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)
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


Years ago, I learned from this list about creating a paragraph style to
for page breaks. I've always done this using something like 800 pts of
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
Page. Hmmm. Good question.

Do you folks have any words of wisdom (pros or cons) for using one
over the other for a page break paragraph tag?


Linda G. Gallagher
TechCom Plus, LLC

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