How to divide the text into separate pages (like Google docs) in contenteditable?

I have been working on the creation of a specialized text editor running in the browser. I’ve got a question that has put me in a stupor. How to detect and divide long text into separate pages, as is done in Google docs?
I know that google docs does not work through contenteditable, but there must be some solution…

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    1. We load a document by means of json object and then rendering our pages.
    2. We are typing the text and reached the end of the page.
    3. We delete the text.
    4. We insert or remove a piece of text.

    Google docs pagination
    https://googleblog.blogspot.ru/2011/04/pagination-comes-to-google-docs.html

    page.html

    <div class="box-base">
        <div id="page-1" class="page">
             <div id="editable-1" class="document" contenteditable="true"></div>
        </div>
        <div id="page-2" class="page">
             <div id="editable-2" class="document" contenteditable="true"></div>
        </div>
    </div>
    

    styles.css

    .box-base {
        margin-left: 50px;
        flex: 1 0 430px;
        border-style: solid;
        display: -webkit-flex;
        display: flex;
        flex-wrap: wrap;
        justify-content: center;
        height: 900px;
        overflow: auto;
    }
    .page {
        width: @page-width;
        height: @page-width * 1.414;
        /*overflow-y: auto;*/
        background: white;
        margin: 25px 0 25px 0;
    }
    .document {
      /*max-height: 1000px;*/
      overflow: hidden;
    }
    

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    I think you have to try splitting the text at different places and watch until scrollHeight is just less than or equal to clientHeight. Something like:

    var divs = document.querySelectorAll('div');
    var div = divs[0]
    // Get text from content of first div - this wouldn't be what real code used
    var text = div.textContent;
    
    // Guess the split point as a percentage of the hidden characters
    var splitPoint = text.length * div.clientHeight / div.scrollHeight;
    
    // Find first space after splitpoint
    splitPoint = text.indexOf(' ', splitPoint);
    
    // Used to make sure we don't get into an infinite loop. Not needed if this code is proven to work on all browsers.
    var count = 0;
    
    div.textContent = text.substr(0, splitPoint);
    
    // Add words until we are bigger 
    while ((div.clientHeight == div.scrollHeight) && (count++ < 1000)) {
      splitPoint = text.indexOf(' ', splitPoint + 1);
      div.textContent = text.substr(0,splitPoint);
    }
    
    // Subtract words until we are smaller 
    while ((div.clientHeight < div.scrollHeight) && (count++ < 1000)) {
      splitPoint = text.lastIndexOf(' ', splitPoint - 1);
      div.textContent = text.substr(0, splitPoint);
    }
    
    divs[1].textContent = text.substr(splitPoint);
    
    // Create new divs starting at splitpoint (left as an exercise)
    div.box {
      width: 150px;
      height: 150px;
      border: 1px solid black;
    }
    
    div.moretext {
      background: #ccc;
    }
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    <div class="moretext"></div>