When the PAUSE command is encountered in a procedure, VISTA prints the prompt 'PAUSE ' followed by the rest of the (optional) prompt which appears on the command line. The execution of the procedure is then stopped. While paused, you can enter any commands in the normal immediate mode of execution. To resume the procedure where it paused type the command CONTINUE. You do not need to type a command to permanently halt the procedure. If you give the command GO any previous pause state will be canceled, and VISTA will start the program from the beginning.
WARNING: ALWAYS place a PAUSE instruction on its own line in a procedure. A procedure which looks like
command 1 command 2; PAUSE; command 3 command 4will pause properly, but CONTINUE will start the procedure with command 4, not command 3.