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DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing class

Drawing Grid Horizontal Grid Unit Size. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:drawingGridHorizontalSpacing.

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

public class DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing : TwipsMeasureType

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

drawingGridHorizontalSpacing (Drawing Grid Horizontal Grid Unit Size)

This element specifies the width of horizontal grid units in this document. The drawing grid is a grid which can be used by applications to help position floating objects in the document.

If this element is omitted, then each horizontal grid unit shall be 180 twentieths of a point (0.125") in width.

[Example: Consider the image below illustrating a WordprocessingML document in which all horizontal grid units are each 144 twentieths of a point wide (and all are showing):

If the gridlines in this document must only be displayed for every half an inch, that requirement would be specified using the following WordprocessingML in the document settings:

<w:drawingGridHorizontalSpacing w:val="720" />

The resulting grid would look like the following:

The drawingGridHorizontalSpacing element has its val attribute equal to 720, therefore every horizontal gridline has a width of one half of an inch (720 twentieths of a point). 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.
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