CSS - widows



The widows property is used in paged media to control line breaks by specifying the minimum number of lines in a paragraph that should be left at the top of the page.

Possible Values

  • integer − Any length unit. Negative length values are not permitted for this property.

Applies to

All the Block level elements.

DOM Syntax

object.style.widows = "5";


Here is the example to create 4 lines at the bottom and 3 lines at the top of each page −

<style type="text/css">
   @page{orphans:4; widows:2;}