Quick reference

break-before-autobreak-before: auto;
break-before-avoidbreak-before: avoid;
break-before-allbreak-before: all;
break-before-avoid-pagebreak-before: avoid-page;
break-before-pagebreak-before: page;
break-before-leftbreak-before: left;
break-before-rightbreak-before: right;
break-before-columnbreak-before: column;

Basic usage

Setting the break-before behavior

Use the break-before-{value} utilities to control how a column or page break should behave before an element. For example, use the break-before-column utility to force a column break before an element.

<div class="columns-2">
  <p>Well, let me tell you something, ...</p>
  <p class="break-before-column">Sure, go ahead, laugh...</p>
  <p>Maybe we can live without...</p>
  <p>Look. If you think this is...</p>

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:break-before-column to only apply the break-before-column utility on hover.

<div class="hover:break-before-column">
  <!-- ... -->

For a complete list of all available state modifiers, check out the Hover, Focus, & Other States documentation.

Breakpoints and media queries

You can also use variant modifiers to target media queries like responsive breakpoints, dark mode, prefers-reduced-motion, and more. For example, use md:break-before-column to apply the break-before-column utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<div class="md:break-before-column">
  <!-- ... -->

To learn more, check out the documentation on Responsive Design, Dark Mode and other media query modifiers.