The :left CSS pseudo-class, used with the @page at-rule, represents all left-hand pages of a printed document.

/* Selects any left-hand pages when printing */
@page :left {
  margin: 2in 3in;

Whether a given page is "left" or "right" is determined by the major writing direction of the document. For example, if the first page has a major writing direction of left-to-right then it will be a :right page; if it has a major writing direction of right-to-left then it will be a :left page.

Note: This pseudo-class can be used to change only the margin, padding, border, and background properties of the page box. All other properties will be ignored, and only the page box, not the document content on the page, will be affected.




Setting a margin for left-hand pages

@page :left {
  margin: 2in 3in;


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Left-hand page pseudo-class (:left) 6 12 No 8 9.2 5.1
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
Left-hand page pseudo-class (:left) ≤37 18 No 10.1 6 1.0

See also

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