<summaryLength> (Percentage of Document to Use When Generating Summary)

This element specifies the size for automatic document summaries performed on the content of a WordprocessingML document. An automatic document summary is a subset of text contained in a document deemed by the hosting application to summarize the content of the WordprocessingML document. The @val attribute of this element specifies the size of an automatic document summary to be performed on a given WordprocessingML document as a percentage of the total size of the given WordprocessingML document. Performing an automatic document summary is a runtime operation outside the scope of this Office Open XML Standard.

If this element is omitted, then applications may summarize this document to any desired size.

<w:summaryLength w:val="10" /> 

The <summaryLength> element's @val attribute is equal to 10 specifying that any automatic document summary shall be ten percent of the size of the document. ]

Parent Elements




<val> (Decimal Number Value)

Specifies that the contents of this attribute will contain a decimal number.

The contents of this decimal number are interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

<w:… w:val="1512645511" />

The value of the @val attribute is a decimal number whose value must be interpreted in the context of the parent element. ]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_DecimalNumber simple type (§2.18.16).

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

<complexType name="CT_DecimalNumber">
	<attribute name="val" type="ST_DecimalNumber" use="required"/>