<spcPts> (Spacing Points)

This element specifies the amount of white space that is to be used between lines and paragraphs in the form of a text point size. The size is specified using points where 100 is equal to 1 point font and 1200 is equal to 12 point.

    <a:pPr …>
        <a:spcPts val="1400"/>
    </a:pPr><a:t>Sample Text</a:t></a:p></p:txBody>

The above paragraph of text will be formatted to have a spacing before the paragraph text. This spacing will be a size of 14 points due to <val="1400">. ]

Parent Elements

<lnSpc>; <spcAft>; <spcBef>



<val> (Value)

Specifies the size of the white space in point size. Whole points are specified in increments of 100 starting with 100 being a point size of 1. For instance a font point size of 12 would be 1200 and a font point size of 12.5 would be 1250.

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_TextSpacingPoint simple type (§

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

<complexType name="CT_TextSpacingPoint">
	<attribute name="val" type="ST_TextSpacingPoint" use="required"/>