Sorry, I had sent this first to my FileMaker list, but then realized it was probably more html/php related than database related. FMP is for FileMaker Pro.
Can you give me an example of your suggestion? I am still quite new at php and learn much better by example. Thanks Evert! Trish -----Original Message----- From: Evert Lammerts [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 8:21 AM To: VanBuskirk, Patricia Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Formatting in Text Area VanBuskirk, Patricia wrote: > I have a "customer description" text area field on my form which feeds through php to FMP, What's FMP? Is that what links this email to the db-list? > and spits out a confirmation page and email. The issue I am having is this ... as the customer types, the text wraps. Many put their own hard returns and spaces in to organize their description. It seems I can't get it to do both the wrap and show the actual formatting entered. If I format the field as physical wrap, the lines run off the page on the confirmation/printout. If I format it as virtual, then the hard returns, etc get lost. I have also tried using <PRE> on the confirmation page and email and that doesn't work either. > Line wrapping in a text area is a property of the text area, not of the text, as opposite to line breaks and hard returns. This is why you won't find line break characters at the place the text used to wrap in the text area. What you can do of course is to add a div (or whatever container you feel like) of the same width / height as the text area to the confirmation page and replace \l\r with br 's. -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php