CSS page Property

The CSS page property is used with paged media to specify a particular type of page on which an element must be displayed.

The page property is used in conjunction with the @page at-rule to determine which type of page should be used with certain elements.

For example, you could specify that all tables are printed in landscape orientation, while other elements are printed in portrait orientation.

The page property accepts either a <custom-ident> or the auto keyword as its value.

The <custom-ident> type is a case-sensitive identifier, however the auto keyword is ASCII case-insensitive (as are all CSS keywords).


This means that it can have any one of the following values.

Possible Values

This is a CSS keyword. Although the page property does not inherit, the auto value will ensure that its used value is the value specified on its nearest ancestor with a non-auto value. When specified on the root element, the used value for auto is the empty string.
This is a generic data type that represents a custom identifier defined by the author of the style sheet.

In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:

Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
This value acts as either inherit or initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.

General Information

Initial Value
Applies To
Boxes that create class A break points

Example Code

Official Specifications