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A client found an issue during the migration of an application into Visual COBOL managed code that uses character based screen displays in the SCREEN SECTION. In previous versions of Micro Focus COBOL (eg Net Express) if they had a single DISPLAY statement that was required to straddle 2 lines of code in the COBOL source, they were able to use the continuation character (-) in column 7 of the 2nd line to string both lines to be displayed as one. For example, note the following code, which has a continuation character in column 7 in the 2nd line of the text to be displayed: