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      How to: Change Formatting of the Current Paragraph
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How to: Change Formatting of the Current Paragraph

This code sample demonstrates how you can modify the attributes of the current paragraph. The Document.Selection property is used to obtain the DocumentRange object, representing the user selection.

To modify paragraph formatting, such as the ParagraphPropertiesBase.LineSpacing, Paragraph.Alignment, Paragraph.SpacingBefore etc., call the SubDocument.BeginUpdateParagraphs method for the specified range, modify the properties of the returned ParagraphProperties object and call the SubDocument.EndUpdateParagraphs method to finalize the modification.

The following code snippet changes the first line indent and the line spacing of the paragraph containing the selection.

Note

To change default paragraph formatting for the current document, use the Document.DefaultParagraphProperties property.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E5219.

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