<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.

<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). ]

Parent Elements




<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.

<w:… 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. ]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_TwipsMeasure simple type (§2.18.105).

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_TwipsMeasure">
	<attribute name="val" type="ST_TwipsMeasure" use="required"/>