SwapBordersFacingPages Class

Swap Paragraph Borders on Odd Numbered Pages.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:swapBordersFacingPages.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


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


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] swapBordersFacingPages (Swap Paragraph Borders on Odd Numbered Pages)

This element specifies whether left and right paragraph borders defined under the pBdr element (Part 1, § shall be swapped under conditions where it is possible that the those pages are intended to be used to create a book-like publication.

Typically, no changes shall be made to the positions of paragraph borders defined under the pBdr element - a right border is always on the right, and a left border is always on the left. This element, when present with a val attribute value of true (or equivalent), specifies that under the two following conditions:

  • The margins in this document are mirrored using the mirrorMargins element (Part 1, §

  • The header/footers in this document are different on even and odd numbered pages using the evenAndOddHeaders element (Part 1, §17.10.1)

That paragraph borders on odd-numbered pages are swapped - that is, left borders shall be displayed on the right and right borders shall be displayed on the left.

[Example: Consider a WordprocessingML document for which the mirrorMargins element is present, and whose default paragraph style includes a paragraph border to be displayed on the right side of each paragraph:

<w:style w:type="paragraph" w:default="1" w:styleId="Normal" >
<w:right w:val="single" w:color="auto" />

If a two-page document is created using this default paragraph style, then all paragraphs has a border on the right side, as follows:


However, if this compatibility setting is turned on:

<w:swapBordersFacingPages />

Then the borders on the first page (being an odd-numbered page) must be swapped, resulting in the following output:


end example]

Parent Elements

compat (Part 1, §

This element’s content model is defined by the common boolean property definition in Part 1, §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


SwapBordersFacingPages Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace