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Managing Page Breaks


This section only applies to techniques used for publishing PDF/print output. Page breaks do not apply to other outputs such as HTML or HTML5.

Paligo handles page breaks automatically during the publishing process. It uses a set of default rules for page breaks, which make sure that certain elements are kept together. For example, titles are always kept on the same page as the next element, which is usually the first paragraph in a topic. 

But there may be times where you want page breaks to be handled differently, and so you will need to use soft page breaks or hard page breaks.

  • A soft page break is a break that is only used when the content is too large to fit on a single page.

  • A hard page break is a fixed break that is always applied, even if there is enough space on the page for the content.


We recommend that you use soft page breaks instead of hard page breaks. This is because soft page breaks tend to work better if content is reused or translated, as they are only applied if content flows over a page. Hard page breaks are always in place, so may not be in the correct place if a topic is translated into another language or reused in another publication.

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