HTML DOM | Style pageBreakAfter Property

The Style pageBreakAfter property is used for setting or returning the page-break behavior after an element in printing or print preview.
The Style pageBreakAfter property does not affect the absolutely positioned elements.

Syntax :

Property Values : = “auto|always|avoid|emptystring|left|right|initial|inherit”

Values Description:

  • auto : It is used to insert a page break after the element if necessary.
  • always : It is used to insert a page break after before the element.
  • avoid : It is used to avoid a page after before an element.
  • emptystring : Page break is not inserted after the element.
  • left : It is used to insert one or two page breaks after the element, so the next page is considered a left page.
  • right : It is used to insert one or two page breaks after the element, so the next page is considered a right page.
  • initial : It is used to set this property to its default value.
  • inherit : It is used to inherit this property from its parent element.

Below program illustrates the Style pageBreakAfter property :

Example 1: Setting a page break after the <p> element with id=”footer”





<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Style pageBreakAfter Property in HTML</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Style pageBreakAfter Property</h2>
    <p id="myfooter">Geeksforgeeks is a portal for geeks.</p>
    <p>For setting page break after footer paragraph, 
      double click the "Set Page Break" button: </p>
    <button ondblclick="pagebreak()">Set Page Break</button>
        function pagebreak() {
                .style.pageBreakAfter = "always";



  • Before Clicking the button:

  • After clicking the button:

Note: In order to see the output, please save the code in HTML file and run it on your browser. The output will be seen when you will see the PRINT PREVIEW of that file.

Supported Web Browsers

  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up

I am a technology enthusiast who has a keen interest in programming I am pursuing Engineering in Computer Science from GEU, Dehradun I like to unwind by watching movies and English sitcomsI have a keen interest in music

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using or mail your article to See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.

Article Tags :

Be the First to upvote.

Please write to us at to report any issue with the above content.