Notepad++ does not recognize ASCII Form Feed control characters

  • I have an application that dumps text based reports to a remote workstations, at multiple remote sites, in the event of a data center / primary database outage.

    These reports can then be printed locally, from the workstation.

    We are attempting to use the PrintAll functionality.

    Everything is working correctly, with one exception.

    We are sending an “ASCII 12” (Form Feed), at points where we want a new page inserted within a particular report, and again at the end of each report.

    But, Notepad++ is not picking up the ASCII Form Feed, and all reports / pages are running together.

    Is there a way to get Notepad++ to recognize the “ASCII 12” / “Form Feed”, so that the reports will print correctly?

    Thanks in advance,


  • @Joseph-Fisher
    Natively, I don’t think so and I’m not aware that there is a plugin available
    which might do this. Npp is not really a word processor.
    In theory, a python or lua script might be able to do what you want but therefore
    we would need more information what exactly is needed and what is provided.


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