the function you are looking for is called nl2br().  Translated it means
'new line to <BR>.'  when you pull you text from your database run it
through this and it will be correctly formatted for HTML to read correctly.
See php documentation for further discussion and examples.


"CÚsar aracena" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
Hi all. I have this DB where I'm storing this sometimes large amount of
text into a TEXT field, but I can't seem to find the way to BREAK lines
so it won't make my browser go 3000 pixels wide when that text is
printed. About this, I have two questions:

1) What should I use to break the text into lines at the DB so HTML can
read them fine? and
2) How should I make the TEXT INPUT BOX so the visitor doesn't have to
type <br> or something after 20 words or so? Is there a way that PHP can
count and break text strings by itself prior storing?

Thanks in advance,

Cesar Aracena
Neuquen, Argentina

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