CSS page-break-before Property

CSS page-break-before property adjusts page breaks before the current element.

Usages

The following table outline the usages and version history of this property.

Default value: auto
Applies to: Block-level elements
Inherited: No
Version: CSS2
JavaScript Syntax: object.style.pageBreakBefore = "avoid"

Syntax

Here is a syntax for the CSS page-break-before property

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

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
auto Default. Automatic page-break
always page-break insert before the element
avoid If possible avoid page-break before the element
left page-break insert before the element so that next page is formatted as a left page
right page-break insert before the element so that next page is formatted as a right page
initial Sets default value of this property
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

Examples

The example below shows to sets page-break-before property.

 @media print {   section {     page-break-before: always;   } }

Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1+
  • Internet Explorer 4+
  • Opera 7+
  • Safari 1.2+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.