ARCHIVED: In Emacs, how do I insert a page break?

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In most Emacs configurations, to insert a page break, press:

  C-q C-l

The above command may not work because key mappings and terminal types differ among users. The sure way to insert a page break is to type the command sequence below:

  M-x quoted-insert RET C-l

After you press the Enter key (denoted by RET in the above command) your cursor will reappear in the Emacs buffer beside your text. Once you enter C-l (the letter l), you should see ^L beside the line of text where you entered this command. This is the page break symbol. You can insert many other control sequence codes this way.

If you're not sure how to issue these commands in Emacs, see How keystrokes are denoted in Emacs

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