If you use the Top of Page pagination property for a dedicated paragraph tag to force a page break, then the space occupied by this paragraph will push the following paragraph down the page. You can play with the line spacing and space before/after this paragraph to minimize its effect, but unless you set its Space After to a negative value and then modify each and every paragraph tag that might follow it to have a similar amount of negative Space Before. And once you've gone to all that trouble, you're left with a paragraph that is almost impossible to see or select manually.
On the other hand, if you use the large Space After technique, the paragraph that forces the break is always on the preceding page so that it does not affect the vertical alignment on the following page. And you can make the default font something visually obvious (e.g. red and bold) so that you can see the paragraph easily and won't be tempted to use it as a regular text paragraph. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Linda G. Gallagher Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:31 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Page break paragraph style Framers, Years ago, I learned from this list about creating a paragraph style to use for page breaks. I've always done this using something like 800 pts of space after for the page break paragraph tag to force the new page. In talking about this with a colleague, she asked why not set the Pagination to Top of Page. Hmmm. Good question. Do you folks have any words of wisdom (pros or cons) for using one method over the other for a page break paragraph tag? Thanks! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Linda G. Gallagher TechCom Plus, LLC