page-break-after

Warning: This property has been replaced by the break-after property.

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

/* Keyword values */
page-break-after: auto;
page-break-after: always;
page-break-after: avoid;
page-break-after: left;
page-break-after: right;
page-break-after: recto;
page-break-after: verso;

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

This property applies to block elements that generate a box. It won't apply on an empty <div> that won't generate a box.

Syntax

Values

auto
Initial value. Automatic page breaks (neither forced nor forbidden).
always
Always force page breaks after the element.
avoid
Avoid page breaks after the element.
left
Force page breaks after the element so that the next page is formatted as a left page.
right
Force page breaks after the element so that the next page is formatted as a right page.
recto
If pages progress left-to-right, then this acts like right. If pages progress right-to-left, then this acts like left.
verso
If pages progress left-to-right, then this acts like left. If pages progress right-to-left, then this acts like right.

Page break aliases

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

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

page-break-after break-after
auto auto
left left
right right
avoid avoid
always page

Formal definition

Initial valueauto
Applies toblock-level elements in the normal flow of the root element. User agents may also apply it to other elements like table-row elements.
Inheritedno
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

auto | always | avoid | left | right | recto | verso

Examples

Setting a page break after footnotes

/* move to a new page after footnotes */
div.footnotes {
  page-break-after: always;
}

Specifications

Specification
CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1 (CSS Logical Properties 1)
# page
Proposals for the future of CSS Paged Media
# page-break-after

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also