ParagraphFormat.SpaceBeforeAuto Property (Word)

True if Microsoft Word automatically sets the amount of spacing before the specified paragraphs. Read/write Long.

expression .SpaceBeforeAuto

expression A variable that represents a ParagraphFormat object.

Returns wdUndefined if the SpaceBeforeAuto property is set to True for only some of the specified paragraphs. Can be set to either True or False.

If SpaceBeforeAuto is set to True, the SpaceBefore property is ignored.

This example displays a report showing the SpaceBeforeAuto settings for the active document.

Select Case ActiveDocument.Range.ParagraphFormat.SpaceBeforeAuto 
 Case True 
 x = "Spacing before paragraphs is handled " _ 
 & "automatically for all paragraphs." 
 Case False 
 x = "Spacing before paragraphs is handled " _ 
 & "manually for all paragraphs." 
 Case wdUndefined 
 x = "Spacing before paragraphs is handled " _ 
 & "automatically for some paragraphs, " _ 
 & "manually for some paragraphs." 
End Select
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