VML MSO-Direction-Alt Attribute

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Defines alternate direction for text in textboxes. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element style="mso-direction-alt: expression ">


When the value of the Direction attribute is context, the MSO-Direction-Alt attribute is used and its value will also be context.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute