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If someone prints a page I would like to insure
page breaks at various points.  How can I do that?
And, can I do it without upsetting the page display?
Would like to do this within html - no script, no java, no ________.
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Quick answer is you can't.  You can approximate this so it will work for most viewers.  After you set up your page, go to print preview.  This will show how it will print on your machine.  Adjust the spacing between elements until it breaks where you want it.  Add some space to allow for other machines being set up with different margins.  This will mostly work.

The other option is to create a printer friendly version of the page using <blockquote> and other tags to control format.  It won't always look good on the screen, but you can get it close.

The basic problem is that you have no control of font or margins on the users computer or printer, so you can only try for a middle of the road that will work for many users.
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