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Using <DIV> to position paragraphs

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What I would like to do is create columns with each para and I thought I could do it using a <DIV> tag which specifies the positioning. I want the left and right to appear next to each other, not above/below each other. I have the following code;

<body>
<div id="left" style="positioning:absolute; top:100; left:10; width:200">

<p>left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left
left </p>
</div><div id="right" style="positioning:absolute; top:100; left:210; width:200">

<p>right right right right right right right right right right right right right right
right </p>
</div>
</body>
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Question by:jcorbin
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jcorbin,

The <div> tag is the same as the <p> tag all it does is create a new paragraph...there is only 2 ways that I know of to create text the way you want...one is by using tables or you can use the <multicol> tag, here is an example.....

P.S. The only draw back of this tag is it only works in Netscape browsers.

<html>
<head>
<title>LLL</title>
</head>
<body>
<multicol cols=2>

<!-- NOTE: You can do as many cols=# as you like -->

left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left left
<p>
right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right right

</multicol>


</body>
</html>

The only other way to create text next to each other is to put them into tables.

I hope this helps.

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