One approach is to ask the user to input a text delimiter, like a "@", for
example, in every point where there should be a new line or paragraph.
Then, you should parse the text, and at every point you find a "@", tu place
a "<BR>" or "<P>" or any other HTML tag that best suits your need!!

This is just one solution, but I'm pretty sure there others!!

Mike Guirao

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Major [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Jueves, 12 de Enero de 2006 10:33 a.m.
Subject: [PHP-DB] Formatting a form box

Hi there,
On one of my forms, there is a section where users can put images etc..and
then it is displayed on my php pages. My question is how do I make it so
that the html formatting is automatically done. For example when someone is
typing something, and wants to start a new paragraph although they press
return when typing when the data is displayed from the MySQL database on a
website it's just continuous text. For it to start a new paragraph they have
to put <p> in when they are typing in this box. They do not know all the
html formatting codes, and so I need someway of making so that it is easy
for them to have formatted text without doing all the html.
Also things like changing colours, bold, italic and things would be good.
Something like on forums, where when you enter a new post you have all the
formatting options.

Hope this makes sense,

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