CSS page-break-after Property


Example

Always insert a page break after each <footer> element (when printing): 

@media print {
    footer {page-break-after: always;}
}


Definition and Usage

The page-break-after property sets whether a page break should occur AFTER a specified element.

Note: You cannot use this property on an empty <div> or on absolutely positioned elements. 

Default value: auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.pageBreakAfter="always"

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
page-break-after 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.2 7.0

Note: Internet Explorer and Firefox do not support the property values "left" or "right".


CSS Syntax

page-break-after: auto|always|avoid|left|right|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
auto Default. Automatic page breaks
always Always insert a page break after the element
avoid  Avoid page break after the element (if possible)
left Insert page breaks after the element so that the next page is formatted as a left page
right Insert page breaks after the element so that the next page is formatted as a right page
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: pageBreakAfter property



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