Document Settings

The first group of settings stored in WordprocessingML is document settings. These settings specify all document-level properties which affect the handling of the current document.

  <w:defaultTabStop w:val="720" />
  <w:characterSpacingControl w:val="dontCompress" />

The <settings> element contains all of the document settings for this document. In this case, the two settings applied are automatic tab stop increments of 0.5" using the <defaultTabStop> element (§, and no character level whitespace compression using the <characterSpacingControl> element (§ ]