpret this correctly and move to the
top of the next page.
For CRT screens there usually isn't the notion of a page,
so using the New_Page procedure doesn't make a lot of
As Jacob pointed out, if you need this kind of functionality
for a screen then use a different package.
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of neil duffin
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 5:05 PM
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> Subject: Ada Question
> Can anyone tell me why using procedure Text_IO.New_Page puts a symbol
> on the screen instead of starting a new page. Is there an easy way to
> start a new page when outputting to screen.
> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
> Neil Duffin
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