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page-break-inside

This property has been replaced by the break-inside property.

The page-break-inside CSS property adjusts page breaks inside the current element.

/* Keyword values */
page-break-inside: auto;
page-break-inside: avoid;

/* Global values */
page-break-inside: inherit;
page-break-inside: initial;
page-break-inside: unset;

Syntax

Values

auto
Initial value. Automatic page breaks (neither forced nor forbidden).
avoid
Avoid page breaks inside the element.

Page break aliases

The page-break-inside property is now a legacy property, replaced by break-inside.

For compatibility reasons, page-break-inside should be treated by browsers as an alias of break-inside. This ensures that sites using page-break-inside continue to work as designed. A subset of values should be aliased as follows:

page-break-inside break-inside
auto auto
avoid avoid

Formal definition

Initial value auto
Applies to block-level elements in the normal flow of the root element. User agents may also apply it to other elements like table-row elements.
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

auto | avoid

Examples

Avoiding page breaks inside elements

HTML

<div class="page">
  <p>This is the first paragraph.</p>
  <section class="list">
    <span>A list</span>
    <ol>
      <li>one</li>
<!--       <li>two</li> -->
    </ol>
  </section>
  <ul>
    <li>one</li>
<!--     <li>two</li> -->
  </ul>
  <p>This is the second paragraph.</p>
  <p>This is the third paragraph, it contains more text.</p>
  <p>This is the fourth paragraph. It has a little bit more text than the third one.</p>
</div>

CSS

.page {
  background-color: #8cffa0;
  height: 90px;
  width: 200px;
  columns: 1;
  column-width: 100px;
}

.list, ol, ul, p {
  break-inside: avoid;
}

p {
  background-color: #8ca0ff;
}

ol, ul, .list {
  margin: 0.5em 0;
  display: block;
  background-color: orange;
}

p:first-child {
  margin-top: 0;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Paged Media Module Level 3
The definition of 'page-break-inside' in that specification.
Working Draft Allows this property on more elements.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of 'page-break-inside' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
page-break-inside 1 12 19
19
Until Firefox 25, page-break-inside: avoid did not work with the height of a block.
8 7 1.3
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
page-break-inside 37 18 19
19
Until Firefox 25, page-break-inside: avoid did not work with the height of a block.
14 1 1.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/page-break-inside