AlignBorderAndEdges Class

Align Paragraph and Table Borders with Page Border.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:alignBordersAndEdges.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


Public Class AlignBorderAndEdges _
    Inherits OnOffType
Dim instance As AlignBorderAndEdges
public class AlignBorderAndEdges : OnOffType


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] alignBordersAndEdges (Align Paragraph and Table Borders with Page Border)

This element specifies that paragraph borders specified using the pBdr element (§ and table borders using the tblBorders element (§17.4.40) shall be adjusted to align with extents of the page border defined using the pgBorders element (§17.6.10) if the spacing between these borders is less than or equal to 10.5 points (one character width) or less from the page border. The presence of this setting shall ensure there are no gaps of one character width or less between adjoining page and paragraph/table borders, as borders which are perfectly aligning shall not be displayed in favor of the intervening page border.

If this element is omitted, then borders shall not be automatically adjusted to prevent gaps of less than one character width. If the page border is not measured from the text extents using a value of text in the offsetFrom attribute on the pgBorders element, then it can be ignored.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML fragment from the document settings:

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

The alignBordersAndEdges element has a value of true specifying that borders must be adjusted to prevent gaps of less than one character width. If a document has a page border specified to appear 4 points from the text extents, and within that page a paragraph border specified to appear one point from the text extents, that would normally appear like this:


If this element is present, then those gaps (which are all of three points in width) must be adjusted to ensure that the borders align exactly and the paragraph border is suppressed:


end example]

Parent Elements

settings (§

This element’s content model is defined by the common boolean property definition in §17.17.4.

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


AlignBorderAndEdges Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace