<drawingGridVerticalSpacing> (Drawing Grid Vertical Grid Unit Size)

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

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


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

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

The resulting grid would look like the following:

The <drawingGridVerticalSpacing> element has its @val attribute equal to 720, therefore every vertical gridline has a height of one half of an inch (720 twentieths of a point). ]

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"/>