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VML Reference Material - VML
Within a WordprocessingML document, it is possible to include graphical objects. When these objects are present in a word processing document, it is necessary to include information about the object which is specific to their presence in a word processing document.
[Note: The format is a legacy format originally introduced with Office 2000 and is included and fully defined in this Standard for backwards compatibility reasons. The DrawingML format is a newer and richer format created with the goal of eventually replacing any uses of in the Office Open XML formats. should be considered a deprecated format included in Office Open XML for legacy reasons only and new applications that need a file format for drawings are strongly encouraged to use preferentially DrawingML .end note]
All elements defined in this subclause shall only appear in a WordprocessingML document.
[Example: Consider a 5-point star added to a WordprocessingML document, for example:
This object allows surrounding text to around its top and bottom, but not to either side, so this interaction with the surrounding document text (which is specific to a word processing document) is stored in the WordprocessingML Drawing namespace as follows:
<v:shape … >
<wd:wrap wd:type="topAndBottom" />
The element specifies how surrounding WordprocessingML document content shall around the floating object - in this case, by wrapping to its top and bottom extents via the type attribute value of topAndBottom. end example]