The number of permanent blank lines to insert. If you do not type a number, or if the number you type is 1, only one line is inserted.


To insert one or more permanent lines in a file:  

    1. Type N in the line command area of the line that the inserted line is to follow. If you want to insert more than one line, type a number greater than 1 after the N command.  
    2. Press Enter.
    3. The lines are inserted.

The lines are inserted as permanent blank lines, unlike the I command, which inserts the lines as temporary blank lines. Whether you use the lines created by N or not, they will remain as data lines within the edit file.

Blank lines created by N are zero-length lines, and do not utilize the contents of the MASK line, even if a non-blank MASK line is defined.

Key-Mapping the N command

Users of character-mode text editors usually create new blanks lines by pressing the Enter key. While this is possible to do in SPFLite, it is more common for the 'normal' SPFLite Enter key to be mapped to the (NewLine) function. If you would like a key to easily create new blank lines, a suggested mapping is to put the line command {N} in the entry for Ctrl-Enter in the KeyMap. Ctrl-Enter is easy to type on most keyboards, and is a good compromise for this function.

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