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;

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.
Mediaas each of the properties of the shorthand:
  • visual: Value not found in DB!
  • paged: Value not found in DB!
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar



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

Formal syntax

auto | avoid



<div class="page">
  <p>This is the first paragraph.</p>
  <section class="list">
    <span>A list</span>
<!--       <li>two</li> -->
<!--     <li>two</li> -->
  <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>


.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;



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 compatibility


FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support112191871.3
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? Yes191 ? ? ?

1. Until Firefox 25, page-break-inside: avoid did not work with the height of a block.


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