12. Report-Writer Statements : Page Layout and Control Statements : .Need Statement--Keep Lines Together : Description
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The .need statement allows you to ensure that groups of text lines are not broken across pages of the report. Report-Writer performs conditional page breaks, to keep the specified or variable‑specified lengths of text blocks together. You can use this statement to make sure that Report-Writer keeps all lines of text in the headers, and such, on the same page. For examples of placing the .need statement, see the appendix "Report-Writer Report Examples."
Report-Writer evaluates any expressions used as parameters to the .need statement during runtime.