DefaultTabStop class

Office 2013 and later

Distance Between Automatic Tab Stops. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:defaultTabStop.

Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)

public class DefaultTabStop : NonNegativeShortType

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

defaultTabStop (Distance Between Automatic Tab Stops)

This element specifies the value which shall be used as the multiplier to generate automatic tab stops in this document. Automatic tab stops refer to the tab stop locations which occur after all custom tab stops in the current paragraph have been surpassed.

If this element is omitted, then automatic tab stops should be generated at 720 twentieths of a point (0.5") intervals across the displayed page.

[Example: Consider a WordprocessingML document which should have automatic tab stops every 360 twentieths of a point (). This requirement is specified using the following WordprocessingML in the document settings:

<w:defaultTabStop w:val="360" />

The defaultTabStop element's val attribute has a value of 360 specifying that automatic tab stops shall occur every 1/4th of an inch across the page.

If a custom tab stop was located at 2.28", then the next three automatic tab stops would be at 2.5", 2.75" and 3.0" (the next three multiples of the default tab stop value). end example]

Parent Elements

settings (§



val (Measurement in Twentieths of a Point)

Specifies a positive measurement value, specified in twentieths of a point. This value is interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML element with a val attribute containing a positive measurement in twentieths of a point:

<… w:val="720" />

The val attribute has a value of 720, specifying that this measurement value is 720 twentieths of a point (0.5"). This value is interpreted by the parent element as needed. end example]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_TwipsMeasure simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_TwipsMeasure) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.