The :left CSS page pseudo-class matches any left page when printing a document. It allows you to describe the styling of left-side pages.

/* Selects the content on the left-hand pages while printing */
@page :left {
  margin: 2in 3in;

Whether the page is left or right is decided 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 and if it has a major writing direction of right-to-left then it will be a :left page.

Note: You can't change all CSS properties. You can only change the margin, padding, border, and background properties of the page box. All other CSS properties will be ignored, and only the page box, not the document content on the page, will be affected.




@page :left {
  margin: 2in 3in;


Specification Status Comment
CSS Paged Media Module Level 3
The definition of ':left' in that specification.
Working Draft No change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of ':left' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? (Yes) No support 8.0 9.2 ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) No support ? ? ?

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