Quick reference

break-inside-autobreak-inside: auto;
break-inside-avoidbreak-inside: avoid;
break-inside-avoid-pagebreak-inside: avoid-page;
break-inside-avoid-columnbreak-inside: avoid-column;

Basic usage

Setting the break-inside behavior

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

<div class="columns-2">
  <p>Well, let me tell you something, ...</p>
  <p class="break-inside-avoid-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-inside-avoid-column to only apply the break-inside-avoid-column utility on hover.

<div class="hover:break-inside-avoid-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-inside-avoid-column to apply the break-inside-avoid-column utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

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

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