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t (Text)

This element specifies that this run contains literal text which shall be displayed in the document. The t element shall be used for all text runs which is not:

Part of a region of text that is contained in a deleted region using the del element (§

Part of a region of text that is contained within a field code

[Example: Consider a paragraph of WordprocessingML content which reads This is text. This paragraph would therefore be represented as follows:

<w:t>This is text</w:t>

The text is contained in a t node. end example]

Parent Elements

r7.1.2.87); r2.3.2.23)




space (Content Contains Significant Whitespace)


Namespace: http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace

Specifies how white space should be handled for the contents of this element using the W3C space preservation rules.


[Example: Consider the following run contained within a WordprocessingML document:


<w:t>significant whitespace </w:t>


Although there are three spaces on each side of the text content in the run, that whitespace has not been specifically marked as significant, therefore it is removed when this run is added to the document. end example]


The possible values for this attribute are defined by the type in the namespace.

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

<complexType name="CT_Text">


   <extension base="ST_String">

   <attribute ref="xml:space" use="optional"/>