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    Default Question about formatting output

    In the following program the output is being written all on one line. I added line separators "/n". Why are they not working?


    import javax.swing.*;
    import java.io.*;
     
    public class Monthly_pay
    {
    	static final double FED_TAX = .15;
    	static final double STATE_TAX = .035;
    	static final double SS_TAX = .0575;
    	static final double MEDICARE = .0275;
    	static final double PENSION = .05;
    	static final double HEALTH_INS = 75.00;
     
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    	{
    		String name, grossPay;
    		double netPay, dGrossPay, fedTax, stateTax, ssTax, medicare, pension, healthIns;
     
    		JOptionPane jop = new JOptionPane();
     
    		name = jop.showInputDialog("Please enter the employee name: ");
    		grossPay = jop.showInputDialog("Please enter the employee's gross pay: ");
     
    		dGrossPay = Double.parseDouble(grossPay);
     
    		fedTax = dGrossPay * FED_TAX;
    		stateTax = dGrossPay * STATE_TAX;
    		ssTax = dGrossPay * SS_TAX;
    		medicare = dGrossPay * MEDICARE;
    		pension = dGrossPay * PENSION;
    		netPay = dGrossPay - (fedTax + stateTax + ssTax + medicare + pension + HEALTH_INS);
     
     
    		jop.showMessageDialog(null, "Here is the break down of" + " "  + name + "'s" + " " +
    									"monthly pay. " + "/n"
    									+ "Gross pay: $" + String.format("%.2f", dGrossPay) + "/n"
    									+ "Federal Tax: $" + String.format("%.2f", fedTax) + "/n"
    									+ "State Tax: $" + String.format("%.2f", stateTax) + "/n"
    									+ "Social Security Tax: $" + String.format("%.2f", ssTax) + "/n"
    									+ "Medicare / Medicade: $" + String.format("%.2f", medicare) + "/n"
    									+ "Pension Plan: $" + String.format("%.2f", pension) + "/n"
    									+ "Health Insurance: $" + String.format("%.2f", HEALTH_INS) + "/n"
    									+ "Net Pay: $" + String.format("%.2f", netPay));
     
    		System.exit(0);
     
     
    	}
    }

    Thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: Question about formatting output

    Do the /n characters print on the output? That would mean that they are ordinary characters and not the escaped newline character. The escape character is \

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    LOL DUH?
    Thanx!!!! or should I say thanx \\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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