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Style pageBreakInside Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Avoid a page break inside the <p> element with id="footer":

document.getElementById("footer").style.pageBreakInside="avoid";

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Definition and Usage

The pageBreakInside property sets or returns the page-break behavior inside an element (for printing or print preview).

Note: The pageBreakInside property has no effect on absolutely positioned elements. The page break is only visible in a print preview or when printing.

Tip: Avoid page-break properties inside tables, floating elements, and block elements with borders.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The pageBreakInside property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: Firefox, Chrome, and Safari do not support the property value "avoid". 


Syntax

Return the pageBreakInside property:

object.style.pageBreakInside

Set the pageBreakInside property:

object.style.pageBreakInside="auto|avoid|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
auto Insert a page break inside the element if necessary. This is default
avoid Avoid a page break inside an element
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: auto 
Return Value: A String, representing the page-break behavior inside an element when printing
CSS Version CSS2


Related Pages

CSS reference: page-break-inside property


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