Keep with next paragraph binds the last line of a paragraph to the first line of the next. It ensures no page break happens between the two paragraphs. It’s like keep lines together, except it works between paragraphs instead of within a paragraph.
Always use this option with headings. It looks bad if a heading appears at the bottom of a page and the text it’s introducing starts on the next page. Keeping with the next paragraph prevents this.
The keep-with-next-paragraph option is a little boring on its own. It gets more interesting when used with its friend, the keep-lines-together option. For instance, let’s return to the jury-instruction example:
CACI 204. Willful suppression of evidence
_____ Given as proposed _____ Given as modified _____ Refused _____ Withdrawn}
Here, the name of the jury instruction is one paragraph, and the four choices below are a second paragraph. The four choices won’t get separated from each other because they’re glued together with the keep-lines-together option. But we don’t want the instruction name getting separated from the choices either. By setting the instruction name to keep with next paragraph, all five lines will move as a unit.
How to keep with next paragraph
WordRight-click in the text and select Paragraph → Line and Page Breaks → check Keep with next
WordPerfectNo direct support for keeping with next paragraph. Some say you can approximate the effect with Format → Keep Text Together → Conditional end of page enter the Number of lines to keep together. I’ll leave the rest as an exercise for WordPerfect fans.