<mirrorMargins> (Mirror Page Margins)

This element specifies that the left and right margins defined in the section properties shall be swapped on facing pages.

[Guidance: This setting is generally used when printing on both sides of pages and binding them like a book. end guidance]


If the <mirrorMargins> element is present in the document settings with its @val attribute equal to true, as follows:

<w:mirrorMargins w:val="true" />

The resulting pages will have mirrored margins as follows (un this representation, the gray rectangles representing the text extents on each page):

Parent Elements




<val> (On/Off Value)

Specifies a binary value for the property defined by the parent XML element.

A value of on, 1, or true specifies that the property shall be explicitly applied. This is the default value for this attribute, and is implied when the parent element is present, but this attribute is omitted.

A value of off, 0, or false specifies that the property shall be explicitly turned off.

<w:… w:val="off"/>

The @val attribute explicitly declares that the property is turned off. ]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_OnOff simple type (§2.18.67).

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

<complexType name="CT_OnOff">
	<attribute name="val" type="ST_OnOff"/>