DrawingGridHorizontalOrigin class

Office 2013 and later

Drawing Grid Horizontal Origin Point. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:drawingGridHorizontalOrigin.

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

public class DrawingGridHorizontalOrigin : TwipsMeasureType

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

drawingGridHorizontalOrigin (Drawing Grid Horizontal Origin Point)

This element specifies the distance from of the left edge of the page which shall be used as the origin for the horizontal gridlines used by the drawing grid. The drawing grid is a virtual grid which might be used by applications to specify where drawing objects shall be positioned on a page when inserted (i.e. to ensure objects are aligned, etc.). Since the grid always covers the entire page when the doNotUseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin element (§ is specified, this element shall only affect the starting edge of the first horizontal gridline displayed (i.e. it only adjusts the grid by the modulus of the value against the width of one grid unit).

If this element is omitted, then the gridlines shall start at the leftmost edge of the page. If the doNotUseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin element is not specified, then this element is ignored.

[Example: Consider a WordprocessingML document whose drawing grid must begin three inches (4320 twentieths of a point) before the left edge of the page. This requirement would be specified using the following WordprocessingML markup in the document settings:

  …  <w:dontuseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin w:val="true" />
  <w:drawingGridHorizontalOrigin w:val="4320" />

The drawingGridHorizontalOrigin element's val attribute is equal to 4320 specifying that the horizontal edge of the document's drawing grid must begin three inches (4320 twentieths of a point) from the left edge of the page, since the dontUseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin element's val attribute is equal to true. 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.

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