CSS - page-break-before


The page-break-before property indicates whether (and how many) page breaks should be allowed before an element's box.

The value of this property is not the sole factor in determining whether a page break should follow the element. This decision will also be affected by the value of page-break-after for a preceding element, and the value of page-break-inside for any ancestor elements.

Possible Values

  • auto − Page breaks should be neither forced nor prevented before the element's box.

  • always − A page break should be forced before this element's box.

  • avoid − No page break should be placed before the element's box if at all possible.

  • left − Force one or two page breaks before the element's box, such that the next page on which an element is printed will be a left-hand page.

  • right − Force one or two page breaks before the element's box, such that the next page on which an element is printed will be a right-hand page.

Applies to

All the block level elements.


Here is the example −

      <style type = "text/css">
         p{page-break-before: always;}

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      <button onclick = "myFunction()">Print this page</button>
         function myFunction() {

It will produce the following result −

For more detail please look into CSS Paged Media.