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How to insert line break before an element using CSS?

  • Last Updated : 04 Apr, 2019

The white-space property is used to insert the line break before an element. This property controls the text wrapping and white-spacing.

Line break between the lines: The line break can be added between the line of text. The white-space: preline; is used to insert line break before an element.

Example 1:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Insert line break
        before an element
    </title>
      
    <!-- CSS style to insert line break
        before an element -->
    <style>
        p { 
            color:green;
            white-space: pre-line;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
      
    <h2>
        Insert line break before an 
        element
    </h2>
      
    <p>
        Data Structure
        Algorithm
        Computer Networks
        Web Technology
    </p>
</body>
  
</html>                    

Output:

Line-break between HTML Elements: The line-break between HTML elements can be added by using CSS properties. There are two methods to force inline elements to add new line.



  • Using display property: A block-level element starts on a new line, and takes up the entire width available to it.
  • Using carriage return character (\A): We can add a new-line by using the ::before or ::after pseudo-elements.

Example 2:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Insert line break and content
        before an element
    </title>
  
    <!--It adds the GeeksforGeeks
        A computer science portal -->
    <style>
        p::before {
            color:green;
            content: "GeeksforGeeks \A "
                "A computer science portal";
            display: block;
            white-space: pre;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
      
    <h2>
        Insert content and line break
        before an element
    </h2>
      
    <p>Data Structure</p>
    <p>Algorithm</p>
</body>
  
</html>                    

Output:

Example 3: This example uses carriage return character “\A” to add line break before an element.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Insert line break
        before an element
    </title>
  
    <!-- Style to add the line break -->
    <style>
        p::before {
            content: "\A";
            white-space: pre;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
      
    <h2>
        Insert line break
        before an element
    </h2>
      
    <p>Data Structure</p>
    <p>Algorithm</p>
    <p>Operating System</p>
</body>
  
</html>                    

Output:




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