MirrorIndents class
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MirrorIndents class

Office 2013 and later

Defines the MirrorIndents Class. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:mirrorIndents.

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

public class MirrorIndents : OnOffType

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

mirrorIndents (Use Left/Right Indents as Inside/Outside Indents)

This element specifies whether the paragraph indents should be interpreted as mirrored indents. When this element is present, the start indent shall become the inside indent (the one closest to the binding) and the end indent shall become the outside indent (the one furthest from the binding). [Note: This mirroring is typically used when the contents of the document are used to generate signatures – combinations of pages which are then placed in a binding. When signatures are printed in a left-to-right document, the first, third, etc. pages are printed on the left side of the combined sheet, and the second, fourth, etc. are printed on its right side, then bound and folded. For a right-to-left document, the first, third, etc. pages are printed on the right side of the combined sheet, and the second, fourth, etc. are printed on its left side. end note]

If the mirrorIndents property is specified for this paragraph, then the inside page edge is the end page edge for odd numbered pages and the start page edge for even numbered pages. Conversely, the outside page edge is the start page edge for odd numbered pages and the end page edge for even numbered pages. Odd and even numbering in the text above refers to the ordinal position of the page in the paginated document, not to the page number which may appear on each page.

If this element is omitted on a given paragraph, its value is determined by the setting previously set at any level of the style hierarchy (i.e. that previous setting remains unchanged). If this setting is never specified in the style hierarchy, then this property shall not be applied.

[Example: Consider a paragraph on the first page of a document which should have a one inch indentation from the text margins on the inside edge when the resulting document is printed and bound. This means that the paragraph has a one inch right border if it is on an odd numbered page, and a one inch left border if it is on an even numbered page. This set of indentations is specified using the following WordprocessingML:

<w:pPr>
  <w:ind w:start="1440" />
  <w:mirrorIndents /> 
</w:pPr>

This set of indentation properties specifies that a 1440 twip indentation should be provided on the leading side of the text margins for this paragraph. However, since the mirrorIndents property is set, the start indent is really the inside indent, and if this paragraph is on page one, must result in a one inch right indent from the text margin. end example]

Parent Elements

pPr (§17.3.1.26); pPr (§17.3.1.25); pPr (§17.7.5.2); pPr (§17.7.6.1); pPr (§17.9.23); pPr (§17.7.8.2)

This element’s content model is defined by the common boolean property definition in §17.17.4.

© 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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