Keep lines and paragraphs together

You can control how page breaks affect paragraphs and lines. In the procedures below, the option "Keep lines together" prevents a page break from occurring within a paragraph, and the option "Keep with next" prevents a page break from occurring between two selected paragraphs. By using these options instead of inserting a manual page break, your page-break choices are preserved even if you add or remove text that causes the page breaks to change.

Keep Lines Together on and off

Callout 1 Keep Lines Together off

Callout 2 Keep Lines Together on

Keep with Next on and off

Callout 1 Keep With Next off

Callout 2 Keep With Next on

Do any of the following:

Keep all lines in a paragraph together

  1. Click in the paragraph whose lines you want to keep together.

  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.

  3. Select the Keep lines together check box.

Keep paragraphs together

  1. Click in the first of the two paragraphs that you want to keep together on a page.

    Tip: If you want to keep more than two paragraphs together, select all but the last paragraph.

  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.

  3. Select the Keep with next check box.

See also

Control pagination

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